I had the awesome privilege to have breakfast with one of my favorite bloggers yesterday morning. She also happens to be a personal friend, but we started out our friendship through the blogosphere.
It got me thinking about the blogs I read and how many of the bloggers I know have turned into true friends. Friends who support, uplift, give awesome advice and share their joy like sunshine. We've traded emails, met in person, or we have friended one another on Facebook.
What ever the connection now, it started out as a blogging connection. So I though I'd share with you a few of my favorites:
Sweet Tea & Sunshine My friend, Sherilee writes this gem of a blog. We began as blogging buddies then branched out into "real life" friendship, which includes going out to breakfast, eating scones, and taking pictures of our food. She has a wicked sense of humor and sheds her love on others freely. Her blog has a little food and a little gratitude-- She is also really good at checking us "in" on Facebook and now my online life looks more glamorous thanks to her.
The Modest Peacock Jenny and I became friends when we started sharing snail mail. I'd followed her blog for a while and what struck me is that every person that commented on her blog she commented right back. She is incredibly creative and shares her love of music, sewing, tea and books. I'm comvinced that she is responsible for keeping the art of letter writing alive and each of her letters is a gift!
Life on the Muskoka River Cathy is the first person I told about Mountain Man leaving his job. (I know this sounds random, so hang in there--) There was something about telling someone not in my immediate vincinity that made it less terrifying. Her kindness stopped me cold and held me back from the edge. She's a damn fine writer too, and I have been known to start laughing out loud in the wee hours of the morning (lying in bed) while reading her posts. Mountain Man will roll over and mutter sleepily, "Are you reading Cathy?"
A Heart 4 Heaven This is my friend, Elaine's blog. I have gone to it over and over and EVERY TIME I come away feeling peaceful, lifted and focused. She has a gift of taking the ever day and turning it into a call to come closer to Love. Who wouldn't want that?
Delightfully Ludicrous Kellie cracks me up--and anyone who can make me laugh over and over I know is a true friend. Her posts are as random as mine (probably why I like her) and she covers a myriad of topics with humor, candor and thoughtful wit. Enjoy her blog and I dare you not to laugh out loud!
Blogging For Brenda This blog is the only one that is breaking my rule here--Emily and I were friends in junior high. In fact, you could say I've been "following" her for a while now--but don't, because that now just sounds creepy. Anyway, Emily and I go waaaaaaaay back. She truly LOVES people--and I love her blog. Her kindness, caring and delight in others infuse every post. She began this blog as a result of her work as a teacher and meeting a Congolese refugee, named Brenda. In addition to being a teacher, Emily and her husband also run a company called ON--Originally New. For each tee you purchase, they give one to someone in need.
Everything Emily does is to serve others. In her "about me" on her blog it reads, "I love people."
Yes, indeed, she does.
If you get a moment, I hope you check these blogs out--they lift, inspire, encourage and just bring joy!
Who are some of your favorite bloggers?