Why Do You Read?

It’s hard for me to believe that this weekend is over. I went to Boston for the day yesterday. It felt good to get away. I think I need to go on a vacation sometime soon just to address all of the thoughts that pop into my head on a daily basis.

I thought I would tell you why I keep the blog on my site. I like to write. For some reason it’s easy for me to relay my thoughts in this manner. I’m a fairly quiet individual and many people often wonder what’s going on inside my head, my family included. If I write a few times a week it gives people a look into my mind. It allows me to share my triumphs and failures with all of my readers. I can track all of the visitors on a daily and hourly basis. I can’t tell who you are or where you’re from, but I can tell when you visit. The number of page views I get are amazing to say the least. I’m not sure why all of you come here, but I would like to hear. At the bottom of every entry you are able to leave a comment and I would like to ask you to leave me a comment with why you come here and what you get from it. If you prefer to leave your name off that’s fine by me. However, I just want a good idea what draws you here. I would also like to know what you like to read about as well as things you don’t like.

I try to help people understand that they aren’t alone when they’re down and out. I try to give others hope. I let them inside my world to see that everyone is human. I also like to let people know how I feel. I try not to use names because I feel it’s better that way. I have many friends who have brought a tremendous amount of happiness to my life. I’ve also had a few who made me a little sad with their choices. I’ve learned that the ups and downs are what make us grow. At times, when my hope was the highest, I felt as if someone punched me in the gut and swiped it out of my hands before I had a chance to watch it grow.

I don’t let very many people close to me as many of you already know. I’m not a big risk taker which limits my choices. I often over think things and in hindsight probably end up making the wrong decisions. That’s why I live day by day and just push forward. I try to stay positive and I show my concern for the people that I care about. I hope I’ve shown a few people that there are good things to be found if you’re willing to step out of the ordinary every now and then. Sometimes I wish that I had more control on the direction of my life, but I’ve realized that in all reality I don’t have much control at all. Life tends to take us down the path that was set for us long before we knew it existed. That’s why it’s so important to pay attention to unexpected things when they appear in your life. All of us are presented with multiple paths to follow. Far too many of us don’t take advantage of the people or things that are sent to us to make a better life for us. I believe people appear when they do to help us make our choices. Pay attention to these things as time moves forward.

Those are a few of my reasons for writing. Please feel free to share with me your reasons for reading. I look forward to hearing from all of you. Thanks for listening to my endless babble. I’m always open for topics to write about so if you feel like you could use a piece on a certain topic drop me a note through my email on the site and I’ll try my best to come up with something that will fit the request. Thanks again.

One Response to “Why Do You Read?”

  1. Lisa says:

    I came here because we have been friends for a long time, and I was feeling bad that I hadn’t visited your blog in quite a while (as is obvious since this post is 2 years old). I will try to remember to visit more often!

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