Friday, September 19, 2008

Power of the Blog

Hi Everyone,
Today, I was reading my Google Alerts--and found an alert for a blog that mentioned asthma. I try to keep up-to-date on allergy and asthma information. I was ready for some new and interesting information, but was very surprised to find an inspirational blog, instead! This is a blog I've not read before, but I stopped to read it. It was hard to read as the family of the writer is going through some pretty rough times. The writer normally has very uplifting posts, but today, asked permission to share some of the details of what their family has been going through, and asking readers to share their own experiences and how they got through those rough times.

I was very happy to see that several people had already responded to this writer with very uplifting and affirming support, words of comfort and offers of help! Some of the readers even offered their email addresses, phone calls, etc. to help this person and their family! It was great to see people reaching out over the Internet to help others. I know this happens every day, but to actually come across such an example was wonderful! I am touched by their circumstances...for who hasn't been in some similar situations in their own lives? I certainly have. This writer was communicating their situation and reaching out for help...and found it from the blog readers. This is the power of the blog--people seeking, finding, sharing--to help others and to make new friends and contacts in both the real and virtual worlds.

That's all for today...I hope you all have a great weekend! TGIF!

God bless,
Sherry :0)
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