I am noticing a strange phenomenon. There are quite a few folks visiting this small part of cyber-space but not many folks are leaving comments. I coul be left to think many things but it is probably none of those things or all of those things. All that to mean there isn’t “one reason” people aren’t commenting. So I just wanted to be open and honest about how I feel about comments:
I love them.
They are encouraging. They are challenging. They are insightful. They are helpful in broadening my sometimes narrow perspective.
Instead of rehashing this, I will instead paste some of an e-mail discussion with a friend of mine who communicated some reticence at leaving comments (she didn’t think she was smart enough!! to which I say, “What-ever!!).
You are beautiful. And your thoughts and feelings are completely worth hearing. I am not any better than you. I just see the world differently. I am thankful for the way God has made me and I am looking forward to seeing how he is going to use me but sometimes I feel like I am going crazy. So many thoughts inside my head. Sometimes I can’t stop thinking. And other times I second guess myself and wonder if people aren’t commenting on things I write or say because I am completely off my rocker. I doubt and question myself. Being analytical means I can see things about a situation that others don’t but it also means I analyze myself to death sometimes. So sometimes I need people who see the world from a different view point to bring me back down to earth. Sometimes my thoughts spark ideas that are inspiring to me because they are a new way of seeing things. So don’t be afraid to write. Don’t be afraid or ashamed of who you are. God made you just the way you are! And I love you just that way. I shudder to think what the world would be like if everyone were like me. It would be boring and unbalanced and insane! Your free spirit is nurturing to me. It’s life giving. It’s just what I need sometimes. It’s just what many people need sometimes. Just be you and try to be okay with that. You’re beautiful just the way you are. Don’t deny the world your beauty. You have things to offer us. Don’t let the enemy convince you otherwise. It’s true. Would this face lie to you!??! ; )
For some this may seem melodramatic. Maybe. But it’s how I feel. And the more I learn about life and people, the more I learn that we are riddled with fears and insecurities about who we are and how God made us. I am starting to be free from that.
Anyway, I would love to hear yor comments. Whether they are comments of agreement or comments of disgust at what I have said, I welcome them. Just please be respectful. I do have feelings. And don’t feel as though you have to list your real or full name in the comment. Feel free to make up a nick name for yourself. Anyway, there’s no pressure really…I just wanted to let my feelings be know.
Grace and Peace,