An Open Letter to My Readers

To each and everyone of you who visit here — most especially to those of you who comment — thank you.  Every day I look forward to your words.  There was a while, before OC, when your words were often the only kind words I received in a day.  And there were many, many days when you were the only adults I spoke to!

When you do not appear, I miss you.  If you don’t appear or post on your own blog for several days, I worry about you!  Most of you have been in my prayers at one time or another.  I may not know you in the flesh, but I count you among my friends.

However, I am not just thanking you for being wonderful people and caring friends, I am thanking you — especially those who comment on a regular basis — for making my blog a fun and friendly place to be.  Almost two years ago I told my sister, Caryl, that she needed to read the comments because that’s where all the fun is.  Just recently she started reading the comments, and she agrees.

Waaaaay back when I first started blogging, this guy named Doug was one of the first to leave me a comment.  I followed his link back to his blog and I found a community of friends sharing fun and laughter and silliness.  I wanted the same kind of community on my blog — and I got it, but I know that wasn’t by my effort, but by yours.

This is my 1000th post.  In those 1000 posts, I have received 15,622 non-spam comments.  That’s an amazing return on my investment!  I wish you’d all have been sending me money instead …. Oh! Wait.  I mean, I cherish each and every one of those comments.  Many of them were rays of sunshine on gloomy days, or pick-me-ups when I thought I was down for the count.

If it weren’t for all of you, I would have no reason to blog, so this milestone is yours, and I thank you for it, 1000 times over!