Last Sunday, we passed the half a million mark. The past few months, this abode of thankful-ness had more than 800 views per day, some days
1,200. In the past year 205,000 made time to rest their heels here. It looks like there will be 300,000 views between now and the next anniversary, a growth of 50%.
Since the last anniversary, I had heartaches---a few relationships ended, including a friendship of thirty+ years. I am glad this last one did, even though the fellow named his only son after me----and he is not Hispanic. Visiting once a year didn't cut it. Reluctantly, in June I left the idyllic island town of Alameda.
I am happier and stronger of character than I was this time last year, and I was pretty happy and robust then. Expressing my feelings, experiencing life and not just experiencing is happening more often. I am more in the moment when relating with others and I am more comfortable expressing my projections, taking ownership of them.
Last April, I resumed driving. This was after twenty-five months of not using my car for one mile. In June I fell in love with a cat I adopt-ed, she dying just two weeks ago. I have more clients since last year, I'm close to offering workshops in the community. I will be offering one on embracing differences next week.
1. I discovered parts of my inner self---what I felt about different topics--- through penning about them here. If I wasn't an innkeeper, I certainly would not have written the 1,052
In the process I have aired out thoughts about recovery, dealing with others, low self-esteem, how we can overcome difficulties and deepening our relationship with God.
3. I have been blessed by the work I have done here. I have met many wonderful people who have dropped by. My writing has improved, too. Thank you for your patience with me as I have learned how to put pen to paper.
How About You?
Please let me hear how it has been for you, as a guest of this place. I'd love hearing your feedback.
May you have a great and grateful weekend. I know I will!