The blog world is full of millions of tightly woven little bands of cyber friends. The friends I’ve made through it is the most rewarding thing about blogging for me.
It’s strange but some of my blogging friends have become almost like family. I worry when I don’t hear from them for a couple of days. Which brings me to the point of this post…
It ain’t always all about me…
Sometimes you just gotta stop dwelling on your own petty issues and devote some time to caring for others. That’s all I’m saying. This is MY blog and I use it as a sounding board for whatever dumb rant is in my head, dumping all my silliness into the webosphere with a peck on the cheek and a wave goodbye. Y’all do with it as you will….
Today, it’s about my friends, my wonderful blogging friends who never EVER fail to show me all the love and support they can across Internet. They cheer me up when I’m in a funk and they send me words of encouragement and understanding when I’m in a quandary over something or another. They send virtual hugs….
One dear friend is fighting like hell not to be consumed by depression and/or the side effects of the anti-depressants prescribed for her. Depression is a massive vortex that just wants to suck her into its dark and ugly depths. At times it renders her incapable of coherent thought, or the desire to get out of bed. She struggles, clawing her way up to the surface only to slip back down. It’s an exhausting battle and I worry about her. I’m not in any way a church going person, but I pray to a God I know she believes deeply in. It’s all I can do….
Which pisses me off….
The other friend who has been on my mind a lot in recent days has lost a Parent and is grieving and hurting. Also walking around with pneumonia as she does all she can to care for and comfort those around her, never allowing herself the time to truly grieve. She’s in pain, physically and emotionally and I just want so much to put my arms around her and let her rest her head on my shoulder while I pat her back and whisper that it’s all going to be OK. And make her some chicken noodle soup. Sending electronic hugs is all I can do….
Which also pisses me off….
I want to help. I want to make them feel better. So I’m asking the rest of you to help me help them by taking a moment to say a prayer for them if you’re so inclined, to send well wishes and happy thoughts for them into the universe in hopes that those thoughts and wishes float back down to earth and land on the hearts of my friends…
Because today, it’s all about them….