"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted."
Thank you so much, my dear blogger friends, for your support and encouragement during the past three months. Thank you all for your kindness during my recovery and for waiting for me to come back to blogging after my break.
I have said it before and I'll say it again: When I first started blogging, almost a year ago now, I thought it would be a way for friends, family back in Sweden, and those old UCLA colleagues who wanted to keep up with me to read about my life with dogs here in the canyon.
But blogging has become so much more. I had no idea that I would make new friends I would come to feel like I've known for years. That I would meet people from all over the world, from the very north of Sweden (a blogger friend, no relation) to Canada, the UK, Slovenia, Australia, Tanzania, Namibia, and so on. And that all of these individuals would have something to teach me or tell me about: from donkey, horse, and elephant rescues; a dog's adventures on the beaches of Nova Scotia; learning a simple way to make ice cream; dealing with severe disabilities and pain with more strength and grace than I can imagine; to the helper in Africa with his chickens, the dog he rescued, and his loyalty to my blogger friend and her family there. It has been such a rich experience for me and it just continues to grow.
As I'm beginning to feel like my old self, I just want you guys to know that your kindness meant a lot to me.