In 2014, I had visitors from 9 countries and I was so excited about connecting with friends around the world. So far in 2015, I have had visitors from 34 countries: United States, Brazil, Italy, Portugal, Philippines, India, Switzerland, Russia, Indonesia, South Africa, Peru, Sri Lanka, Argentina, Taiwan, Chile, Mexico, Spain, Venezuela, Qatar, Mozambique, Israel, Norway, Thailand, Colombia, Belgium, Trinidad and Tobago, Egypt, Estonia, Georgia, Hong Kong SAR China, Romania, Netherlands, and Morocco. Nearly 300 of the 440 visits have been from the United States, but I’ve had 65 visitors from Brazil and 11 from Italy.
This all seems overwhelming to me and I can’t help wonder how you are finding your way to my blog. Most of my visitors from the United States come to me through Facebook, but visitors from other countries are finding me through other links. I would love to hear from you and I hope you will let me know how you found me.
It’s amazing to think how technology has brought the people of the world closer together than we could ever imagine. First satellites allowed us to speak to each other no matter how far apart. Now the internet brings us even closer. With Skype, we can talk face to face as if we are in the same room together. It is my hope and prayer that as we are drawn closer and feel more a part of each other, we can find common ground and come to understand each other better.
My purpose in writing the Handy Helpers books is to show that young people, older people, and people with special challenges have much to contribute to our world today. I sincerely hope that you are being drawn to my blog because you feel the same way. The young are our future, but they don’t have to wait until they are adults to help make our world a better place. The elderly represent the past, and they have a great deal to share with us. We must treasure them. They honor us by the way they continue to guide and help us. Those with special needs are our heroes. They struggle to overcome obstacles that most of us can’t even imagine. And they do it with smiles and cheers and love.
I feel so blessed to be able to reach out to all of you in this way. I would love comments from you, questions, anything to get a dialog going. May God bless all of your lives. And if you are drawn to my blog again sometime in the future, I pray that you will find food for thought and food to nourish your soul.
2 thoughts on “To my friends around the world”
That’s amazing. In the past we only dreamt of knowing people from other countries. My father, who was in the Arizona Legislature when I was young (I’m 56 now) gave me stamps he would receive at his office from other countries for my collection. Now if I wanted to I could get them myself. Congratulations on connecting with so may people Rosemary. I hope they see the worth of your books.
Thanks, Mark. I’m hoping I get comments from my readers from other countries. I’d love to find out how and why they’re linking to my blog.