01 October 2008

Counting Blessings

Talking with a friend today about things to be grateful for. I mentioned the Internet because in just the last few weeks it has enabled me to connect with some great people I never knew before and with whom I have a lot in common. Some of their blogs are over there to the right in Places I Visit. The welcomes have been more than I could ever have hoped for and I wanted to say a big Thank You to all (you know who you are). This wouldn't have been possible not so long ago. It's quite a community I've discovered, with some amazing stories of faith and strength. It's been inspiring and I look forward to meeting and learning more and making my own contributions if I can.

Another thing to be grateful for, of course, is that rugby training starts soon. Pads and helmets and 5 second plays with hours of rest in between are like training wheels. Rugby is the real thing. Apologies to American football fans or players whom I may have offended! I wonder if the All Blacks will stomp everybody again this season. Their haka is really something to see.


Bror said...

Yes, suddenly I don't feel so alone anymore either. Glad you are here. I look forward to getting to know you.

Robert said...

Enjoy blogging. I do. It's a brotherhood. I'm excited to read your stuff.

Forester said...

Welcome. Thanks for your comments on my posts. You're like an old friend, coming to my rescue. I feel like I've known you for years. I look forward to reading your thoughts, but more importantly, I look forward to feeling of your strength.

Alan said...

Bror: It's great to be here and to feel part of a community, I agree. Wish I had done this long ago. Great icon, BTW, I love that kind of architecture.

Robert: A "brotherhood" indeed. Thanks for your kind words, hope my stuff will be worth reading!

Forester: Nice to hear from you and thanks for your very generous words, I hope I can live up to your expectations. Would you mind e-mailing me directly, I have a business-related question for you that is probably best off-blog.