Last year around this time, I published a post ‘All Things Thanksgiving & Turkey’. The post included fun facts about Thanksgiving and Turkey jokes. I figured it would not receive many likes being it was the day before Thanksgiving and I did not have many followers back then. That post did receive 16 ‘Likes’ and 4 ‘Comments’ from bloggers that continue to follow me today.
I am going on 18 months blogging and I have learned that followers will come and go, some leave and return and others leave never to be heard from again. We all have lives that take us in directions that at times are unexpected. These turns in direction sometimes require us to make changes in our lives; sometimes those changes involve no longer spending time on WP. Whatever the reason for followers leaving WP, I wish them the best and hope their lives are happy and healthy.
allabouthistory.org article Meaning of Thanksgiving has very good information about the Real Meaning of Thanksgiving. One of those meanings is Expressions of Gratitude. This part of the article begins with the following –
The meaning of Thanksgiving has undergone numerous transitions — an expression of gratitude for survival, a council’s recognition of its flourishing community, submission of the local natives, the defeat over the British, resulting in a collection of our nation’s traditions and values. Over the centuries, families added their customs to the Thanksgiving celebration, preserving that which they held most precious.
In this post, I want to take time to express my gratitude to you the followers and readers of this blog.
Many have followed me for over a year – with a few almost from day one with the first post.
Even though life is busy at times, many of you stop by every day to read and/or comment, and others take time every couple of days or weeks to catchup. No matter how much time you spend here and if you have followed me for quite some time now or are recent – I appreciate you very much and am thankful for you.
I feel extremely fortunate that many of you I consider friends. And yes, yet we only correspond via online on WP, I feel close to many of you. Over the past 1 ½ years, I have shared my early years and my recent years with nothing hidden. My posts, my writings and my words are accepted by many bloggers and I know not accepted by others. I appreciate the opportunity to write and express my life and myself here on WP.
I express my gratitude to WP for allowing me to express myself here on my blog.
I express my gratitude to each one of you who follow my blog, who read my blog, who ‘Like’ my posts and leave encouraging comments.
I certainly consider all of you friends. – from the bottom of my heart – gratitude for you.