A couple of weeks ago, Jeff over at Five Things At Once asked his readers to go out and find some creative people, then “pay it forward” by giving them some encouragement. So I decided I’d make more effort to actually read (rather than skim) other people’s blogs and comment on them. I’d also like to highlight some of them in this post. This is may pay it forward deed of the day.
Yes I’m on My Way by EmmaJewel
Brief synopsis: Memories of a difficult time during her childhood, how she finally “got guts” and what saved her in high school.
Why I enjoyed it: Personal, honest.
The Monster in Your Closet by Deborah
A post I enjoyed: The lightness of remembering well. I almost chose a different post to highlight, but this one was really nice. OK, I’ll include both. 🙂
Brief synopsis: Deborah shares the words of her sister Rachael as she describes how she felt while running a marathon in memory of their mother.
Why I enjoyed it: Brief yet touching.
Another post I enjoyed: A happy Easter indeed
Brief synopsis: Events that happen leading up to–and including–Easter, and a beautiful description of her sense of rebirth.
Why I enjoyed it: Descriptive, uplifting.
Moms Who Drink and Swear by Nicole Knepper
A post I enjoyed: A-hole or Ego?
Brief synopsis: Strongly worded letter to parents about the importance of mental health.
Why I enjoyed it: EPIC, like a lot of what Nikki writes. This one was particularly good. Honest, passionate.
Five Things At Once by Jeff Silvey
A post I enjoyed: Hit The Ground Running
Brief synopsis: The frustrations and difficulties of keeping up with his pre-school aged daughter as a SAHD, and the fears that go along with “not working.”
Why I enjoyed it: Honest, thoughtful, I can relate.
Well, folks, those are a few of the blogs I enjoy. Read one if it sounds like your cup of tea. Better yet, read them all. You’ll find comments from me on all of them. If you like their writing, let them know it. And while you’re there, let them know I sent you. 🙂