Important Matters. . . and Gratitude
May 21, 2008
As much as I love modern technology, I still believe there are times when good old fashioned paper-and-pen are in order. For instance, I always buy a “real” card (versus an e-card) for birthdays, anniversaries, or other special occasions (graduation, etc.), even if I send along an e-card as well. I make an effort to write thank-you notes by hand after being invited to someone’s home for a dinner party, or to thank someone for a special gift.
So please, for today, think of this blog entry as being on paper, and written with a beautiful, elegant antique fountain pen. That’s how I’d express my gratitude for the “Nice Matters” blog award I received yesterday from Susan at The Well-Seasoned Cook. Susan’s recipes are mouth-watering, her photos are breathtaking, and she writes with a relaxed, friendly style that feels like you’ve been invited over to your best girlfriend’s for a coffee and a cookie bake-off.
Thanks so much, Susan! (I’ll take a day or two to ponder the award so I can then forward it to other bloggers.)
But another card goes out to all of you who regularly stop by, read, and comment on this blog. In the (fairly) short time I’ve been blogging, I’ve come to understand why so many of you out there do this on a regular basis. Sure, I love writing, and sure, I love food. But what makes the endeavor truly gratifying, and what makes it feel most worthwhile, is hearing from all of you, knowing you are visiting, and the exchange and support that goes on via this wacky, wonderul medium that is the Internet.
So thanks, as always, for reading and for your wonderful feedback–it would truly not be the same without you!