The number one thing I love about blogging is simple. Fellow bloggers are so kind. So many times, it’s your words that make my day. They inspire me, they lift me up, they make me smile. Sometimes the regular readers know more about my life than my so called friends. It’s amazing to me that you can make such beautiful connections with so many beautiful souls. What is it about bloggers? Is it that we make ourselves vulnerable and therefore make deeper connections than the people all around us? Maybe it’s because we share all aspects of ourselves without apology and we are very interested in following the lives of the people we follow. Maybe there should be a “connecting” button instead of one that says follow. It’s so much more than that and it is hard to put into words. Our care and concern for each other goes beyond what even seems possible. Whatever it is, from the bottom of my heart, I say thank you. Thank you for being there when no one else is. Thank you for challenging me, respecting who I am and cheering me on with your words of encouragement while I backpack across this journey of life. I am so blessed that my life has been touched so deeply by yours. Kindness of strangers can be life altering. I so grateful I can now call so many of you my friends.