Today I got an email.
Today I got an email that touched my heart and moved me so that even if every single one of you unfollowed this blog and not a soul ever read anything I wrote ever again, I would still gazelle leap across my living room.
Because sometimes you're not sure if you should be spending so much time writing about all this mundane stuff, and you start questioning whether or not what you're doing is capital-G Good enough, and you start to think that there are enough sayers of things out there who say the things so much better than you ever could and what you've been saying lately is just so much fluff and ridiculousness anyway that perhaps you should just take a break. Take a step away.
And then you get an email and they say "thank you" and "yes you should keep writing about this mundane stuff" and "you've done for me the unexpected, the seemingly impossible, and for that I am grateful".
And then you do gazelle leaps across your living room. Because only the Holy Spirit could bring two people like us together for just that purpose. And that gives me purpose.
Thank you to all of you who keep writing and touching all of our hearts, making the world a smaller place, building community beyond the confines of your community, even though it's a lot of work and it can be exhausting and sometimes you wonder if it's worth it.
I'm telling you today: It's worth it.
Thank you to all of you who keep reading, because writers with no readers are not much. Not much at all.
And thank you for your email, friend. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
But if you're not much of a reader and you just like looking at pictures of what we did on a Saturday, I got some of that too. Enjoy!