If you’re reading, but not commenting, unveil yourself!
I know I’m thankful for the community I’ve developed by blogging, both those I’ve met in person and those who remain, for now, cyber-friends. I also know that when things get busy, I’m guilty of reading but not commenting.
I get plenty of comments, so I’m not begging for more, although you are certainly welcome to identify yourselves, gentle readers. But take this one further and go de-lurk somewhere else, too.
You don’t have to be a RevGalBlogPal to do this. I hope you’ll all revel in revealing and in Thanksgiving, too!
And here’s a Thanksgiving bonus story:
This morning we took time in worship, silent time without music, which is daring, in my opinion, for each person to write a list of five things he or she was thankful for today. Then I invited people to share, wondering if anyone would say anything. Here are a few of the things that happened. Six elementary aged girls (no Sunday School for them today) all wanted to come to the microphone and read their lists. An 8th-grader, the only girl in her age bracket, came up and said she was thankful for the friends she has made in the church. A preacher’s kid around my age came forward to say how thankful she was that children felt comfortable enough in our church to speak, and to ask to speak again. My student thanked the church for welcoming him and his partner, and his partner echoed this, then said he was thankful to God for bringing my student into his life. The mom of a young boy gave thanks for those who are willing to serve in our armed forces, even though she doesn’t agree with the war. And a man in his fifties, who hopes to move from the city shelter to a shelter for homeless vets, thanked us for welcoming him back to the church where he was baptized, and for welcoming the two friends he brought with him.
No one behaved as if any of these things were surprising or shocking. We all just beamed.
And I am thankful for that.