Reading on a laptop at my antique writing desk
My favorite blog posts are the same as my favorite books: the ones that shows the author’s humanity.
I like to read what a person feels;
what they have experienced and how that has affected them;
things, events, and people that move them to their core and why;
their failures as well as their triumphs;
stories about their pet dogs, their pet cats, their pet peeves;
stories about their hopes and dreams, as well as their regrets;
carefully chosen words that elicit a smile or a tear – or, best of all, a laugh;
properly spelled words, and all written with attention to sentence structure and grammar;
and thoughts on everything they care about enough to analyze, revitalize, or otherwise relive in writing.
Their humanity reinforces my own humanity. It can encourage me when I need it. It can then, in turn, cause me to encourage someone else.
Do for others just as you want them to do for you. (Luke 6:31)