The Kindness of Strangers – Day 11
by Jim Herbert
Thank you to a stranger #11
And there I was at the end of a 19 hour holiday December day of non stop insanity thinking it finally happened. I finally missed a daily post. If it had happened it would have been okay. I could have accepted that it was supposed to be that way. It’s not an all or nothing proposition.
But then I noticed I got a Facebook message from someone who started following me at some point along the way. Somebody I had never met before. It simply said, “I missed seeing you post today.”
So there it is. Thank you for noticing. Looks like the streak is alive…
I wanted to write my whole life. By age 45 it had amounted to nothing more than a storage locker of half full journals and a lot of unfulfilled dreams. Then Paris in the fall of 2011 happened. It was the catalyst I needed to consistently blog. At first I had a hard time hitting the publish button, but now two blog sites and over 300 posts later I’m hitting my stride. I’m also a budding speech writer. I’ve recently been heavily involved in the Chicago Storytelling scene and have also won the Chicago Toastmasters Area 66 International Speech Contest. Website: http://www.emergingintojoy.com.