Sometimes I feel really overwhelmed with blogging as it’s not only my hobby and passion, it’s also my career. Aside from that, it revolves around my daily life which can be sporadically busy, chaotic, and emotional. I’m sitting here at the Calgary Airport and yes, I have cheated with Blogathon a little bit, I have pre-set blog posts about the participants. You’ll hear about the rest of them while I am 39,000 feet in the air flying over Rutland or Keremeos.
To say that this week has been a whirlwind would be an understatement. I lost a friend, and friends lost a brother, father and son. It has been moving journey out to Calgary to see old faces and celebrate the life of someone truly inspiring. Throughout all of this, I tried to put together Blogathon so that we could all give back to great causes and give a little bit of ourselves for someone else. I can’t even begin to fathom how the family feels at this time given that I myself am feeling terribly rundown on my own and although I continue to shed many tears, my loss was in no way as great as theirs.
I try to give a lot of myself to others only because I was first shown love, compassion, selflessness and kindness from so many people. Flying across the province, writing notes, sending texts, making calls and composing blog posts are just tiny ways that I can repay all those that have blessed my life.
I’m not sure how long I’ll last for Blogathon but I’ll try to persevere. My cause is the Union Gospel Mission in the downtown eastside that helps out those who cannot help themselves. Their values and compassion inspire me everyday to want to help others so it is my pleasure to give part of myself to help them this weekend.
… and in the words of my friend Tanya last night – if you love someone you should tell them that every chance you get.