Most of you who read my Blog will be aware that I am on Twitter . I hesitantly joined the Social Media merry-go-round on Christmas Day last year. Dipping my toes into the ether and wondering what I would find .
Well, dear reader, I found a fabulously eclectic mix of people , a kaleidoscope of talent and one or two people who have become real friends .
On any given day I can 'talk' to people in the USA and Australia , in Ireland and Malaysia and all over Europe , different time zones and cultures all chatting together .
I have learnt so much too ! I have endless tips on everything from a 'greener' way to clean my oven , to making funky Christmas cards or growing tomatoes and fly-tying ! I have learned about diseases I never knew existed and had the priviledge of 'chatting' with the wonderfully brave and inspiring people who live so cheerfully with these cruel illnesses .
Authors , poets , artists , photographers and musicians share their worlds with me and enrich my day. I follow and am followed by so many talented , friendly, kind and caring people .They are like a big , happy , extended family , there to support me on sad days , offering comfort and virtual hugs . Laughing and sharing jokes through the good times and indulging my silly sense of humour and 'ditzyness'. And , in turn, I have shared their ups and downs , their bad days , their struggles with bureaucracy or delivery men or missing Rayburns and poorly sheep . I know a little about their families , their animals and what they had for dinner !
People say to me ,
"Oh , they are not real people , they are not real friends . Why on Earth are you on Twitter ? "
Well , I say to those people ,
" Try it for yourself , you will be amazed . Especially if you stumble upon the lovely folk I follow !"
So today my main reason to be cheerful is quite simply Twitter and my wonderful Twitter friends !!
And now for the rest of my 'Glad List ' :
Swirling Autumn leaves ,
Natural yogurt ,
Laughing with friends ,
Strong black coffee ,
Touche Eclat ( Too many late nights )
I hope you all make your own 'Glad List ' and look at it when days are black . Oh, and take care out there in the big wide world , YOU may be on someones list !!