We hear so many negative stories about the internet that I thought I'd share something positive which happened to me last night.
In December I ordered a package from October Afternoon, yes this is a wonderful side of the internet, the ability to shop anywhere in the world at any time but this is not want I want to share with you. When the package arrived there was some things in there that I didn't quite know what to do with, so I posted a question on the October Afternoon Facebook page. I received an answer from an American lady and she suggested adding her as a friend so that I could see what she had made with the products.
Anyway, time passed and we made the odd comments on each other's statuses and photos, she has recently started a little furniture business and I really wished I could buy some of her things as they are beautiful. I suggested it would be a good idea to start a blog as a way to expand, I gave her the link to my blog just to give her an idea.
Then last night, after 24 internet free hours, I logged into Facebook and read this wonderful message from her:
My dear UK friend (whom I've never met, but thru an October Afternoon kinship have bonded with)
'I read your blog tonight and, oh my goodness. You are a strong, talented and tough woman! I've had a lot of really bad luck the last year, and sat around and felt horribly depressed for the longest time. But, during my depression, I always looked forward to your status. ........
You are an inspiration, and I am looking forward to reading your next blog. Keep your chin up, there is happiness to come.
From your friend across the pond.
I hope you don't think me conceited for publishing this, but it really made me feel good inside to know that I can touch someone, or amuse someone, whom I've never met.
Maybe that's the secret!
I'll leave you with a photo of my new swimming pool.