The question of the day; am I narcissistic? Maybe... I was reading a BLOG about how self indulgent Blogging is and how it just feeds our need to be important. "We are too busy celebrating ourselves and listening to the same tune we already know by heart."
As I blog, I am celebrating my family and maybe I want to share my opinions if anyone cares to read them. They are there for my kids to know what their Mom thought. I don't Scrapbook, but I will publish this into a nice little book for posterity"Has this made me more intelligent. Or more Christlike. Or more sensitive to the needs of others.?"
The lady in question States,"It has, at best, been neutral, and at worst, encouraged me to fixate upon my own feelings and opinions."
I have to say that as I have been blogging this past year it has made me stop, be still and look at life in a patient sort of way. See my family and all sorts of happenings differently.
I see more joy, where once I might have said lets go.
I see creativity, where once I might have stifled and shut them off .
I see new road stops, where once I might not have stopped.
I see helping hands, where once I saw hands in the way.
I see love notes, where once I would have missed them.
I see my family and am enjoying them more. I see Gods creations in a whole new light. I see mishaps, blunders, messes and I laugh. My children are seeing it too. I love it.
I have read other's Blogs and learned about gifts others have. I have learned new ideas. I have learned new ways to serve my fellow man. I have learned to cling to my blessings , savor my life. I have made new friends. I have been touched to tears and to fits of laughter.
Blogging has opened up a direct line of communication with my family. I know what is going on in their life and I can give some small encouragement. Isn't life about creating? That is what I am doing. Creating memories of thoughts and pictures of our life. Maybe I am Narcissistic. I am Okay with that. Has blogging helped you? What do you think?