Well, I knew that title would get your attention!! LOL! The 100K Post. Today, I pass through into a new dimension of Bloggers commonly known as the "Active Rain Silver Star Hall of Fame!" Thanks Neal Bloom and AR for creating and supporting a group that allows those of us who finally hit 100,000 points to stop, look up, take a breath, and realize what the heck we have just done!! I will say, I never thought I'd reach this point or points!
Today is not just any ol' 100,000 point day, it is also my Birthday!! That's right, another year past, and another year to go, and I get to do it all again. 🙂 It all happens so fast, I am not sure at times if I am coming or going, floating or sinking, climbing or falling! I have heard that the man on the top of the mountain didn't fall there, and that the boy in the sand didn't climb there?!? What really matters the most, is what has happens along the way. The destination is always important, but the journey is what's most crucial.
When I first joined Active Rainback on Feb. 29th, 2007, I have to be honest, I had no idea where I was going with my Blog! Honestly, I was just the Escrow Guy, I had no voice, I couldn't write, and I still only type with four fingers. I wasn't even sure what a Blog was or why in heaven anyone would want one!!
Since then, the voice I have found is "my own". It was in there all along, I was just afraid to share it with others, and feared failure! I mean come on, actually write and post articles on the Internet and expose myself to the world? Are you kidding? Well, I have learned so much in the last six months. Blogging is an effective way to build your Business, plain and simple. Active Rain is the "BEST" resource for support and for gaining knowledge and experience. The search engines (google.com)love AR Blogs, and seem to be pushing me up the lists all the time. You get out of your Blog what you put into it. And lastly, I have never met as many wonderful people in a single place in all my life!!!
Today, I celebrate so much more than just a Birthday and some points. I celebrate the true meaning of LIFE!! Having a wonderful family, and the best friends on the planet! My house, the cars, the toys and the money are all great, but the relationships I have been blessed with over the years are what have been the absolute greatest value to me. For over 20 years, my company has put up with me, and provided the food on my familys' table. My clients and friends have taught me the value of "Loyalty" with their unconditional support, and Active Rain has created a place for all of us to share, build, grow and celebrate our life experiences.
To all my friends and clients I have established over the years, this post is really dedicated to YOU!!! All I have learned, all I have grown, and All I have accomplished in my life is thanks to YOU! So raise your glass, hold it high in the air, and join me in a toast to "LIFE", a unique, unpredictable and unforgettable journey with those who we love, and will respect until the end of time! The climb to the bottom really is better than the fall to the top! It's not all about the journey to the center of 100,000 points that's important, it's the 100,000 memories and moments of your "LIFE" that really count! So make them count! Live, Laugh, (you have to click on this one), and Love Life… with No Regrets!! B-)