The Nice Thing About Strangers

Creative Non-Fiction Short Stories. :) Travel, Oldsters, Love, and Compassion.

A Thank You Note on a Gloomy Day

I’m sorry. It’s been one of those days where I can’t seem to focus on anything for more than a few minutes. Tonight, I was preparing my coffeepot for tomorrow morning and scolded myself, “It’s Wednesday, you idiot! You didn’t blog.” As I hunted through my notebook for a sketch to fill in, I considered how long I’ve been posting the stories here–since September 2011. I realized of how many strangers have begun to follow this odd little endeavor. I’m humbled and often amazed at the fact that people who I’ve never met offer me kindness in reading my work. You’ve kept me going for a long time.

I’ve been trying to work on a longer writing project and it’s been such a struggle. I don’t know if I will ever have the faith to finish it, but I am so grateful that you’ve been a support to me here at the blog.

Thank you for being my Nice Thing.


Budapest graffiti, art in budapest

20 comments on “A Thank You Note on a Gloomy Day

  1. joannerambling
    April 22, 2015

    I like your posts, which is why I keep coming back here

    • Thank you so much, Joanne! It’s always so nice to see you checking in to comment. I really do appreciate knowing you’re out there. 🙂

  2. andy1076
    April 22, 2015

    Keep writing any way you wish and whenever you like Paige, We’ll all be here enjoying your next post 🙂

  3. I, for one, admire your ability to be profound with such a small number of words, and your ability to bring a ray of sunshine into our lives with your stories…thanks, Paige!

  4. jacques oualdeaux
    April 22, 2015

    write on, Paige, write on!

  5. kiwiskan
    April 23, 2015

    know just how you feel…

    • Some days it’s not Writer’s Block so much as Writer’s Blah. 🙂
      I’m glad to know I’m in good company, at least!

  6. M-R
    April 23, 2015

    You’re a good woman, Paige – and a nice one. Plus ! – your write lovely little screengrabs of humanity.
    No wonder we follow you (unreliably, in some cases, alas !).

    • M-R, you’ve been a reliable stranger-turned-friend for a while now, and I have been blessed by it. I know you don’t like thank yous, but I hope you’ll indulge me…

  7. michaelwatsonvt
    April 23, 2015

    Paige, I follow your blog because you have a marvelous gift for expressing our humanity in a moment. Often, your posts brighten my day.

  8. JunkChuck
    April 23, 2015

    Not Saginaw? Lefty left his heart in Saginaw, Michigan.

  9. Darlene
    April 23, 2015

    Keep writing. I love your posts. The larger project will get done. I know, it took me a long time, but it does get done!

  10. Vicki Busseno
    April 30, 2015

    I’m glad my little comment as I check in from time to time keeps that smile on your face. Thank you for the written mind stretch and inevitable grin. 😉

Leave a Reply to M-R Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


This entry was posted on April 22, 2015 by in Travel.

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

%d bloggers like this: