The Kindness of Strangers--Part Deux

I had a bit of an emotional meltdown this past weekend. Perhaps you noticed.

It's always a nerve-wracking experience for me to share my feelings, but the Thanksgiving Tsunami was a particular doozy. I was--and still am--blown away by the response, especially from my Twitter followers.

I've always thought of Twitter as my water cooler. It's the place I go for small talk and chitchat during my workday. But essentially the people I interact with on Twitter are strangers. I could literally run into them on the street and not know who they are.

Yet these strangers were the first to swoop in and offer me comfort and commiseration. It was astonishing. Suffice it say, I'm not used to being the recipient of such outpourings. I don't have the words to express how much those words meant to me or how deeply touched I am that these strangers took the time to share their thoughts with me. (And not having those words is a frustrating experience for a writer, let me tell you!)

So, my Twitter peeps, THANK YOU. You are all invited to my house for Thanksgiving next year. :-)