It has always been my intent to run Secret Fridays as a hands-off recurring post. In other words, a place you can come to in confidence and have your say each week without my input. After months of doing this, I feel it's time to talk a bit about what this experience has meant to me.
As many of you know, Secret Friday is my 'baby'. It's something I hold close and feel very protective of, just as I feel protective of the words each of you write weekly under cover of anonymity. Reading what you have to say has been bittersweet for me. Some comments have been so amazing they get my heart and mind racing. But the comments that affect me most are those that are pulled from deep within.
There are those of you who are in a very dark place right now. And whether these comments are from someone I know or a visitor just passing through I want you all to know that I read every word you write, and those words stay with me through the day. I silently and forever hope that those of you who are hurting find peace with your situations and especially yourselves. Although I discourage feedback on people's comments, I want you to know that your words aren't falling on deaf ears. People do care.
Secret Fridays will most likely continue for as long as I have my blog. I'm blessed that so many of you feel I've provided a safe place to share your innermost thoughts and emotions, and I thank you for placing that trust in me.
(This is a change from my usual Secret Friday post but feel free to treat it the same way and comment if you wish).