I read a great post on Michael Hyatt’s blog today, about how giving thanks improves your life. That gave me a great idea for this post, which will be my last as a regular ASmithBlog contributor.
What Michael’s post did was help me add some perspective on the opportunity to write for and engage with Adam and his readers over the past 15 months (my first post here). It’s been a great experience, and I’d like to use my last post to express my gratitude for you and the experience.
Here are 3 reasons I’m thankful to share my writing with you here on ASmithBlog.com.
1 – Thankful for the relationships
My writing has primarily focused on marriage and parenting relationships, which helps me grow in those areas as I write about them. However, I’ve also formed some great relationships via the great people I’ve met via my posts. You’ve left many encouraging comments on my posts, and some of you have even jumped over to my blog and became regular readers.
A few of you have even given me post ideas and shared some of the things you are struggling with. I appreciate that dialogue. It’s something to make sure we all have in our relationships, two-way dialogue.
Make sure you relationship’s communication flows both ways, as it will be much more valuable to you when it does.
2 – Thankful for the freedom to write
I write for many sites, and each one has a different protocol. Adam always allowed us to write what was truly on our hearts. I was free to write about intimate details of my marriage. I was free to share how my relationship with Christ impacts all my relationships. I was free to share anything I thought would be beneficial to you.
Each writer on this site has the same freedom, so when you read a post, you are getting something that is near and dear to them, and they are passionate about. That brings a lot of value.
When you operate from a sense of freedom, and allow others to do the same you can be so much more of a blessing in your relationships.
3- Thankful for being part of a great team
When Adam first introduced the writers he introduced us as experts. Although I didn’t feel qualified to be called an “expert,” I loved being in the company of great bloggers sharing very valuable info to help us all lead with our lives. I’ve learned a ton from this team, and some of us have connected outside of ASmithBlog.
We are all relational beings, and need others on our team to help reach our full potential. I encourage you to embrace teamwork in your relationships. Working on something you love, be it your marriage, your family, or your career with a team will bring much greater results.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my writing as much as I’ve enjoyed writing it. I look forward to engaging with you online in the future, whether it be here, social media, or my blog.
So, what’s next?
For those who are interested in the projects I’ll be working on next I looking forward to sharing with you. I’m currently wrapping up a publishing deal with a major publisher to write a book, and create a bible study curriculum for churches about marriage.
Also, my wife and I will be co-hosting a web show that will feature the stories of some of the best marriage experts and ministries you can find. The first season has been recorded and we are preparing for production and launch this February.
You can get more info and be on the list to get first notice of happenings with the show, book, and curriculum by clicking here.