It’s hard to believe, but this week marks the third anniversary of my free weekly newsletter!! Little did I know in 1997 how many countries my words would touch. Today the newsletter reaches over 80 countries. None of this could be possible if not for the Internet, and people like you.
As with anything that is undertaken, it has not always been easy. Anytime a person begins an endeavor, at certain levels one faces a wall of resistance. Believe me, over the past few years I too have thought of giving up, but something always comes along to pick me up. It can be a kind word, a personal experience, a message from God. I have been called many names over the past three years…. Good Samaritan, Mad Christian, Someone Who Cares, a Pagan, a Light in the Darkness. There are forces at play that will do anything to keep people apart, and there are also forces that do important work to bring people together. I have seen both.
Whenever a person starts a project, one thing you have to be aware of is that not everyone will either like what you’re doing, or totally agree with you. As I have said before, that’s fine with me. It’s not important that people always agree with me….but if I can in some way start a dialogue and get people talking, I have done my job. Communication is vital on a planet of so many different points of view. We all have to learn to agree, or respectfully disagree.
The next few years are going to be incredibly innovative and frustrating at the same time. Our lives are going to change. The Internet, our homes, our lifestyles will be transformed by technology. The kitchen may start to cook it’s own meals, the television and personal computer will evolve into a total communications center. How far away are we from Robbie the Robot opening the door for us at the end of the day, saying “Good Evening, how was your day???” Anybody who has visited a technology trade show in the past few years will know what I’m talking about. Let’s hope we use all these new tools wisely. They can do tremendous good.
So why do I do this? A free weekly newsletter? I have a lot of thoughts that run around my head daily. Sometimes they produce themselves in the form of music, sometimes in the form of writing. The newsletter gives people a chance to access both, if they wish.
I want to thank you for allowing me to come into your life each week. I have some major plans for the coming year, which I’ll touch on in the next few weeks. I also plan to make the website more interactive. I hope to continue to touch upon subjects that affect all of us.
Â© 2000 Jennifer Avalon