Wednesday, October 3, 2007

100 Posts - 100 Attempts at Change

This is my 100th post on LifePrints. 100 posts ago I knew next to nothing about blogging or the blogging community. I did a days worth of research on launching a blog, picked a template on Blogspot and dove right in. I hoped my love for writing would carry me along until I figured out what the heck I'd gotten myself into.

Back in the spring, my husband looked at me and said, "You know I read a great article about blogging. You should start your own instead of all that writing you're doing on myspace." I remember rolling my eyes then quickly thinking that he was right. I expected an adventure but what I've gotten is an education.

Because of LifePrints I search high and low for the best humanity has to offer. When I find a topic of importance that is normally reported on in a negative way, I find the positive spin. It gives me hope and I pray that I pass some of that on to my readers.

My readers - I wish you could see my big smile - they are a loyal bunch and I love them. They never fail to let me know that what I'm doing matters in some small way. They are my friends, family, and strangers that I now love and long to meet someday. They are the best, the ones who see the glass half full. They are the ones seeking out confirmation that we are NOT going to hell in a hand basket as quickly as mass media wants us to believe.

That is my mission with LifePrints - to give hope, to shine a light into the darkness, to pull from the crowd those who clearly rise above the fray, holding them out as examples to follow through the fog.

For myself and my family I hold onto these dreams of the future:

Peace, equality and stability for the sake of all. With that I believe will come an awareness about our impact on the planet and a reversal of our selfishness with natural resources. When we truly GET that everything is connected - all life - we will stop abusing our world and each other.

Crowded book signings where people line up around the block to allow me the privilege of signing my books that they've so thoughtfully purchased. Television and media appearances that allow me not only to speak about my writing but larger issues that face humanity.

My family living in THIS small community nestled in the mountains of Northern New Mexico. My husband and I running a successful retreat center where great minds from all over the world come to share their ideas and knowledge with others. I want to sit by my bend in the Chamita river and write best sellers that touch peoples hearts and cause them to think outside the box.

Who knows if the things I long for will come to pass? I'll keep seeing them right around the corner. As for LifePrints I will keep going, keep learning, keep expressing, keep hoping.

Here are a few of my favorite posts I found buried in my archives. Read and enjoy if you wish:

Free Hugs Campaign Hits Las Vegas

Billy Jonas - Industrial Re-percussionist Extraordinaire

The Forgotten Children of Sierra Leone

Laughter - The Universal Language

Miracles are Happening

For the Incredible Fathers I Know and Love

Stoves from Berkeley Scientists Saving Lives in Darfur

My sincere thanks to everyone who has supported my efforts with LifePrints. If I could reach you I'd give you a great big please accept my virtual efforts at passing on some of my gratitude.


Mr. Grudge said...

What an excellent wish...happiness for all mentioned above the dreams for you and your family. I wish you all the best, and i will continue to visit LifePrints for my own inspiration. Good Luck.

Lisa McGlaun said...

Mr. Grudge, are one of the people I sent my gratitude out to..:)


Lynda Lehmann said...

You express yourself so well, Lisa! I hope ALL your dreams come true...

Lisa McGlaun said...


Thank you and same to you. Thanks for your support over the last few months.


Anna said...

Lisa you have done amazying job with you blog, I always enjoy reading them even when I don't leave comment. Thanks again for doing all the research and sharing your opinions, Anna :)

thewishfulwriter said...

Yay!! Congratulations Lisa.

100 will soon lead to 1,000.

I'm certain of it :)

franscud said...

Hi Lisa,
Your blog is definitely one of my regular stops as it always brightens my day. I've no doubt you'll get the things you're wishing for.

bloggo said...

Your 100th post? Happy anniversary. I am very touched by your positive thoughts on everything you see. You make me feel good about life and living. All the best.

Lisa McGlaun said...

Anna, Heather, and Francis,

Thank you for all the kind words. I always look forward to your comments and consider you my friends.

Heather - I'm waiting on a picture of you in the Save Second Base teeshirt..:)

Love to each of you,

Lisa McGlaun said...


That's exactly the feeling I'm hoping for. Thanks for the comment and please come back again.


iriegal said...

I am a survivor and I can relate to the dreams for your family. You have a very nice blog.

Lisa McGlaun said...


Thanks for dropping by. Just visited your blog and I love it. What a dream it would be to visit Jamiaca someday..:)


La delirante said...

Congratulations Lisa!! Well done! Your blog is so inspirational and really positive. Keep it up!

Lisa McGlaun said...

Thanks Wen..good to hear from you. I linked to your blog in my latest post...:)