I am feeling a bit overwhelmed. I look at all the authors floating through my newsfeeds and say, “I am lost in a sea of headshots and book covers.” What makes me special? All these storytellers and word spinners think they are special too. We are all correct and terribly wrong in the same moment.… Continue reading Day 14
I used to carry a calendar with me everywhere. The year we won’t name made that a useless tool. Appointments were canceled and fun events were skipped. This year I am keeping an old fashioned daily diary. Not a journal where you recorded feelings and woes. More like a captain’s log. Today is _____ and… Continue reading Day 9
If you don’t read you are missing out on a magic that is unmatched by any other force in the universe. There is nothing you can say to change my mind. Books are the gate and you have the key.
Isn’t it wonderful when out of the blue you get a complement from someone you had no idea even considered you important or someone who you think didn’t notice you? Amazing what a nice word or two can do coming from the right person.
Why do we snap off at the people we love most? Sometimes I wonder why we speak so short and rudely to our family members. It’s like we don’t care that they have feelings. I don’t mean to bark but I do. Always after I use a harsh tone of voice I feel so bad.… Continue reading Why so Snappy? Pt 2
Today’s thought is simple and yet humans struggle with it. Mean what you say and say what you mean. It’s easy if you always speak truth.
It’s weird how our interactions with people are mostly just words and photos. I spend so much time conversing with people online with words. A little bit of time virtually. Not as often in person. I wonder how my children will learn social cues if they aren’t physically around other humans. I wonder how the… Continue reading Words
There are about a million words in the English language. We currently only use around eight hundred thousand words. We humans get stuck in comfort zones and stick to what we know. We do not, on a regular basis, push ourselves to learn new things, to use new methods, or to think new thoughts. Even… Continue reading Words Matter
Just because you can say a thing doesn't mean you should. Words are like minutes. Once spoken in a moment it is gone forever. You can't suck it back in your mouth. You can treat it like you never spoke it, if no other human heard it. Written words are a bit different. If you… Continue reading Freedom of Speech
How do you see yourself? Do you see yourself as a writer, artist, worker, manager, 9 to 5-er, housewife? How you perceive yourself has a great influence in your daily success. For the longest time I didn’t call myself an author or even a writer. I was just a wife and mom who liked to… Continue reading Who are You?