I had a request to post this photo on Facebook. It’s over twenty years old and still evokes a whole spectrum of emotions. Love—I loved the photographer and the little girl who is now a beautiful grown woman. Curiosity—what was the book? Was it as important as the feeling of sharing it with a friend? Wonder—at the two little kids who were so engrossed in their ‘reading’ and that they found a place where no one else would disturb them so they could be pulled into the power of the words of the story.
Written, spoken, sung, acted out. I want my words to move people, sometimes to take action, or to take a time-out; to reach out to someone, or to take time to retreat. My husband said some words the other night that gave me pause. I’m paraphrasing here. “I want to do things I like to do. If there are things I need to do, but don’t want to do, I’ll do them but not get over involved in the actions.” OK, good enough.
What do I most want to do? I love to write and am committing to write more often, with more intention to move readers. What do you want from words? How do you like to be moved? How do you affect the people in your life with your words?
I consider the last paragraph as a definition of guidance that anyone who wants to write has to print this out in capital letters and read it everyday. And that’s what I am going to do to remind myself and organize my limited time.” What do I most want to do? I love to write and am committing to write more often, with more intention to move readers. What do you want from words? How do you like to be moved? How do you affect the people in your life with your words?”
It’s a life teaching and life management tool that I consider very important and moving. Thank you for sharing your writings with us. You are an inspiration to me
Sharing words that inspire. can only motivate us to move towards what we want and need. Words are powerful! Keep on writing! Ethel
After reading the latest Write Word this morning, I thought I’d take a peek at your new website to see if I could ‘borrow?’ a few ideas to help me improve my own flimsy site.
Instead, I was drawn into your contagious enthusiasm and joyful writing style. I’m a new author who didn’t start writing until my 60’s, but I love it and it has become an enduring passion. My first book was published last year, but of course I’m still very new at the business. I’ve enjoyed tremendously meeting generous writers who, like you, willingly share their knowledge. I hope one day I’ll be able to do the same.
Just wanted to say “Thank you” and your website looks great! I’ll be following your blogs.
Serendipity. My first book was published when I was 60. It’s a great decade for changes and freedom. I’m thrilled that my site may have provided some useful connections for your writing. My dad always told me to hang out with people who seemed happy and contented doing things that I wanted to do too. So true with writers. Words are so powerful- let’s share them.