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Something Worth Writing

 

 

I saw this meme while perusing Facebook this morning and was puzzled by the question that accompanied it:  “Which would you rather do?” The obvious answer was “Both.”   In my mind, the second informs the first. Most of what I have written about over the past 25 years has come from my direct experience or witnessing those of others. Like most wordsmiths, I am a keen observer of what is going on around me; an anthropologist of sorts. Add to it, the career path I had chosen as a therapist, and you have a winning combination.

One of the occupational hazards of such a calling, is that quite often, I find myself in the midst of enjoying a moment, or bemoaning one and then thinking “How can I translate this so that readers can get value from it?” and further “How can I use it as  teaching tool for clients and students?” I am finding that I may have ADD, since I am so easily distracted and pulled away from the present, and so, I beckon myself back to the here and now.

In the past few months, my articles for this and other venues who welcome my musings and mental meanderings, have been fed by the death of a friend by suicide, the wedding of two beautiful women who I was honored to marry, my bout with shingles, the challenges of my nearly 12 year marriage and the growth that has taken place since being widowed 15 years ago, raising a boy child to manhood as a single mom, becoming a ‘hugmobster'; organizing a Valentines’ Day weekend FREE hugs flash mob, addiction/recovery, surrender, attracting abundance and living the life of my dreams and desires.

As I enter into this day, I welcome the writing prompts that will nourish the next round~

 

 

Photo credit: Writer’s Relief



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