Happy 2015!!! It has been a while since we’ve chatting and I hope all is well with you. I am thrilled to see a new year. The excitement that builds up new year’s eve is unlike any other isn’t it? Watching time change. One year passing and another entering. A new year can bring on feelings of rejuvenation, fresh starts, hope and promise.
Should we wait for a new year to experience all that a new day has to offer? A new year’s resolution is exciting in the beginning then by March and certainly by the summer that new feeling is long gone.
I suggest we make daily commitments to rejoice every morning we rise. Can you get excited at night when you lie down to rest at the thought of rising the next day to experience all the day has to offer?
I suggest that we carpe diem!! Seize the Day! Once we choose to live authentically, every moment will count and we will begin to place an higher value on our time. What do you do with items that you hold in high esteem? They are precious, you tend to view them differently and want to protect them.
I suggest that we guard our time and truly embrace the value of each moment we have to live an exciting life. I would love to hear what are some commitments you’ve made to live a more fulfilling life.
I sat at my desk and decided to take the words out of my head and transfer them to paper. As a writer I knew that was the beginning. What would I write about? Better yet, what do I have to say that would be of interest to anyone but me? I read somewhere (more words) that if I am interested in something, more than likely someone else is too.That thought helped me find my voice. As I began my journey to become a writer, I realized that the world is made up of words. Everything around us is connected to a word. I began to hear the words in music. I began to see the words in sales papers. I began to see my words on the computer monitor.
I’m currently reading “Writing to Change the Word” by Mary Pipher. According to Ms. Pipher, “words are the most powerful tools at our disposal. With them, writers have saved lives and taken them, brought justice and confounded it, raised armies, started wars and ended them. Writers can change minds, alter the way people think, transform our definitions of right and wrong.”
The power in words is amazing. The more we read and write, the closer we’ll come to finding our voice, and perhaps changing the world. What are you passionate about? What concerns you in your everyday walk through life?
The passion I have to share with other parents about life with my son who has Autism is driving one of my voices. Did you know that April is Autism Awareness month? There is so much for the world to discover and understand about the spectrum of Autism. Even children who do not have the disease need to be aware of how to socialize with their peers who do. Better informed students will help teachers have better managed classrooms. Please visit http://www.autismspeaks.org/ to learn more.
As I continue to toss words around and observe the world around me, I look forward to stretching my voice. How did you find your voice? Are you on the journey to discovering your passions? Please share with us, we would love to know.