Article by Wendy McCance
I have been reviewing my posts and thinking about what has occurred in the last month since I have begun my blog. Writing has opened me up. Not only has writing been a way to release my feelings in the most honest forthright way, but it has slowed me down. We are all surrounded by so much hustle and bustle in our daily lives. Jobs, families, friends and even technology speed up our day until it’s a whir of events spinning and the day flies by without an opportunity for reflection or gratitude for what is in front of us.
When I began writing, as my thoughts were being processed into words onto this blog, I would stop and reflect on what I had said. Comments started coming in and I had another chance to review not only what I had said but getting another viewpoint from my reader’s point of view.
Something amazing started happening. I started to notice my surroundings in a way I hadn’t since I was a child. I was able to take in the goodness of the day and appreciate the subtleties of my experience. Below is a quick list of what began to transpire.
I began writing my blog and got some positive feedback- I gained confidence in myself.
I continued to write and got brave enough to submit some articles-I have several articles published on Yahoo.
I continued writing and realized that I was so busy for so long that I had neglected friendships- I got in touch with some friends and have scheduled time with friends I have missed.
I wrote about my family and the struggle of having a close relationship with my sister-We got together yesterday, visited a few cute stores and hung out in a coffee-house and are mending our differences.
I am becoming very brave in baring my soul in my posts-Reader’s have gotten brave with me and written long comments back baring their souls. This interaction with my reader’s has been extremely rewarding.
The list goes on and on, but what I have taken from this experience is that I am open to giving and receiving. I am enjoying the smallest in gestures in the biggest of ways. I feel free like I did as a kid and the weight of adulthood has become much easier to bear.
I am hoping that you have found a way to appreciate what is around you. That each day feels rewarding and that no matter what stressors surround you that you can have faith and comfort from seeing the bigger picture of life.
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