The Magic Of Reading, Writing And Thinking…

I love writing and I almost always have something to say, but a lot of times I don’t write, because I don’t feel like I am qualified to say anything to anyone about anything. I think most writers deal with this challenge, but the best, write anyway, so I am going to try to stick to it, no matter what my thoughts are telling me.

And that brings me to the second challenge of writing for me. I have so many different thoughts and so many different things that I think about writing about. And so, I’ve decided that I will grab one of those thoughts, jump in, take it for a spin and hopefully enjoy the ride.

I think this may be where we tend to mess up a lot of different things in our lives. We live with this thought that everything we do must have a purpose. We live a “results based life”, which says that if our efforts, whatever they are do not produce results, then we must be a failure. And this is simply one of life’s biggest lies…

While we were at the beach my daughter read a book and she talked about what she was reading all day. The book really hit home for her. She said that if she was going to write a book, then it would have been that book. I remember reading once that the most meaningful books are the ones that we read that speak right to where our life happens to be in that moment. There have been things I read that meant nothing to me, but then when I was going through something and read it again, years later – BAM! It hit and hit hard just exactly where it needed to.

So, what am I saying? I’m saying: Take time to read, write, think and dream, because you never know when you are going to be touched by magic or when you might touch someone with a little magic of your own…