Always believe that you can do anything. It’s real easy to look at the negative things with all the struggles and trials around you, but if you put your faith in God, trust in yourself, stay determined and work on things to make sense…you can continue to believe that you can overcome anything.
As a child growing up, I saw my father as a strong, strict, disciplinarian that was in charge of raising four children. But as the years passed, he was much more than that. My dad was a teacher, a sage that taught me useful skills and unknown life hacks that I still use to this day. As a teenager moving at 90 mph into adulthood, my dad became a therapist that imparted wise advice and guidance that helped me make major decisions in shaping my outlook on life. In addition, he was also a positive cheerleader that gave unyielding support in all my endeavors. As we both grew older, my father’s stern exterior was soon softened and a nurturing side developed when he spent time with his grandchildren. Through my children’s eyes, I saw a man that would do goofy things for a laugh and a smile, give comforting hugs in times of sadness and instill a sense of goodness whenever possible. My dad may not be as strong as before and he may not have new knowledge to impart on me, but he continues to be supportive and extremely generous in his own unique way. Growing up having him as a father, is truly a gift. I could not be more proud and honored to be called his son. And I am carrying on the tradition of imparting his traits onto my children and hopefully become like my father…the man that I now idolize and adore.
A writer’s essence comes through the page when the reader laughs, cries, scowls, smiles or cheers The reader’s emotions embody everything that has come forth from the writer’s inner voice When this happens, when this symbiotic rapport occurs, then the art of writing truly becomes fulfilled
Breathe it in, everything around you, the smell of nature, the warmth of the sun, the coolness of the rain, breathe it in You’re going to worry about work, money, and material things but nothing will compare to how fast time will pass you by so, breathe it in The chaos you’ll encounter, the daily grind you endure, breathe it in Even when the monotony starts to set in, breathe it in All the wins and the losses breathe it in The time with your family and friends, breathe it in Every moment of your journey in life breathe it in Enjoy all the big moments, but truly relish the small ones because when all is said and done when you look back on your life you’ll realize they were all big things, so… just breathe it in
Trust your writing process, it requires time and effort Consistency is mandatory Discipline and practice makes progression Regardless of ability, circumstances, excuses or doubt What you give is what you get A writer’s inner voice is designed to express passion, love, hope, joy, sadness, humor, thought If a writer works with their inner voice naturally The words evoke a heartfelt message to those in need of it So trust yourself, trust your voice and trust the process
When faced with the unknown, fear will occur It will make you irrational It will make you doubt yourself It will paralyze you from taking action and it will justify excuses Ultimately though, fear is a choice It’s not something we’re born with but rather something learned through experience To overcome it we need to acknowledge it by accepting the failures, accepting the hardships, accepting the challenges and be willing to overcome it by being steadfast and courageous and facing everything knowing that if we give our utmost, our very heart and soul we’ll eventually rise