As 2020 winds down, my resolution for the new year is to continue to have “HOPE” despite everything that life throws at me. Hope is a powerful motivator, a life-affirming feeling and a force to be reckon with if properly sent out into the world. Darkness cannot exist without light, so keep that spark of hope alive…have faith that everything will turn out all right. Ignite the eternal optimist within you!
It’s that time of year where we tend to spread good cheer and give of ourselves to others. Everyone is usually all smiles and in good spirits but 2020 threw a wrench in all our plans. But despite all the chaos that happened, we just need to pause and remember that no matter how bad things get there is light at the end of the tunnel. We just need to have faith and keep hope alive. Hope changes everything! That positive vibe that has a tendency to be prevalent during the holiday season is something we need to carry with us into 2021. The more positivity we can spread, the more hope we can spark in others, the more faith we can sustain will make the rough times bearable. So spread cheer, spread joy this holiday season and keep it going until we can get back to normal.
It’s been awhile since I stopped and took time to reflect on the things happening in my life. Since this COVID-19 chaos, everything has been up in the air and all my daily routines have been thrown out of whack. But my optimistic trait has me seeing a positive side to all of this. Having this pandemic happen has given me the opportunity to actually stop my life and take into account all the good things that are around me. I am fortunate to be a lot closer with my family, both in proximity and in relationships. I value life more, regardless of all the obstacles that are in my way. I’m appreciative of being able to stop and take notice of nature and how it continues to progress regardless of what goes on in my life. And most of all, I’m just happy to be here in this moment, knowing that I have had good memories despite all of the negative aspects associated with this virus. This will pass because there cannot be darkness without light. So I continue to have hope and treasure every breath I take.
When it comes to your writing, never play it safe Push your boundaries Put pressure on yourself to be great Become more creative, more humorous, more entertaining, more informative Placing expectations on yourself helps you to rise to the challenge and knock down all obstacles So live everyday Live in the moment If you do, you will not falter So dare to be great cause the time is now for you to share your words and all that you are
Just remember, the storm will pass It’s not going to always to rain because the sun will continuously fight against all odds to break through the clouds to keep its light alive and shine for all the world to see
Once in awhile, as a writer, take the time to stop and take a moment to know that you connected with someone, somewhere in this world, with your words chosen from your heart, mind, and soul Never give up your passion for writing and share your story with the world because your voice needs to be told
Lay down the foundation for positivity by using words that promote thought, creativity, joy, love, and humor Make your heart become the voice of a writer who wants to make a difference, who wants to evoke emotion, who wants to bring change, who wants to entertain, who wants to inspire If you can do that in your own unique way, you have truly mastered the craft of writing.