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Everything that happens is fodder for the creative process. Good and bad, happy or sad.
A writer writes. I'm a writer. I write. I do that. So the things that happen to me are grist for gratitude. They can't help but be. If I didn't write, I'd either shrivel up inside . . . or explode like a pressure-cooker with no pressure release valve. I write about the good things and the bad things.
Don't believe me? then try out my blog and check out my archives.
I must admit that more good happens lately than bad. One of the reasons I e-published a book was to describe how I got from the majority of things being bad to the majority being good. . . and to invite others to join me on a journey into freedom from the chains of the past.
When the first draft of my book was done, something bad happened.
My brother died.
When I wrote to my friends to tell them, I included a tribute to him. One of them wrote back and asked me if I'd ever considered blogging. Since bro had always wanted me to write a book, I thought to myself, "Why not?" and started the blog I just referenced. I have a small but faithful following, but that's not the reason I write. I write because I must. Writers understand this phenomenon.
And even through the grieving process and the changes in family dynamic, I learned to be grateful - and that in turn produced growth in my personal life, about which I could now write. SO . . . I did. Relationships, emotions, having faith, letting go. I could communicate my message of hope to those who had once been hopeless as I had been, stuck in the world of grudges, bitterness, and fear.
Now that my book is published, I have included a link on my blog to it. Even more around the world can benefit from the things that have happened to me - and which I am now creating.
I am so very grateful.