Because in a world that relies so much on social media and snapshots of lives, it is important to see past the filters and the captions. Social media is but a glimpse into a person's life, one that hides much. Look into the eyes to see the soul. Is there a light there that is being shared with the world, or hidden tears?
Just as an individual may choose to wear a jacket or jeans in the summer, so might one chose to wear their mask after the requirement is lifted. Let us be supportive and kind to one another as this crazy wold continues to change and evolve. Nobody shames Batman for wearing his mask after all.
You have to like what you are writing before anyone else can. Forget the grade, the publisher, the stats and just write because you love to write.
Stephen King's advice, however, doesn't just apply to writing, it applies to life.
Few things are more satisfying to me than waking up to a clean kitchen or seeing an empty hamper, however, to achieve this it takes constant upkeep
While winter presses on, and the apathetic mood might hang about a bit longer, I have faith that like a daffodil, wonderful things are happening even in the coldest ground
When you reflect on 2020, think long and hard over the entirety of it and not just one aspect.
Thanksgiving was tricky for some, but Christmas is so riddled with traditions, that to break from them rattles the senses and foundations to which we have grown accustomed.
There is no report card in life. Nobody is going to give you a gold star for hitting some theorized point of achieving a standard. We all live. We all die. Plain and simple.
We are an optimistic and understanding family, but as the weeks tick slowly along and more cancellations and changes take place, our smiles waiver. My oldest daughter, having worked so hard to get through college, will be rewarded with a virtual ceremony. Thanksgiving runs the risk of spreading germs instead of gratitude. And the best gift this Christmas may be staying away from the family and friends you care so much about.
Emotions are a part of being alive, being human. They are meant to be fluid and free flowing like a rive, holding on to any one emotion creates a dam with very weak supports, eventually it will burst.