Friday, July 18, 2014

The Courage to Bloom

On Fridays I (sometimes) link up with Lisa-Jo Baker for a writing flash mob. I write for five minutes on the topic Lisa-Jo has chosen. Today's writing prompt is bloom.

Sometimes the biggest obstacle to blooming is - well me. To bloom, to grow, to create - this is not always easy. Writing requires me to be very brave. To be vulnerable. To share thoughts and emotions and fears and dreams. Some days this is easy - okay that's not true - writing for me is never truly easy but some days it is easier than others to be vulnerable and translate what is inside of me into the written word.


"It takes courage to not only accept our limitations but embrace our potential. To deny our creative nature is to choose a life where we are less and thus responsible for less." Erwin McManus, The Artisan Soul


Somehow I have convinced myself I should write only when the writing comes easily. And so I will remember the brave me I have the potential to be. Words are powerful and in a world where cruel words are becoming ever more acceptable, kindness matters even more.


"You are powerfully gifted by God. He prepared in advance for your contribution to this world." Beth Moore, Children of the Day.

6 comments:

  1. It definitely takes bravery to bloom! Thank you for sharing your perspective and your heart. Blessings to you, FMF friend.

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    1. Thank you for reading and for your kind words.

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  2. Thanks for the reminder to write with courage, even when the words don't come easily or you wonder if anyone will read them. I loved the part about needing to write because cruel words exist. The truth needs a louder voice. Thanks for this post!

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    1. Thank you Katy. I have been enjoying the words from Erwin McManus' book The Artisan Soul. He emphasizes creativity isn't always easy. I appreciate you stopping by my blog.

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  3. I love this reminder: "Words are powerful and in a world where cruel words are becoming more acceptable, kindness matters even more." Glad to see you here at FMF :)

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    1. Thank you so much. I appreciate your kind words.

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