Write, Right, Or Read First.


Read, read, read. Read everything – trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it.
Then write. If it’s good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out of the window.” 
― William Faulkner  Quotes About Writing

I have been doing some reading.  Read a best seller about “Trump the stable genius”, one about tyranny, and now reading George Orwell’s book “1984”.

I honestly love to read, prefer hard copy, but sometimes the price dictates for me so at times I have to use the Kindle E-Book.

Somewhere in my memory is the thought that conveyed that if a man reads he can self educate.  I have looked to find the exact quote so I can give it the proper author.

I still use the methods learned in high school about how to structure an essay, etc.,  The other part of me is still to tie in the ending with the beginning thought. 

Then, there is still part of me about ministerial pastoral to leave a message on a positive note.

I can understand for some taking time to read would be such a luxury.  They have such a hectic life with many activities the whole day.  So, maybe if one can, steal away some time to pick up a book and read.

Reading allows me to escape into a world other than my own.  A time to forget the pressures that are on me day and night.  It allows my brain to switch focus, gives my mind something other than bi-polar information.

I write for it is for me in many ways that curbs my random, scattered shot thoughts.  I can express my thoughts in an orderly fashion.  Yes, there are extra benefits, when people read they can click “like” or share their thoughts in the comment section under a post.

I write that shapes my focus away from the news of the day.  At the moment there is only so much a person can take about how many new infections, or how many died during a twenty-four period.

Writing is a release valve on depression, like the valve used on pressure cookers.

So, here it is the ending to this post!  I just wanted to give you a bit more insight of what truly makes me tick!


Looking For The Positive


Image by John Hain from Pixabay

The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do. Kobe Bryant
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I chose that quote for it is truly how I feel when writing here in the WordPress community.  It could be that this is ingrained in me from my days of being an evangelist and a pastor.

I have written before that if I let myself go I can be pessimistic.  Today is one of those days where I just feel ugly on the inside.  I have nothing happening that would the reason for that feeling.

I was trying to read some posts of the ones I followed and for the life of me not one thing stood out for me that I could use for today.  It wasn’t the writers fault, it was just that I wanted to say, “blah, blah, blah”.

There is so much negative things happening all around us, the main concern for everyone around the world is ‘the corona virus’.  There is also so much misinformation, some coming from the higher ups in government, they should know better.  Even here in Canada this virus is starting to spread throughout the nation.  Fear permeates the air, the news, printed and online.

So, for tonight I pray that tomorrow I will have a great dose of optimism!

Positive; Hard Work


I’ve always believed that you can think positive just as well as you can think negative. James Baldwin
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Staying positive in a negative world is truly a struggle.

It started Tuesday when I was waiting for a parcel to be delivered by a courier.  At 7 p.m., I receive an email that they couldn’t find the address.  It was like they were without GPS or a phone.  After a phone call to a call center located where unknown I was told that the next delivery is for today, Thursday.

There are those on a spectrum that espoused the theory of “Positive Thinking”.  Yes, they base it on a Scripture, but if the truth be known living in the real world of 2020 negativity rules.

I already lean towards being pessimistic, when I am sent for x-rays, or blood work I automatically start thinking the worse.  I cannot help myself it is just a habit that was developed when I was younger.

If you listen to the political party that is not government you would think that the world is coming to the end, an Armageddon.  That is the only time I will mention politics.  It is like that in most democratic societies, I live in Canada.

 Turn on any news channel and the airwaves are flooded with all things negative. Oh yes, once in awhile there may be one short news article that is positive.  For the ninety nine percent it is utterly negative.

So, I sit here fighting to think positive in a crappy negative world!  Staying positive is hard work!