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Writer Ponders: Can LOVE Be Restored in 2017

Good evening! As a writer, it is difficult to ignore an observance that bears striking contrast to previous years……I have, unfortunately, experiencing such an observation.  I realize that I am taking a risk in choosing to write about this observance publicly –  but- isn’t that what’s at the core of being a writer – bravery!  I don’t expect any responses – I just want to send my observance into the void – Certainly, things will return to normal in the near future. It has to get better than these past few months..because they have felt rather….. different. Like all writers, I like to explore – search ‘high-and-low’ for stories – Research everything my naked eyes absorb.  Around this time of year, I especially look forward to experiencing LOVE in the air – but, I am finding a, surprisingly, limited supply of LOVE to write about. Please hear me out — No, I am not advocating that LOVE is completely non-existent…however, I have been digging for similar observances to what I witnessed in previous years…because I don’t want to believe that LOVE has decreased to such a level that it is alarming me.  Thus, leading me to the question,  – “What has happened to LOVE since my post in 2016?”  I have observed  unusual demands being put on LOVE these days- causing me to ponder – “Where did LOVE go?”  — “Can LOVE be RESTORED in 2017?”  I am hopeful, that in the months ahead, LOVE will find its way back.   In taking this risk, I, also, sincerely hope that I stand alone in this observation –  because I want to believe that LOVE still exists  in this world. I also feel strongly that the cure to all conflicts – is to share LOVE.  Allow me to share some LOVE today be presenting a portion of one of my favorite posts about  TRUE LOVE —————– From: Daily Writer Girl archives………… True love is a unique feeling. It’s the type of feeling you experience that you can measure every relationship against. It’s a feeling you share with one unique individual that you are drawn so strongly towards  – like two powerful magnets connecting. A type of relationship that allows you to experience emotions so strong and so deep that it does not equate to any other emotion that you will be exposed to in your life – which is what makes it ‘unique’. I am not speaking of passing attractions or fixes to temporary urges because ‘true love’ in no way compares to such false emotions. ‘True love’ is authentic! ‘True love’ is so real that it makes you wonder if this ‘level of real’ is even possible – which is why some people feel like they are ‘simply dreaming’. ‘True love’ is very real!  For those of you who have found ‘true love’ —  you know what I mean by the way you look at each other and everything else around you becomes a blurrrrr; the way your hand feels so secure in theirs when they meet and your fingers lock immediately – like a piece of a puzzle that fits perfectly in place; the way you hug so tightly – because you never want to let go – that you actually forget, in that moment, that you ‘need’ air to breathe; the way you can detect their very voice in a room full of many loud voices;  the way you stare at the cell phone after talking for hours – as if they are going to climb out of that tiny screen and jump into your arms;  the way you can detect their very scent even if they were in a candle store with all the many fragrances colliding in the air; the way one word takes on a new meaning as a code that only the two of you can decipher; and oooh the way you kiss this particular person – it is more intimate than any other kiss you ever experienced – – each one feeling like your very first combined with the fear of it being you very last exudes deep passion — is so very intimate that the feeling lingers for hours, sometimes days, and, yes, sometimes years. Many people will only get to experience this once in their lifetime. A few are fortunate and get a second chance, or even a third – but it is hard for me to believe that one would get many chances because this experience is so unique that these two people want to feel this way forever – which is why they invest time, patience, and whatever is necessary to nurture such a unique experience to never lose it. Many of us are so busy or distracted that we, sadly, allow it to pass-on-by! To those of you who have never experienced true love, my heart aches for you because this is the type of emotion that leaves an everlasting imprint on your heart – one that I feel everyone should have the opportunity to experience at least once in their lifetime. For those of you who let this unique love slip through your fingers – I say do not give up on love! For those of you who fear letting someone know that you feel any of these emotions in their presence – I encourage you to be brave enough to share it because you lose less when you share ‘real love’ – try looking at your fear from this positive point of view – even if you get rejected, you will feel love in your own heart from the courage you exercised to risk exposing your feelings to an uncertain outcome. Another benefit is that you will no longer go through life ‘wondering’ – “What if they are feeling the same towards me? How will I know unless I tell them how I feel?”   Taking action to get answers to these lingering questions brings clarity in your heart. Once you gain such clarity, you can make room for true love to enter your heart!  I want to close my post today with a snippet of a short poem that I have treasured for many years. I do not have a clue who owns these amazingly patterned words – in honoring credit to them – I am identifying them as “Unknown” and thank them for writing these motivational words — “The love in your heart was not put there to stay — love is not love until you give it away!”

© Daily Writer Girl 02/14/2017

 

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True Love Inspires Writer in 2016

Good afternoon! I am inspired, again, to write about true love because every store I enter has created an environment to entice our memory of love. Some people walking through will feel happiness and some will feel sadness. True love is a unique feeling. It’s the type of feeling you experience that you can measure every relationship against. It’s a feeling you share with one unique individual that you are drawn so strongly towards  – like two powerful magnets connecting. A type of relationship that allows you to experience emotions so strong and so deep that it does not equate to any other emotion that you will be exposed to in your life – which is what makes it ‘unique’. I am not speaking of passing attractions or fixes to temporary urges because ‘true love’ in no way compares to such false emotions. ‘True love’ is authentic! ‘True love’ is so real that it makes you wonder if this ‘level of real’ is even possible – which is why some people feel like they are ‘simply dreaming’. ‘True love’ is very real!  For those of you who have found ‘true love’ —  you know what I mean by the way you look at each other and everything else around you becomes a blurrrrr; the way your hand feels so secure in theirs when they meet and your fingers lock immediately – like a piece of a puzzle that fits perfectly in place; the way you hug so tightly – because you never want to let go – that you actually forget, in that moment, that you ‘need’ air to breathe; the way you can detect their very voice in a room full of many loud voices;  the way you stare at the cell phone after talking for hours – as if they are going to climb out of that tiny screen and jump into your arms;  the way you can detect their very scent even if they were in a candle store with all the many fragrances colliding in the air; the way one word takes on a new meaning as a code that only the two of you can decipher; and oooh the way you kiss this particular person – it is more intimate than any other kiss you ever experienced – – each one feeling like your very first combined with the fear of it being you very last exudes deep passion — is so very intimate that the feeling lingers for hours, sometimes days, and, yes, sometimes years. Many people will only get to experience this once in their lifetime. A few are fortunate and get a second chance, or even a third – but it is hard for me to believe that one would get many chances because this experience is so unique that these two people want to feel this way forever – which is why they invest time, patience, and whatever is necessary to nurture such a unique experience to never lose it. Many of us are so busy or distracted that we, sadly, allow it to pass-on-by! To those of you who have never experienced true love, my heart aches for you because this is the type of emotion that leaves an everlasting imprint on your heart – one that I feel everyone should have the opportunity to experience at least once in their lifetime. For those of you who let this unique love slip through your fingers – I say do not give up on love! For those of you who fear letting someone know that you feel any of these emotions in their presence – I encourage you to be brave enough to share it because you lose less when you share ‘real love’ – try looking at your fear from this positive point of view – even if you get rejected, you will feel love in your own heart from the courage you exercised to risk exposing your feelings to an uncertain outcome. Another benefit is that you will no longer go through life ‘wondering’ – “What if they are feeling the same towards me? How will I know unless I tell them how I feel?”   Taking action to get answers to these lingering questions brings clarity in your heart. Once you gain such clarity, you can make room for true love to enter your heart!  I want to close my post today with a snippet of a short poem that I have treasured for many years. I do not have a clue who owns these amazingly patterned words – in honoring credit to them – I am identifying them as “Unknown” and thank them for writing these motivational words — “The love in your heart was not put there to stay — love is not love until you give it away!”

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Writer Creates New Behaviors For Characters

Good evening! Today I was inspired by an old tape recorder (I am sure there are some folks reading this who remember that great gadget). I was observing the function buttons and thought how similar the prompts are to how we chose to behave in our life….allow me to demonstrate –

FAST FORWARD: This button is for people who skip ‘the process‘ and speed ahead – learning that ‘the process‘ was there for a reason.

REWIND: This button is for people who live life full of regrets – thus always wanting to return to their past and fix something – only to realize that if they had the chance to actually do this, they would not want to change anything.

STOP: This button is for people who get stuck – they make no progress for long periods of time – in essence, they have lost their desire and motivation to move ahead – so they remain where they are, and pretend to be happy.

PAUSE: This button is for people who have learned to relax and live life at a healthy pace – they live long, happy, and healthy lives. 

PLAY: This button is for people who keep moving forward, despite obstacles – they are driven! They reach their goals!

This is just my creative spin on these function buttons that I will utilize with my characters in future stories that I write. Make up your own – or let me know which of the categories created above that you feel best fits your behavior.

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Writer Strives For Daily Improvement

Good evening! Today I am inspired by improvement. Webster defines the root word, improve, as, “to make better” and further defines the full term, improvement, “an addition or change that improves something” – the definition I like best is “the process of becoming better”. The reason I like this definition more is because it has the word ‘process’ in it. Webster gives one definition of process as, “a method of doing something, with all the steps involved” – mapping to the word, method, “a system in doing things or handling ideas”. When all of these words are connected we can determine that the only way to achieve improvement is to have a system that includes steps which require action to motivate the type of change that result in something getting better. This word, improvement, is carved into my subconscious – I really think it is a strand of the DNA in perfectionists. A part of my process is – to measure my current writing against the outcome I want – after I identify the comparison of the outcome I am anticipating – I transpose it into visual content (because I am a visual learner) – then I commit to steps to reach the outcome. This last step is critical! I take action! When I follow through on this last step of taking action; I normally begin to see some improvement immediately…If I take no action, my plan fades away and I become frustrated because I do not reach the outcome I anticipate, most important is that, without action, I do not improve – which is not acceptable to perfectionist, like myself! Therefore, I am always setting small, action-oriented goals, that get me closer to my ultimate outcome – which is to be a stronger writer!

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True Love Inspires Writer

Good morning! Yes, I was so inspired after my post last night that I wrote until 2am. Today, I am inspired to write about true love because every store I enter has created an environment to entice our memory of love. Some people walking through will feel happiness and some will feel sadness. True love is a unique feeling. It’s the type of feeling you experience that you can measure every relationship against. It’s a feeling you share with one unique individual that you are drawn so strongly towards  – like two powerful magnets connecting. A type of relationship that allows you to experience emotions so strong and so deep that it does not equate to any other emotion that you will be exposed to in your life – which is what makes it ‘unique’. I am not speaking of passing attractions or fixes to temporary urges because ‘true love’ in no way compares to such false emotions. ‘True love’ is authentic! ‘True love’ is so real that it makes you wonder if this ‘level of real’ is even possible – which is why some people feel like they are ‘simply dreaming’. ‘True love’ is very real!  For those of you who have found ‘true love’ —  you know what I mean by the way you look at each other and everything else around you becomes a blurrrrr; the way your hand feels so secure in theirs when they meet and your fingers lock immediately – like a piece of a puzzle that fits perfectly in place; the way you hug so tightly – because you never want to let go – that you actually forget, in that moment, that you ‘need’ air to breathe; the way you can detect their very voice in a room full of many loud voices;  the way you stare at the cell phone after talking for hours – as if they are going to climb out of that tiny screen and jump into your arms;  the way you can detect their very scent even if they were in a candle store with all the many fragrances colliding in the air; the way one word takes on a new meaning as a code that only the two of you can decipher; and oooh the way you kiss this particular person – it is more intimate than any other kiss you ever experienced – – each one feeling like your very first combined with the fear of it being you very last exudes deep passion — is so very intimate that the feeling lingers for hours, sometimes days, and, yes, sometimes years. Many people will only get to experience this once in their lifetime. A few are fortunate and get a second chance, or even a third – but it is hard for me to believe that one would get many chances because this experience is so unique that these two people want to feel this way forever – which is why they invest time, patience, and whatever is necessary to nurture such a unique experience to never lose it. Many of us are so busy or distracted that we, sadly, allow it to pass-on-by! To those of you who have never experienced true love, my heart aches for you because this is the type of emotion that leaves an everlasting imprint on your heart – one that I feel everyone should have the opportunity to experience at least once in their lifetime. For those of you who let this unique love slip through your fingers, as I did – I say do not give up on love — I will not! For those of you who fear letting someone know that you feel any of these emotions in their presence – I encourage you to be brave enough to share it because you lose less when you share ‘real love’ – try looking at your fear from this positive point of view – even if you get rejected, you will feel love in your own heart from the courage you exercised to risk exposing your feelings to an uncertain outcome. Another benefit is that you will no longer go through life ‘wondering’ – “What if they are feeling the same towards me? How will I know unless I tell them how I feel?”   Taking action to get answers to these lingering questions brings clarity in your heart. Once you gain such clarity, you can make room for true love to enter your heart!  I want to close my post today with a snippet of a short poem that I have treasured for many years. I do not have a clue who owns these amazingly patterned words – in honoring credit to them – I am identifying them as “Unknown” and thank them for writing these motivational words — “The love in your heart was not put there to stay — love is not love until you give it away!”

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Writer Finds Lesson In “BIG Game”

Good afternoon! I am sure that today’s focus is the BIG game — so, I’ll make this a brief one. I am feeling just a little ‘torn’ today because my team didn’t make it! {She says as she wipes a tear falling down her cheek.}

I am inspired by yet another lesson that the great sport of football is teaching us today — which I find very interesting. Here goes…have you noticed that, when our team was playing against one of these standing teams, we searched for every weakness that the opposing side had and highlighted it (that’s just what we do in football – a little camaraderie) yet when they defeated our team, and many others, to make it to this final showdown – we find ourselves now searching for the strengths in each team to determine which we will support, because before 6:30 pm – in Arizona – If we claim to be a fan of the great sport of football, (I am!) we will be rallying behind one of the two standing teams. A side must be chosen! We will be expressing the saying, “If you can’t beat them – join them!” Let’s play ball!….but let us not forget to write today!

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Connections: Real or False – Know The Difference As A Writer

Good afternoon! Today, I was reading an amazing book; I felt as thought I really connected to the author’s words – which put a warm smile on my face.  This experience today inspired my writing episode. I wonder how often people make ‘real’ connections. As a writer, knowing the difference between a real connection and one that is NOT – is critical to the authenticity of your writing. I have observed many false connections and heard of many as well, as I am sure you have heard the common one, “I thought we made a connection, but I was wrong!” Many heart-breaks result in false connections, many business partnerships fail because of false connections; this is why it is imperative to know what a ‘real connection’ looks like. Allow me to share an observation as a picture of what a connection does NOT look like…I was visiting my local zoo in the indoor enclosed Gorilla section. One of the small Gorillas was sitting at the window with the inside of its hand face open on the glass and staring out. A young lady had positioned herself directly in front of the glass, and placed her human hand, inside face open, against the viewers side of the glass. She was eye-to-eye with this small Gorilla. It would appear, for those who made a quick glance, that this Gorilla and the visitor had made a ‘connection’ as was obvious as many viewers expressed, “Ah!”, while passing through the exhibit. However, in viewing at close range for just a few minutes, one would realize that, although the lady was sitting only the width of the glass that separated them, at eye level, the Gorilla was looking PAST the lady — she sat in that same position for another half hour (my observation time) with a smile expressing joy and amazement that she was connecting with this Gorilla. This was an example of a “false connection” that appeared real. Looking around the exhibit, I observed multiple small Gorillas in this same stance – proving that this was common behavior for the Gorilla – not an eye-to-eye connection. The writer in me wanted to ask the lady if she noticed that the Gorilla was NOT looking into HER eyes, rather PAST her, yet — the compassionate side of me dared not interrupt her perception of connection that was bringing her obvious joy. –Now here’s an observation of a ‘real connection’…A couple we attended an event with, walked ahead of us to say goodby to each other. When we reached them, they were embraced in a passionate kiss before releasing each other to go in opposite directions, they kept looking back at each other, eye-to-eye, myself and a few of our friends called their names as we walked by to say “Have a good evening!” They did not hear a word we said, their eyes were gleaming – appearing as though both of  them were in a trance, as if they knew what the other was thinking — only seconds later — the distance between them evaporated — as they were back in an embrace — kissing passionately again. This was a REAL connection! Which example of connection would you want in your story – Real or False connections?

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