Have you ever been stuck?

Have you ever been stuck, unable to put words together even though you love to write?

That’s where I am at this moment. That’s where I’ve been for a while.

I have a story that I need to tell; one that gets in the way of all that I want to say with words on a virtual page. It’s history. It’s one that causes hurt; one that must live on so that a person I loved dearly doesn’t fade into forgotteness.

I always write with a purpose, a practical view that shares something that has meaning to me. I’ve shared many experiences here, but this one needs to be in a place that will survive time. Until I can get those words down, I will remain silent.

Those words bring pain, regret and are the hardest I’ve ever tried to write. Please bear with me. I haven’t abandoned this place of creative outlet and shared experiences, I just need some time to finish getting these thoughts down.

Patience is more than just a virtue. It’s understanding. It’s a friend keeping silent while you share something that hurts. It’s taking the time to listen even if the words are punctuated by silence while the telling is interrupted by tears.

Thank you for your patience.

Self Made or Not

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My sister sent the picture above to me today.

Every one of those statements applies to me. Some of them more than once. Every one applies to her as well. Perhaps that’s why in 98% of cases we would both have the same reaction to a situation or question.

But in my opinion, being self made isn’t just about the statements above. Continue reading

The Urge To Fix It

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What is it about folks that gives them the urge to fix it, even when the thing in question perhaps isn’t broken in the first place?

A very good example involves my brother. Don’t get me wrong, I love my brother. He’s a great guy with a good heart and is intelligent despite occasionally not thinking things through. Continue reading