Thursday, November 18, 2010

#18 - Writing

Today, I am thankful for writing, and I'll tell you why.  When speaking directly there is no gap response time.  You know what "gap response time" is right?  That's the time it takes to come up with a super witty come back, erase and re-write said come back to really sting.  Real life doesn't work that way.  My brain is not slow, and I think that's the problem.  There are so many things swirling around in there fighting to come out that there is a bottle neck created somewhere between my firing neurons and my speech pathways.  The result is a dumbfounded look on my face, drool spilling out the left side of my mouth, and an incoherent "duh huh?"

My friends, this is why I love to write.  I sound so much cooler when I can think about what I need to say for a second.  If only my brain came with a backspace button.

Here is a quote that I loved from Mark Twain (Who I love),
The difference between the right word and almost the right word is the
difference between lightning and the lightning bug.
I have always loved to write.  I have always loved the escape that it brings.  Just recently I have learned of the healing outlet that writing can also be.  We have been told our whole lives to keep a journal.  I never wanted to, because I couldn't imagine someone being interested in what I do in a day.  However, now I see the importance of writing your feelings down.  I feel like it is a principle of faith.  When we write down our life experiences we now have a record to refer back to that will show us strength when we need it, or remind us of blessings or lessons learned.  I have so cherished my personal journals, even though they only started a few years ago.  So many times I have re-read passages that have helped me more now than they did then.  What an amazing principle.  I sure wish I would have done it a lot sooner.



    seriously... i am totally grateful for the gift of writing. there have been so many times when i really needed an outlet, but i didn't want to burden anyone in person with it, so i would write it in my journal or on my blog. being able to write on my blog helped to get me through many a late nights as i sat there sobbing and not being able to stop crying.

    good one.

    as for the posting on my blog... it is not stealing to take that David O McKay quote. if so, then i stole it from the church's website. :) hahaha.

    and also, do i get the $100 now if i SAY i will name my next child that name? or do i have to wait until that child is already born and the birth certificate is certified? :)

  2. p.s. i have never noticed that you don't have a filter. does that mean i don't have a filter either? hmmm... (pulled pork sandwich with your daughters fingers in it) hahaha!!!

    p.p.s. have you noticed that you and i are the only constant commenters on each others blogs lately? what should we chalk that up to?

  3. I'm glad you like to write. I enjoy reading what you write. I think you are a great writer. I enjoy reading your daily posts. They almost always make me teary-eyed. I just wanted you to know that.