And the day came when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Why do we fear writing? I have a friend who writes beautiful poetry and hides it in a box under her bed. There is in each of us a desire to be known that is in conflict with a fear of being known.
I read one time that flowering in a plant is not optional. It is a survival mechanism. Plants that do not flower die without giving life.
If you are a writer you are called to share. If you are not a writer you are still called to share.
Our stories connect us and give life to the next generation.
“I not only have my secrets, I am my secrets. And you are yours. Our secrets are human secrets, and our trusting each other enough to share them with each other has much to do with the secret of what it means to be human.”
— Frederick Buechner
Be bold. Share your stories today.
What’s under your bed?
Laurie and Betsy
You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. Matthew 5: 14-16