Words are potential gifts.

As a writer, I ask myself – how can I use my words so that they are gifts to others?  And how do I appreciate the gift of words myself?

God loves a cheerful giver  – yes I know I’ve ripped that verse out of context, but I find it helpful to look at writing as an act of giving – yes, even when it earns me money! Because words are more than just a product.  They go further, impact deeper, create ripples which we may never know about. Do I give them willingly, cheerfully, in order to bring grace and hope?

Do we use words as gifts – or as weapons? And if we use a word as a weapon, what are we fighting?  And is it good? Are we using it to fight injustice, or to inflict pain and revenge?

Words are gifts.  I remind myself not to abuse them, or take them for granted.

From here on in, my A to Z posts will be less chronological and (probably) more theme driven. I’ll refer to points on the journey, but may hop about a bit!

A to Z posts – reflecting on my writing journey

A to Z theme reveal
A is for … acorns
B is for … bricks
C is for … change
D is for … dreams
E is for … empathy
F is for … forgetfulness

23 thoughts on “gifts

  1. Rosalie Squires says:

    Words as gifts – definitely. And thanks for the reminder.

    And not only written words but spoken ones too; how much difference would it make to our daily interactions if we thought to present our spoken words as gifts?


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