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!