Friday, November 27, 2015

Moving onward and upward and a gift for you

This photograph, taken about five years ago, represents the competition among our grandsons as they show off their strength and prowess. Every grandchild has had his or her picture taken in the crook of this tree at some point in their lives. The tree no longer exists; a red bud tree has replaced the diseased and rotted tree, which not only shed its leaves but also began to shed its branches.

Gazing at this picture evokes so many emotion: a fear of climbing and falling, the exhilaration of attaining new heights, proving to one's self that anything can be accomplished, reaching beyond
self-imposed limits. Change, moving forward...growing. SUCCESS.

Every writer probably has felt some of these emotions. Sometimes the fear of success is as great as the fear of failure. Fear of making mistakes hinders us. A word of encouragement or approval propels us. Let nothing stand in your way.

You may never know the impact of your words, a smile, a tender touch. Give generously.

Offer a word of praise or encouragement to someone today.

Her is a gift for my writer friends. be sure to check out all of these calls for submissions at Cathy's calls.  Link works.  http://compsandcalls.com/wp/

9 comments:

Merlesworld said...

Climbing a tree so much fun as a child well past it now.
Merle...........

Val said...

Thanks for that gift...you really shouldn't have! But I'm glad you did. I need something to get me going.

Sioux said...

Linda--I hope your holiday was delicious and delightful. You deserve it.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Thanks for the link! Hope you're enjoying the Thanksgiving weekend. :)

Susan said...

Hi Linda. It's true. We never know what one word or gesture means to another. Hope your Thanksgiving was terrific. And Linda, thanks to you for all your visits and comments. They are so very, very appreciated. Susan

Connie said...

I enjoyed this post. I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. Thank you for the link!

Susan Sundwall said...

Thank you, Awesome Linda. You always touch the tender spot. I'll try to do the same - today. Will check out that link!

K9friend said...

Linda, hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Just as we learned in kindergarten, kindness is always right.

Pat
Critter Alley

Debra Mayhew said...

Thanks so much for the words of encouragement and the great link. Both were just what I needed!