Sunday, July 14, 2019

Plant word seeds and watch them grow.

Words are like seeds. When they take hold they grow into poems and prose. 

Are you a helper like Liam? Do you help your fellow writers? Offer a comment, provide a place to submit? We need to help one another grow so we can all reach our potential. 


 I asked Liam to feed his baby brother Charlie for a moment while I fixed his bottle. His first response was, "Oh Nana, I don't think I can. I've never done that before."

I assured him it would only be a moment and I knew he COULD do it! I believed in him. He believed in himself. And believe me, Charlie stopped screaming. We were all winners.

Even if you have never tackled something before, a new genre, a new market, whatever it is, tell your self, "I can TRY." You will  be as pleasantly surprised as Liam that you succeeded in your attempt. I never thought  for a moment I could convert a long essay into a poem, but I tried, and I did it!

Alex is a helper. He picked Paw Paw's GREEN tomatoes. He thought they were apples. He was so proud of himself. We smiled and praised him. BUT THEN...
 He reached his little hands through the neighbors fence and picked a pepper, and figured out how to walk it up the chain link fence using both hands. He then proudly presented it to me.

Ever wonder what happens when someone takes your stuff? Well if it is an idea, you are out of luck. Ideas can not be copyrighted. But if someone paligiarizes your work, you should protest.
The world needs more helpers. Let me offer a market to you. Trish Hopkinson.com has
lots of call outs and good info. I hope you have a productive week.


10 comments:

Pat Wahler said...

The boys are getting so big! How fun to spend time with them making memories. :-)

BECKY said...

Such cute little helpers! I love the look on Charlie's face when Liam's feeding him! I can just hear his unsaid words...Why the heck are YOU feeding me?? LOL
Thanks for the writing info, too, Linda. I'll definitely check it out!

Sioux Roslawski said...

Linda--With Alex's help, you and Bill will have access to all sorts of vegetables. ;)

DUTA said...

The last picture with Alex presenting the pepper is priceless!
Older brothers helping with the younger ones is always a heart-warming, moving sight!

Val said...

It looks like Liam is moving his mouth, to help Charlie get that food off the spoon. Great pictures, but now there's evidence of the little pepper picker! Of course, it's possible that Alex just found the pepper on the ground, at the bottom of the fence, and didn't want it to go to waste...

natalia20041989 said...

The second picture is so cute! Liam seems to be so responsible and I think his little brother is about the age of my son:)

Susan said...

Hi Linda...
Your great grands are such adorable kids. They are so so precious. They are growing like coconut trees, too! Oh my goodness! Hope you have a wonderful, blessed week! Susan

Romance Reader said...

The pictures are so cute and adorable. What a blessing to spend time with them!

Linda O'Connell said...

Thank you to my two new readers who dropped by. Please come back for a visit.

Connie said...

Such cute pictures of your little helpers. The world is a better place when we all help each other out. Thank you for sharing the market listing.