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Thursday, June 11, 2015

We Make a Difference-

     It dawned on me of late that what we as writers, write, can penetrate deep into the minds and hearts of our readers, giving us the power to change a mood, even sway a decision. We can bring on a smile, a frown, or a shriek with our words...our stories.
    The question is: do we leave our readers better off for reading what we write?  Are we bringing goodness and light into their psyche, or darkness and violence?

    Of course, in reality, there is always both. Into each life a little rain must fall. Evil is as real as that rain, and violence dances around us like the wind, and many of us get caught up in those storms. But there is also tranquility and calm soothing breezes.
 The sun is a constant, even when the clouds hide it. Do we allow the sunshine to fall on our pages? Or do we cast shadows of immorality and chaos?
     When I choose a novel to read I am drawn by whether or not it will add some inspiration to help lift me up a bit when I'm treading too low along the ground. I also read to learn because every book, fiction or non-fiction, has something to teach.
     May our words make a positive difference, bringing tiny shafts of light into dark spaces, and lessons of love and compassion to those who read our words.

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