First, an apology. I just started a new job, and it is beating me up. Quite the adjustment period. I haven't had the brain energy to think of something amazing for everyone, but I have had a few thoughts. I'll share them, and you can discuss amongst yourselves....
1) A couple of weeks ago, I posted a post about the Ordain Women controversy..... at www.jewelleannwilliams.com. My WHOLE point is that whatever the points of view, are, none of those things are so important as to negate the LOVE that we, as sisters, should have for each other. I was amazed that even when that was the theme of my post, half of the responses I got were STILL the backbiting, "good riddance" type-- People, in the words of the most awesome President Dieter Uchtdorf, STOP IT! Love, love, love, love, love love love--that's our job.
2) Happy Independence Day!! My thought is that I love my country. Most of us do. The real question is, am I, are each of us, willing to do whatever it takes to protect our country? I don't mean soldiering, although our military are heroes and angels for the rest of us. What I mean is getting involved on a local and a visceral, invested level with our government--speaking out when things happen that we don't agree with--voting--campaigning for honest, capable candidates--all of those things that are going to make or break our system of government. It's something I need to work on more, and I invite all of you to look at your involvement and do what you can.
3)Writing and Positivity: Positive thinking is so important. With regards to writing, I need to be thinking more positively, and spending less time whining and complaining. "I can't get a contract," becomes exactly that. "I haven't gotten a contract yet, BUT I WILL!" puts a different spin on things. I don't have the research to cite, but I know for a fact that your brain chemistry changes when you feed it negative vs. positive thoughts--and there's a positive spin to be put on everything. So, something else for me to work on.
I have lots more--but I'll leave you with that. Putting a positive spin on it, I WILL get used to working outside of the home and my brain will kick into gear to bring you more amazing material, on writing articles for magazines, on writing in general, or.... something else completely different.