For all the sweet and fascinating people I’ve met along this road of learning to write, for sharing stories, for having books published.
Oh yes, I thank God for the two books I’ve had published this year.
I thank him for the chance to learn new things, to feel that I’m able sometimes to make people laugh or cry, to touch them with a certain message.
And then there are days like today, when I still need to thank God, although I feel like I’m hitting a brick wall as I try to write, to make interesting words come out onto the page. It all sounds so boring, and sluggish, and forced, and flat, and dingy, and not what I want to say, and I don’t know what I want to say.
Yes, I’m even supposed to be thankful today.
Because writing is a job God has given me, and other days will be better, and I need to keep on working, putting effort into this task God has given me.
I am thankful. I know I will have better days. I will keep plodding on.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances,
for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.
Writing is my job, my gift, my joy, my frustration.
I thank God for writing even today.