Day 5: Celebrating Words

I had decided. I had firmly committed not to.
That was my first line of my first post in the March Challenge.
I did not plan to write this month. Not daily. I’d felt I’d done it before. Several times.

The marathon of writing daily was a time commitment. The anxiety of time. Dare I give a piece of it?

After two days of slicing,  I was overwhelmed by the connection.
Me to you.
You, my writing and teaching partners.
I had forgotten.
You
the generosity
the courage in
words.

I am in awe.
What words do for the reader.
What words do for the writer.

I am honored to be invited into your life.
To look out your windows and into your hearts.
To be gifted with your thoughts.

This week I celebrate writers and their words
who remind me of what I want for my students.
Words teach.
They help us discover.
They remind us we are not alone.
They keep us searching
and hopeful.
Words.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

 

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14 thoughts on “Day 5: Celebrating Words

  1. As I’ve already said to you…so glad you stayed the course. Your own words are lovely and we need them. Glad you are getting as much out of this as you are giving. 🙂

  2. This is lovely. I see it in my mind’s eye on a poster, lifted to a notebook, stuck to a post it as a reminder. Such truth in these words.
    “Words teach.
    They help us discover.
    They remind us we are not alone.
    They keep us searching
    and hopeful.
    Words.”

  3. Oh this. So very true. Isn’t this community incredible? I also thought first that I couldn’t possibly write daily. Now I have realized how much I would miss the daily reading I do as I visit all of these blogs and share in the writing of so many thoughtful writers.

  4. Can’t imagine being here without YOU! So glad you dived in again this March. My OLW is Routine this year and I hear you say, been there, done that…but that’s why it is so fun to return to the March routine and go it again!! For me, I agree strongly with writing and words helping me to – discover and
    They remind us we are not alone.
    So glad I am not alone to discover this month!

  5. I’m glad you’re here, Julieanne, and love that you felt good enough about your experience that you’re excited about it, too.

  6. Julieanne, your thoughts today are beautiful, especially these: Words teach.
    They help us discover.
    They remind us we are not alone.
    They keep us searching.
    Here’s to our community’s bond through writing.

  7. And best of all, Julieanne, you will share your learning with your students!
    This is so very important:

    “What words do for the reader.
    What words do for the writer.”

    SO exquisitely beautiful!

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