I endeavor to write flash fiction on a regular basis to help get the creative juices flowing, and I invite you, dear readers, to join me.
I feel like I’m still waking up. I shake my head to rid my brain of the musty cobwebs, but they remain and I look at the world through half-open eyes. This is an unwelcomed feeling, but I guess that it’s part of the grieving process. I do feel like I’m starting to wake up though. It’s slow, but I believe that it will happen. Everything that has happened lately has made me reevaluate some things, and I’ve drafted up a few new goals.
In honor of the upcoming new year, I wanted to share some lessons and advice that I learned during 2014. Some of these nuggets of wisdom I learned first-hand (a.k.a. “the hard way”), and some I learned from others. Enjoy! 1. Hornets won’t sting you if you show no fear and “look them in the eye.”
After some thinking, I realized why Christmas has such a hold me—it’s the hope that comes with the holiday. Christmas drips with hope, and I know of few things that are more powerful than hope. I’m not talking about the “hope” that politicians (on both sides) bandy about during debates and speeches. Rather, I’m speaking of, well . . . actually, I’m talking about different levels of hope. Let me explain.