Monday, March 16, 2020

#IWSG - When hope is hard to find.

Currently, the world is in chaos.

It may seem bleak. It may seem like no one out there is listening. That no one cares.

But, we are the writers.
We are the story tellers.
The ones to entertain the masses.
To be hopeful when hope is hard to find.


We must maintain. We must find our own path through the craziness and stay strong.

It won't be easy. So many distractions. So much unease and worry. It might seem impossible to focus and get words on paper.

Keep trying. Keep jotting down your ideas and your visions and your dreams.

Keep moving forward.

Because...people need us. People need stories to escape. To feel good. To find joy.

They need our stories, because there are no stories out there quite like ours.
Individually, we may be insecure, but together we are invincible.

Together, we have hope.

Stay safe, stay sane, and stay sassy.
Heather

17 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Well said, Heather!

Lynda Dietz said...

A voice of reason. Thank you, Heather!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

People will still need entertainment.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Thanks for the uplifting words.

Deb Salisbury, Magic Seeker and Mantua-Maker said...

A lovely and timely post. Thank you, Heather.

Pat Hatt said...

Perfect words indeed. All have to keep on a writing away.

Yolanda Renée said...

Folks are stocking up on books, at least that's what they say on FB!

dolorah said...

Well said.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Heather - exactly ... we need to be sensible, help each other and keep positive. Lots of time to read and to write - sounds good to me ... cheers Hilary

Juneta key said...

Beautifully said. Felt like poetry.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I have many friends and relatives I worry about though not too much worry about myself. It is a 'no excuses' time to write.

Beth Camp said...

Thank you, Heather. We all need encouragement AND can encourage others -- with phone calls, e-mails, and our stories.

F. Stone said...

So wonderful to read your article, Heather. I hope you don't mind if I share your encouraging words with my facebook followers.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Such a great post! Gone with the Wind was a hit during the depression. When times are hard, we do need our escapes.

Patricia Josephine aka Patricia Lynne said...

I made a painting once with that Earth w/o art is just eh. I love that saying.

Roland Clarke said...

Wise words are just what banishes fear and insecurity at this time.

Susan B said...

Thank you Heather for such an uplifting message of hope. Let’s unite swords ... sorry pens, mightier, and protect the world and its people.
Have an inspiring April.