Monday, December 18, 2023

Happy Holidays From IWSG



From the Insecure Writer's Support Group

(We'll be back for IWSG Day on January 3rd.)

It has been awhile since I have celebrated Christmas, as all my family has passed, and I have just a few cousins all out of state from where I live.

If you are spending the holidays alone. Count your blessing because they are are there if you look for them.

Journal all the reasons you are grateful. Read that book you have been dying to read, or spend time writing on your novel.

Call a friend even if you cannot go to them, chat with them on the phone or zoom. And order a your favorite food for delivery or groceries and fix it yourself.

And if you are blessed to be able to celebrate big with your family, remember the SHUTINS that can't get out, call them or go by to visit. Also remember to tell and show your loved one how much they mean to you.

I will leave you with my favorite quote of all time. I have tried to live by these words from the first time I ever saw this movie. What a way to be remembered--handing out hope to others, without hope we are nothing, with hope we can achieve anything. Life is built on hope. One step at time, one day at a time, and the joy of believing. (One of the most quotable movies of all time IMO :) )

"You have a gift, Postman. You give out hope like it was candy in your pocket."


Natalie Aguirre said...

Happy Holidays! Thanks for the great quote. Take care on your holidays. I only have my daughter left, so my holidays are quieter too.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Merry Christmas!

Pat Hatt said...

Hope all have a Merry Christmas. Great movie indeed.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Wonderful Christmas wishes!

The Happy Whisk said...

Hi Alex. That was well-written and I loved the cartoon as well. Wishing you and Mrs. Alex a kickbutt wonderful 2024.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

The most profound and wonderful Christmas posts I have ever read. Thank you for the reminder. Hugs.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Happy Holidays to you, Juneta. I hope your New Year is joyous also.