Slice of Life Tuesday is the weekly writing challenge hosted at “Two Writing Teachers”. We are asked to share a slice of our life.
The past few days I have been reading “Carry on. Warrior” by Glennon Doyle Melton. Glennon is the creator of “Momastery.com” and her book offers “thoughts on life unarmed”
Her writing is brave, powerful, and thought provoking. I have been moved by many of the chapters:
“Easter” – how in our lives we have to go through the crucifixon before we can get to the resurrection.”There is no fast forwarding through Friday and Saturday… unless you face it head on and choose to open your heart to the pain, you won’t bear witness to the miracle either.” As I read these words, it made me see that this past year really has been my cross to bear and I have to be more open to releasing the pain and reach for the miracle. I can’t hide from or ignore the past.
“A Mountain I’m Willing to Die On” – a loving, honest letter to her son about how we must treat each other. Beautiful.
“On Fish and Heaven” – describing why we must love and what heaven is.
One sentence though really hit me:
“Reading is my inhale. Writing is my exhale.”
What a perfect description of how these two actions are as important to us as breathing. We need both, to breath and to write. I have spent way to much time inhaling the past few months and my exhaling has been shallow. Not a good balance for a healthy life, or a healthy writing life.I need a better balance for sure.
Thank you Glennon for some wonderfully wise words.