|Writing rites of spring
One after another they come! The clustered rush of the late spring days of appreciation and celebration: Mother's and Father's Day, Memorial Day, graduation days and wedding days.
There is a range of rituals for each of them, from intimately private to publicly glorious. And almost always, they are consecrated with words meant to carry the weight of the day: words written into speeches and songs, exchanged in ceremonies or printed on greeting cards.
So often, these are wonderful and powerful words, and a privilege and blessing to read them or hear to them. But most of the time they are someone else's words, someone we judge to be wiser or more articulate than we are.
Why should those people get all the credit? Wise, helpful, enduring, surprising, influential and loving words can come from you, too. And coming from you, have a greater potential for impact on those you love than any speech or any speech or any card or any song created by someone else. Make this season the one you start writing or recording your own words - your stories and history, your reflections and feelings. You don't have to know exactly what form it is all going to take in the end. You don't need to know exactly what you are going to say, or who might see it, or when they might see it. None of that matters in the beginning. To decide it is important to you and to start is what matters - whether with pen and paper, keyboard and computer, or talking into your phone's voice or video recorder.
I promise you two things: you have a lot to share and it can feel really good to get started.
Make this the season you begin. Here with presentations, tools, and resources for individuals, couples and professional advisors, Susan
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