Say It With Heart

Recently, I’ve read quite a few articles on when and how often to write. Authors are giving advice on # of words to write per day and # of days to write per week. They give opinions on where to sit while writing, how often to get up and take a walk, optimal lighting, inspiring music, and so on.

Nike says “Just Do It”. IMAX offers: “Think Big”. Sony uses the slogan: “Make Believe.” Energizer’s is: “Keeps going and going and going.” Kodak: “Share moments. Share Life.”; Taco Bell: “Think Outside the Bun;” Pizza Hut: “Make it great.” 

My personal writing motto: always write what you will be proud to reread some 20+ years from now. Write the truth, without prejudice or malice; write from the heart; write words that honor God and others.

Keep plugging along. Don’t give up. Push forward. See it through. Move ahead.

Don’t click on “publish” until you are sure it is spelled right, it looks right, it sounds right. And when mistakes come, extend yourself the grace to forgive your own humanness and imperfections.

Then, get yourself back to the keyboard. It’s a brand new day. See it from a fresh perspective. Write from your soul. Say it with heart.