The Wryters' Block

Shaping, Designing, Sculpting Words


My son Tim

“Life is like one big test: At the end of it, you’re in Heaven or hell.”
I agree with my son’s statement. That is our last test, and we either pass or fail.
“Better yet,” I told him, “there are a series of tests that are ongoing in our lives. If ever we don’t pass, we get up and brush ourselves off, move forward. Sometimes we may need to change course.”
To me, life is like climbing a tree (just an analogy). It’s hard. Some of us scooch up the trunk; some leap to a branch; some need a ladder; some climb up on the backs of others, but our goal is to climb as high as we can. Sometimes in the process, we slip, slide back down, do everything we can not to tumble and fall and crash. Sometimes we veer far out on a limb, dangle on a branch until we find our way back again.
I’m an adult education teacher, and I love my job with a fierce passion. What I tell my students, I have to repeat to myself:
1. Stay focused.
2. Stay positive.
3. Never give up on your dreams; keep them close to your heart.
4. Make the most of every day of your life.
5. Never stop learning.
6. Love yourself.
7. Root and cheer for yourself.
8. Surround yourself with other like-minded individuals.
9. Take steps today toward your goal.
10. You can do it!

Life is great! It’s what we make it. It’s how we live it.

So as the author of two published books, I’m trying to tell myself that I can do what I set out to accomplish. I can write two more books and then two more… My goal is to write as much as possible every single day. What will you resolve to do today that takes you closer to your goal?


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