Motherhood resonates beauty in this part of the writing on-line world on Mondays. Allume living happens in your every day walk and talk, and radiates the light when we come together in our words. The overflow.
There are not many areas of our lives that we can gloss over with a pretty coat of white wash and hope they look good for everyone to see. In this house, if I am having a bad day, then everyone here knows it. If I am rash, and impatient, you might not know that with the words that I pen.
When you write in many places, your pen and your words might be like a silver tongue - expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively; “able to dazzle with a facile tongue”; “silver speech”….
It is a beautiful thing when the lessons of life and motherhood prepare you for the writing world.
Consider the Three Graces of Motherhood and Life that lead us – to Be More Beautiful Than a Silver Tongue:
- Be Your Children’s Advocate
( This means they trust you enough to come to you) How often do you read another post and don’t feel comfortable leaving a comment? When you write, are you trustworthy to handle the hearts of others?
Although I fall weary many nights from the exhausting effects of what I call “counseling sessions” with my children after what seems like taffy-pulls of the heart, I go to bed with peace knowing that they can see my life is an open book and a learning curve of God’s forgiveness and that my reaction to their hurts, poor choices and actions will not bring a wrath or judgement, but a trusted heart. Listening and Grace. My words would not be savvy or eloquent – but heart wrenching and seasoned with God’s word.
-Don’t Take “It” So Personally
(This means that the attitudes and words that hurt – are not “meant” for you) This is hard to wrap the brain around. How often do you receive comments on your sites and writing, that seem to sting and cause your heart to stop in its tracks? When you write, do you seek to edify or to encourage?
One thing I have learned in my mom walk, is that there is always a “deeper issue” going on in the heart of the child that aims a hurtful comment or an attitude that seems mis-directed. I have learned not to take everything so personally.
-Learn From The Hardest Mom Moments
( Motherhood stretches me. Stretches me in areas I never thought I could move, bend or get past) Writing is like that. We may feel void of words, unsure of where our writing is taking us, and sometimes, the not too comfortable places. Our words may be hard to write, hard to live, and may never reach the paper.
The most valuable lessons in my life I have learned from the hardest moments in motherhood. Growing me and stretching me to become a better mom ( writer), focusing on what is really important, and allowing the overflow of my hardest moments to write the words that will change and influence the hearts of my children. ( my readers).
It is my prayer to be more beautiful than a silver tongue.
How is motherhood/life preparing you to be like gold in your words and actions in the writing world?
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