WRITING 101 … ONE WORD INSPIRATIONcropped-seal_v2-03

(for Sept. 9th)

The challenge was to take a look at several words, as a prompt, to write your own interpretation. The words were: Treasure, Regret, Home, Love, Uncertainty, and Secret.

I decided to use them all.


~I would rather regret the things that I have done, than the things that I have not~ Lucille Ball

Do you agree with that statement?

I think I do. For the most part, as we go through our daily life, we try to make the best out of it. We all strive for happiness and love in our personal relationships, don’t we?

In our free time, we do the things we enjoy, whatever it may be. I don’t think we regret any of that. However, I imagine most people also have the desire to do better, to love more, to try different things.

Maybe you have a secret wish to do something outrageous, or completely out of your character. Why haven’t we already done that? If time and money were no object, and it’s legal, what’s stopping us?

Could it be the fear of ridicule? Could it be the uncertainty of how your actions would turn out…how other people would judge you… that you’d fail?

What about this writing course we’re doing? Has writing been a deep seated, secret desire of yours for many years? I can guarantee you, most every writer has times of uncertainty. The fear of no one liking what they write, that no one would care to read what they write, the fear of criticism, or even the fear of being made to look a fool in the eyes of others.

But, think for a moment…if you let the doubts and uncertainty creep into your mind, the nay-sayers, the warnings, and the cautionary tales will stifle your dreams. This goes for anything you want to do, not just writing.

You will someday regret never having tried at all. So what, if it doesn’t work out the first time? So what…it’s not the end of the world. Try again, or try something else. Treasure your hopes and dreams. Don’t keep them secrets, forever hidden away to be looked back on as regret, for never having the courage to try.

Why don’t you start at home. Be brave…take a chance. Try something new that you’ve always wanted to do. It may turn out better than you thought.


Thanks for visiting! Peace }I{

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