Kids say the DARNEDEST things…

If you’ve ever spent time around children, you know that kids say some of the darnedest things.  And if you’re an outspoken person yourself, chances are you’ve been told a thing or two that YOU have said that made people laugh, cry, or somewhere in between.

But a little girl did an amazing job telling the Story of Jonah.  She did such an amazing job, in fact, that it was posted on YouTube with the title “The Story of Jonah as Told by The Cutest Little Girl.”

As a certified English teacher I can tell you it’s not generally proper to capitalize The in a title.  But YouTube makes its own rules, and in this case it really could have been “THE Cutest Little Girl.”

She obviously hasn’t learned to be afraid of public speaking, and we can all be grateful for that.  Maybe she’s reading already, but she doesn’t seem to be reading here.  She was simply telling a story she knew well, and believed in, and when she needed the words, they were there.  She was truly, Divinely, inspired.

This video reinforces something we already know.  Kids pick up what they hear, and even when you think they’re not listening, they are.  And they can surprise you, and inspire you, at any moment.   So charge those camcorder batteries now because the holidays are HERE.  Happy Holidays!  Enjoy!

Writers WRITE.

Welcome to my WordPress blog.

It’s amazing that it’s taken me so long to start a blog because I’ve been a writer for as long as I can remember.   Sometimes I think so fast that I can’t keep up.  Even typing 70 wpm isn’t enough because sometimes ideas fly out faster than I can capture them.  People have been telling me I’m a good writer, whatever that means, for as long as I can remember.  Writing has been in every job description I’ve had since 1991 and I’ve got a huge portfolio of pieces written and edited anonymously.  But does that make me a Writer?

Are you a writer if you don’t share the pieces you really care about with someone?  I’m not only talking about publishing your writing, because sharing could include friends, family members, or even a writing class.  Writing is a means of communication, and doesn’t communication beg feedback?  And isn’t that feedback essential to growth?  In grade school and college I published little things here and there, but then I lost faith, or courage, or both.  Perhaps when people stopped encouraging me I simply failed to encourage myself.  So, HELLO WORLD!  Here goes nothing.