Friday, February 9, 2018

Storyteller's Journey

A Few Words About Love

At this time of year (at least in the States) our hearts and minds turn toward love, especially on Valentine's Day. However, due to the current state of our country with its unrest and divisiveness, it's a good time to remind ourselves about the need for not only love, but kindness.

No matter what your perspective during these turbulent times, most people would at least agree that we all need to be a bit kinder to one another. We also need to stand up for what is right. Sometimes being loving and kind seems to be at odds with raising our voices for justice. So what's a person to do? I've tussled with this dilemma myself; I believe it's a very personal issue that we each must resolve in our own way. Not every one will march. Not every one will pen their opinions. Not every one will run for office. However, we can each do something that suits our passion & personality. If nothing else, we can each choose to be kinder to the people we come in contact with each day.

As writers of books for children and young adults, it's important that we pen words that not only inspire, inform, and entertain, but that we create stories that encourage and empower our young readers as well.

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