Article submitted by Marshall Hohmann, Ability Awareness Presenter and Grandview Grad
There are readers and there are writers. They need each other.
Written words can be simple and effective.
Words with a purpose.
Words we desire to share.
Written words of gratitude
Writing our feelings for mental health therapy or love.
The written word allows me to speak as a non-verbal person.
Writing shows character and validates one’s self.
My words are simple, but my thoughts are from deep down within my heart, my mind, and my very soul.
As I write now and, in the future, I encourage you the reader, to write for the benefit of others; family, friends, and community.
The reader may gain much understanding and comfort from seeing the words rather than just hearing them. What is expressed verbally is not often heard by others, but when those thoughts are put on paper, the reader pauses to digest.
Life gets busy and we’re not drawn to put our expressive thoughts on paper, but I encourage you to write because thoughts you can now see can be visualized even deeper.
Perhaps you can think about journaling. You may never know what transpires between writer and reader, or the comfort, encouragement and gratitude received (even if the reader is yourself).
So be inspired, put pen to paper… You may be surprised!