Thursday, November 26, 2009


I am returning from a Thanksgiving feast with friends and family and have been pondering all the things I am thankful for. I am most thankful for my family and the gospel, but I have been thinking lately of all the gifts that writing has given me. The ability to create has given me so much joy. The joy increases when I see others enjoying what I have created. Also, writing has given me a voice. When I am too shy to say what I feel, I can write it, and somehow that makes things better. Journaling has given me the ability to remember the most important learning points in my life, so that I do not have to learn those lessons over again. Writing helps me to organize my thoughts about life and the gospel, and I can leave those thoughts to my posterity. What gifts has writing given to you?

Kersten Campbell


Kimberly Job said...

My feelings about writing are very similar to yours. It's an outlet to express feelings which would otherwise be kept in.

Rebecca Irvine said...

Writing has given me the gift of focusing my thoughts and abilities on something worthwhile. I started writing as a way to distract myself from negative things in my life. Now I have something much more positive to work on and think about.