I love the way our words connect.
From a post Brad Shorr wrote on powerful writing, to a post here sharing a clip of Thunder Road. The power of the song prompted Wendi Kelly to leave this comment:
Sometimes we have to have a little faith in our own voice, in our own authenticity.
We have to have faith that what we need to say just might need to be heard somewhere
And then to write this post: Having Faith
Somebody is listening somewhere. Somebody needs to hear what you have already figured out. Somebody needs a hand up, a little help along the way. Or they need to know that you are struggling too, that they are not alone. They need to know that they are not a lone tree falling in the forest. That you are there and will catch them when they fall, that your words will hold them up-because you have been there first. Maybe all you have to say today is great job or I love you, but these can be powerful words too. Don’t underestimate what you have to say. Someone needs to hear it.
This is what powerful writing means to me. The decision to write, to leave a mark, to make a difference. To release, to realize the power of our own words.
Thank you Wendi for writing such a beautiful piece, and inspiring people to have faith in the power of their own voice, the power of their own words.