Do you ever have a thought that the universe keeps dropping in your lap?
you know, like, "learn this, learn this learn this NOW"??
I've had that over the last week and wanted to share. It's a good one.
First event: in my current novel, one of the themes is that the family is not in competition with each other (even though the MC starts out thinking they sort of are). The mom says, "There are no sides, Jade. It is just you and me and him all trying to live our lives and get along." I've been thinking about that part recently.
Second event: I read That Amy Saia's blog post featured here. She said it well. At some point, we need to realize that there is room enough for all of our successes and give up the jealousy or small feelings. As she says, we can all have our cake and frosting (frosting...yummmmm....)
Third event: Sitting in church today, the lyrics from the song by Ron Harris, In This Very Room, were featured.
They are (in part)
And, in this very room, there is quite enough love for all of us
And, in this very room, there is quite enough joy for all of us
And there is quite enough hope, and quite enough power
To chase away any gloom....
For Jesus, Lord Jesus, is in this very room.
One, Two, Three....
Yes, Universe! I get it!
There is room. For me, for you, and even for that friend who got the seven figure book deal. It's a good thing. It means the publishing world is still in business. That new authors are getting picked up. I can share in that joy and it does not take one iota of my joy away. In fact, it increases it.
I want to stand in this room...let's call it the room of friendship, of acceptance, of support... and feel the love,joy, hope and power.
And I want to share that with you.