A Writer’s Best Friend Is The Word
A writer’s perspective on words, thoughts, ideas, friends, and foes
I am a Writer
I love pens and paper, words and thoughts.
I like to read dictionaries, and spend hours researching new words.
Sometimes words are like good friends, they come to me and help me achieve my goals.
They uplift me, inspire me, encourage me, and make me smile.
What wonderful days I have had in their company!
At other times words are like enemies.
They get together and destroy my hopes and dreams, often just in one sentence.
I have other friends as well, these drift in and out of my life. They are fickle and can’t always be trusted.
These friends are called Thoughts
They often show up unawares, without a moment’s notice, and in the oddest places! Sometimes they are good and carry me to new heights, other times they are heavy and weigh me down.
Although I can’t always trust them, I know I do need them to come and go, for they are the ones who often usher in ideas, and ideas are the friends who help me grow.
Without ideas, my pens would remain untouched, and my paper would be left blank.
My keyboard would sit in silence waiting for the touch of my fingertips, and MS Word would not receive anything NEW in its day.
All the wonderful writing tools I have in my life would be unable to fulfill what they were created for, and they would face an empty day devoid of words.
Other writers are my friends also, they offer support, and challenge me to keep writing
They understand when I speak of thoughts that vanish into thin air, and ideas that get lost in the busyness of life.
They encourage me to continue to seek and learn this craft of writing, and they inspire me with their own stories, thoughts, and ideas.
But my best friend, I have found, throughout this whole experience of life and writing, is Jesus.
He is a constant friend and He can be trusted. His words are true, His thoughts are good, and His ideas are unmatched! There is no friend more faithful than He.
For He not only is an Author, but He is also The Word.
“May I publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works.” (Psalm 26:7, KJV)
Leona J. Atkinson