Let’s do something a little bit different today. Instead of talking about dysfunction, let’s talk about something pleasant….like my conversations with fellow writers the past two days.
My little experiment of giving my phone number out was a resounding success, and it’s all because of the incredible people I know through writing. I swear my writing peers are exceptional human beings…they are extraordinarily ordinary to borrow a phrase I just love.
I have had the opportunity to speak with fifteen of my writing peers and every conversation was enjoyable….every conversation made a connection no matter how small….every conversation allowed me to know them just a little bit and they to know me….and at this time in history I believe that to be very important.
How do we reverse the dysfunction in this world? It starts with you….it starts with me….one person can make a difference. It may not be earth-shattering in its magnitude, but if we can make a difference in one life each day, through a kind word, a kind gesture….then we will have counteracted some of the dysfunction that we see elsewhere.
That was my goal….to make a real connection with many of you…and it was a successful experiment.
I hope that is not the end of our conversations. I look forward to speaking to more of you over time, and speaking again to those I already spoke too over the last couple of days.
Thank you all and have a great weekend.