Thursday, December 15, 2011

Guest Author 6

Guest Author #6

10 tips

Requested by a woman at the women's way conference. After asking me if I was a writer, she gave me a project in which she asked me to write down 10 things I would give as advice to someone going into 2012 homeless, as she works in advocacy with a variety of populations. I think it can apply to everyone.

1. YOU have value. Whether you know it or not - someone needs you and needs what you have to say and share.

2- Do not be afraid. It's hard but it will be ok

2- Smile - others need that and it will get you out of your head and affect another's life.

3- Listen just enough. Share what you must. Sift through the rest.

4- Sometimes things aren't fair or just. Sift, process and move through them. If you can - try to just be. Ck out 4a. .

4a. If it's not right, fair or just - you should probably try to enact that point.

5. Should be #1 - believe, because you can. Have faith.

6. Realize the value of your contributions. Just a smile goes a thousand miles.

7. Listen enough - but not too much. Trust your instincts.

8. You owe nothing to noone but yourself and your creator. Interpret that in your own way - you know.

9. Faith does move impertrenable mountains.

10. (borrowed) Don't think - just do it.

This is an invitation for anyone and everyone to post a entry of their own on my journal, Vagabond Journeys

The end of the year holidays are soon upon us and since it is a time for celebrations, remembrances, resolutions and plans for the future I know that people have a lot to say.

Not to take away from the postings on your journals, but to add to the joy of my own celebrations is why I invite you to write for mine.

I want to read what your thoughts are about this magical time of the year. This invitation is open to everyone: Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Pagans, Agnostics, Atheists and the Uncertain.

Tell me your thoughts on Chanukah, Christmas, Ashura, Kwanzaa, the Winter Solstice, New Years Eve. or any subject you wish or associate with this holiday season.

There are no limits in regard to length. The only limitation is that, for reasons so far unexplained to me, my blog does not take photographs, animations, videos or pictures of any kind. I deal in words.

Please accept my invitation. Send your entry to my email address I will copy and paste it into my journal and it will be displayed promptly. You may sign your name or not as you wish, and you may leave a link to your blog or your email or not, as you wish. I will do NO editing or censoring. Eloquence is not necessary, mind or heart or both is all.

All are welcome. Admission is free.



Valerie said...

DB, I am thoroughly enjoying your guest writers! Merry Christmas to them and to all!!

pacifica62 said...

I see homeless people all the time in my city. I think most of them could offer the rest of us more advice than we could offer them. Many, many people are one paycheque away from being homeless. Kids abused at home and living on the street. People with mental illness and addiction problems. All of these people need to be treated with the same dignity and respect with which we treat other people. Above all they need a safe, warm place to call their own.