July 22, 2011
Enough Readers - Brenda Leyland
That's what author Jody Hedlund said in her blog post Fighting the Green-Eyed Jealousy Monster on dealing with jealousy and envy at the success of other writers and bloggers.
In my own musings about jealousy and wondering why it shows up in my own life, for me it seems to stem from a sense of lack... that there isn't enough to go round, maybe even a sense of being left out. I wonder if the root of it comes from a poverty mindset -- the belief that if one person gets something, then there's not be enough for me too.
But that's just it, isn't it? When we look at the world God created, there's abundance everywhere. More than enough. Enough seeds in a single cantaloupe to reap crops. Stars so freely created that they keep pushing out the expanses of the universes (just ask any Hubbles Telescope fan what they keep discovering). Enough readers for all of us who write or blog.
Of course, maybe you have this already figured out, but as for me, I am grateful for Jody's reminder today. To read her wonderful post click here.
Now, let us go write what's in our heart to write and give those readers something to read.
Brenda is a member of InScribe and writes on her personal life blog at It's A Beautiful Life.