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Would you like to KNOW… that you are visible to the world around you? 

Yesterday on Oprah’s Farewell show she left us with a loving message filled with inspiration and encouragement.  She said one of the things she learned through all these years is that everyone wants to be SEEN, HEARD, and VALIDATED.  She wanted to do that for others…to really see them, hear them, and help them feel validated (my words). 

Many times in my life I have felt invisible.  The first time I ever knew I had found my voice was when my first story about Little One was published.  I sometimes still feel invisible and unheard, but I don’t feel so bad about it.  I have frequently hear that still small voice inside saying  “write, write, write.”  I would say to that voice, with a chuckle “Ok, but it doesn’t pay and I still need to have a way to support myself.”

I started my own blog last September so I would write more.  I am working at it. I enjoy writing, I love meeting new people and getting to know them.  Blogging is a great way to do both. 

I will also finish the second story of Little One.  Occasionally another poem finds its way into my soul and I put pen to paper.

Maybe I will always be an unknown writer, and that is ok.  If most of what I write helps at least a few people, whether to bring a smile to their hearts, encourage or inspire them, or helps them in some way… then it will be worth it.

Do you ever feel invisible? Do you feel that you are seen, heard, and validated?
 “What do you want me to hear?”

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