Thursday Thoughts: Universal Challenge

This has been a tough year. For everyone. Every time I turn around, there’s an article about how writers are having a hard time writing and how they can overcome the adversity. It’s hard to create happy-ever-afters when the world is such a hateful place. Bad things are happening. Stupid things are happening. 

At the same time, I also see some good things happpening. I saw protesters marching in Tulsa denouncing the police one weekend and the next week, two officers go down in the line of duty. One will never go home to his family again. The other may finally get out of ICU. And people who never marched, never spoke out, never really got involved suddenly came out in support of police. It gave me hope. And in this day and age, hope is a miracle.

Detours, challenges, and crisis, Silver, are simply covers for miracles that had no other way of reaching you.

It’s all good,
The Universe
© ®

Cupcakes, Ding Dongs, and Ho-Hos, Silver, are just plain old miracles.

Okay. So are peanut clusters, chocolate chip cookies, and M&M Blasts. As a writer, and as a human being, I have to remember two things: the need to hope and the necessity of keeping one’s sense of humor. I need to harness the energy swirling around me and translate it into words. I need to use the anger for the black moment and the compassion for the HEA. And the humor for my own sanity. That’s my goal for the rest of this week–sanity. With a side of smiles and a whole lot of hope for more miracles. Let’s forget the bad for a little bit. Share something good in your life. Small miracles. And snack foods, people. Don’t forget the snack foods! ❤


About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of several award-winning series--Moonstruck, Nightriders MC, The Penumbra Papers, and Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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2 Responses to Thursday Thoughts: Universal Challenge

  1. And ice cream. Also, let us not forget the salty snacks – Fritos, Cheetos, Doritos. They matter, too. ;o)

    Finding the positive in all this is damn difficult these days, which is part of the reason I follow pet rescue groups on FB. Every day, seeing lost animals find their way home and every week, seeing pets find new homes, certainly helps. It’s also why I’ve been posting pretty pictures. Last night, Hubs and I listened to a lovely piece of classical music before we went to bed. Find the beauty. It’s out there.

    For me, the hard part of about writing during this crap is finding a chunk of brain to use for writing that isn’t focused on the chaos. I have to wrap the chaos all up in some kind of mental tarp, throw it in a corner, and forget about it long enough to get words down. I think I carved out a space. We’ll see how long I can defend it.

    • Silver James says:

      Duct tape. I highly recommend it. The ends of my roll are fraying a little but holding so far. And totally 👍 on the ice cream and the salty! Also chocolate covered pretzels! Yummmmm. Here’s to good writing days ahead.

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