Who doesn’t love completing a job, a project, a writing assignment, a series of treatments, a great novel with a darling of a heroine?
All good things must come to an end, perhaps.
However … remember this.
Now there is something to that.
This post is just about complete in it's concept, and then in a few days or weeks you will read it. But the end of my writing life is far into the distance.
I’ll never reach the end of having something to say. Many of these posts are complete, but they are not facing their end, for some still enjoy a shelf-life of continual reading by some somebody somewhere. Amazing.
Here’s the main thing … every ending brings with it another open door through which we choose to enter. As much as I love some of the past posts, my mind continually searches for the next good idea, for as surely as the sun will rise tomorrow, someone in this world needs a word of hope and encouragement, and perhaps I can be the one to give that word.
What have you recently completed? Now, after a moment of rest and a few deep breaths, pick up your pen, turn on your computer, dust off the tools of your trade and go back to work.
After all … Completion is a goal but we hope it's never the end.
My great friend Rod retired a few years ago after a stellar career in academia at a popular university in San Diego. Read what he wrote about that time in his life.
“This is a step forward,
not a stopping place!
It’s a beginning,
not an ending.”
One chapter ends … another begins.
And the beat goes on.
Words of Hope
One Word at a Time