As I lay listening to rumbles of thunder this morning, I could not help but think of a conversation I had with my good friend Emily. We were discussing my writing and how I just hadn’t put much out lately on my site. I just haven’t felt that my messages carried enough weight, as if my words weren’t impactful enough.
With each roll of thunder, I remembered what Emily said to me, “Even if you only put out one sentence a day, there is someone who is feeling the same as you or who can relate to your words. You are their voice when they maybe can’t say it for themselves.”
Just as the thunder is the voice for the storm, I want my messages to resonate for those who read my work. Today I guess my message is that we can’t let self-doubt rain down on our thoughts and works. We have to believe that we are not alone and that our feelings and ideas are shared by others, even if they don’t say it aloud.
I am not suggesting that you go out booming with thunderous opinions all the time, but have faith what you have to say is something worthy of being heard. Be the thunder for those suffering their own storms. Make your message one that resonates with the passion, understanding, and support for the hurricanes that blow though our lives.
By: Melanie A. Peters
P.S. Garth Brooks has nothing on me when it comes to thunder metaphors.