The power of writing even if you aren’t a writer

Writing forms such a large part of my life. I write shopping lists, social media posts and comments, Scriptures that speak to me, journal entries, prayers, blog posts and so many other big and small examples. I know that for me writing is part of who I am. I believe in the power of it even if you aren’t a writer.
What was the last thing that you wrote down? Was it uplifting and encouraging? Was it mundane? Was it tearing down of yourself or someone else? Our words have the ability to build up and tear down. I am so conscious of this as my daughter begins her writing journey as a six year old. She reads everything around us. She has read over my shoulder as I’ve been writing. My words are not just for me.

Maybe you don’t consider yourself a writer or forget that writing is part of our everyday lives in a myriad of ways. Have you used writing to tune in, figure things out, express yourself and connect recently? I know that writing takes the huge balloon in my mind and deflates it as the words flow on to paper or screen. Perspective is gained as I allow myself free reign with words in private and more measured use for public. What will you write today?

Inspired by the Five Minute Friday prompt word: write. It was written by Five Minute Friday guidelines- five minutes of free write without editing. Making this series achievable this week!
This post is part of a series for Write 31 Days called “For Your Encouragement.” I am taking requests from readers on what they want encouragement about and responding to the best of my ability. I would love to hear from you.

You can read the rest of the posts in this series here.