Writing Helps

Writing is probably one of the most amazing tools that we have. I was reminded of this last month.

I was at a really low place in my life. I was feeling depressed and miserable. I couldn’t figure a way out of my bad mood. It seemed like I was stuck.

But then Thanksgiving came around. (To all my American readers, I hope you have a great Thanksgiving holiday today. In Canada, we celebrate ours in October.) I wanted to write a post about all the things that I was thankful for but I wasn’t inspired to do so.

I went back and read my Thanksgiving post from last year and I realized that I was happy back then. I then had an epiphany. I realized that I was focusing on my heartbreak and all the things I thought I had lost. When the truth is, I hadn’t really lost anything. Sure, things hadn’t turned out the way that I had wanted them to, but while we were together I was really happy. I was reminded of the saying that it is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all. And I finally got it.

I wrote a thankful post and immediately felt better. It was amazing how much my writing helped me. If I hadn’t of written that post last year, if I hadn’t been able to look back at it, and if I hadn’t been inspired to write a new one, I’m not sure how long I would’ve stayed in that blah mood.

Writing helps me to figure things out. I like being able to look back at what I have written to see what I was thinking and feeling at the time. I never knew that writing could actually break me out of a really low spot in my life. That was amazing.

That is why I am thankful for writing. I love having this blog and I still write in a journal because I truly believe that writing helps. I hope you do too.

Happy Thanksgiving!

2 responses to “Writing Helps”

  1. Hi Walter,

    It's almost like writing or talking are part of the thinking process itself. This process not only allows us to express ourselves but also helps us to figure things out. We can talk through or write through our feelings or any problems we may be having. That is why writing is so amazing.

    Thanks for your comment