Monday, July 09, 2012

How Do You Hope to Help People?

This is Ernest Hemingway's kitchen.



I took this photo when I was there touring the house in Key West a few months ago. Next to his writing studio, it's my favorite room in the house.



It sort of reminded me of my grandmother's kitchen. The appliances and cabinets looked like the ones she had back in the day. With all the amazing things at Hemingway's estate, from the beautiful pool to the gardens, one might wonder why I was in love with the kitchen.

Well, it just looks so normal. 

Because of that normalcy, I could picture myself in it.

I could imagine writing a book and taking a break to come down to this quaint little kitchen to make a sandwich. 

Do you visualize your dream like I do mine?

What about taking it another step from visualizing to realizing?


Hemingway was just a man.  He put his pants on one leg at a time, just like I do.

Well, I wear dresses most of the time, but you know...

At some point he just had to get to work doing what he was destined to do. Despite his humanness and imperfection, he just had to do it.

I've been really busy getting the final touches on one of my books accomplished. Writing is the main way I hope to help people. This is not only what God has asked me to do - it's the greatest dream of my heart. So I keep doing it for hours and hours and occasionally come up for air to go to the kitchen for a sandwich and coffee.

The plan right now is to release this current project on Amazon Kindle in August. I work on some aspect of it every day in between all my other roles and responsibilities. 

It will be worth it.
 
I hope somebody stands in my kitchen one day and is inspired to do something besides make a sandwich.

How do you hope to help people?
 

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