stand up and live

“How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.”

-Henry David Thoreau

I love this quote because writing comes from life.  Life, with its ups and downs, challenges and sorrows, is what makes our writing interesting.  It’s getting out there and experiencing life that makes us interesting!

One of my favorite commercials is of a woman who is commenting that it is sad that her parents only have a couple of friends on Facebook.  The whole commercial shows her on Facebook looking at pictures of tiny puppies, etc. while her parents are off having fun with friends out in the “real world”.

It’s so easy in today to know everything yet experience nothing!

Fight the urge, even during these cold, dark winter months, to rest in a virtual world.

Get out there and live!

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