A Thoughtful Gift

I have been married for over 20 years, and this Christmas my husband gave me the most thoughtful gift: Two books with the sole purpose of inspiring a writer.

This was the biggest affirmation of who I am. He hasn’t really shown much encouragement about my writing before, and does not understand my drive to create and how it feels like a calling, not just something I do. What this gift said was, “I SEE you, and I love you.”

One of the books was “inspiration and motivation for Writers” by Chloe Henderson. It is a book of amazing quotes by authors as well as affirmations I can tell myself. I used one of the quotes in my blog in a post called, Sunday Quote: Secret to Success.

Even though the ‘holiday season’ is over, we can continue to pour forth our own personal gifts. I ask this: if you know someone who struggles with doubt, show them support. It may be simply asking about their hobby/dream/avocation/etc. It may be purchasing something they created. I may be finding a small token that says “I SEE you.”

I strive to be my authentic self in all situations. As we tread on into the new year, try to actually SEE people as they are. Each individual is a pure expression of love if we only try to see.

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Shawn M. Davis View All →

Writer, mom, wife, friend. Even though I've been sober since 1988, I still love the Grateful Dead. I like to play pretend and dress-up with the Society for Creative Anachronism. I'm over 50-years-old and can spend hours playing Assassin's Creed on the Xbox.

My husband says that I "always have to have a cause." I value honesty, fairness, and justice. I believe that equity is worth standing up for. And I love horses.

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  1. Thank you for sharing your thoughtful gift with us. Isn’t the always the smallest of jester that can impact how we view ourselves. Continue to write and inspire!! Your post inspired me today!! thank you and happy new year!!

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