Writing is Bucketfilling

Today I woke up and was anxious to get on Two Writing Teachers and read some posts. I have grown to love this writing community. I know I have stated this before, but reading reflections, stories, and lessons from fellow writers has rejuvenated me.

As I was thinking this morning of how I used this SOLC, I realized that many times I wrote posts that captured specialness. Many times I wrote about cute things kids said or conversations with my kids. Many times I played with my words and created a text that surprised me.

When I would read an uplifting or humorous post, I would send the link to someone. I was bucketfilling through writing. Yesterday, I sent my principal the link to my SOL on  March 30. In the email subject line, I wrote, “Funny”. I knew she needed a laugh, and she did.  She loved it!

For those of you that don’t know me, I laugh boisterously. I love to laugh. Teachers and students alike can identify me by my laugh. They will hear it in the hallways and say, “Oh there’s Mrs. G.” So when I would read a funny post, the computer teacher across the hall would look at me and smile. I’d immediately link the post I was reading and say, “You got to read this.” I would start my assistant’s planning day with reading a post. The laughter was good for us. It’s great medicine.

Those are my thoughts for today. I know I don’t have to slice today. I want to. “Habit is persistence in practice.”


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5 Responses to Writing is Bucketfilling

  1. Ruth says:

    MHG —
    Writing is bucketfilling and you stretched my thinking on all the ways to use writing to touch other people’s lives. And your laugh — one of your greatest qualities — I think boisterous may be an understatement. 🙂 For those who don’t know Mary Helen, you’ve probably heard her laugh before. It is the sound when you say, “Was that thunder in the distance?” Nope, that’s Mary Helen’s laugh. 🙂
    Thanks for writing, friend.
    Ruth

  2. ng/Nora says:

    I am so glad you are still slicing! I loved reading about your kids. You have such a natural way when you write. Thank you also for your comments.

  3. Donna Smith says:

    Hello, fellow lover of laughter!
    I have a saying similar to yours…I don’t HAVE to (fill in the blank), I GET to (fill in the blank)! And, as with you, that is how I feel about writing!

  4. Diana Martin says:

    Your posts are the frequent cause of belly-laughs and snorts as I sit at my computer. Laughing is good. Looking forward to some funny baseball escapades! It is finally starting to get warm here. Can’t wait!

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