And that’s as far as I got taking pictures the other night before the director in me took over and tried to scribble notes faster than ghosts fly on Christmas Eve.
But this is how I’ve been embracing my creative these past few weeks. Instead of writing my own life, I’ve been endeavoring to bring fiction to life in such a way that it makes people want to embrace their neighbor and be a blessing.
Then this morning we read our daily advent devotion with Ann Voskamp’s The Greatest Gift, and these words leapt off the page to me:
You will be experienced as a blessing–
to the extent you have first experienced yourself as blessed.
That’s just it. So often I don’t see myself as blessed and then I go out and try to bless others with a heart that is empty. But when I am loved–when I am acknowledged and shown compassion–how much greater is my capacity to share that with others.
Over and over, I have been helped by others in the past few weeks. People I barely know and people I love dearly have given of their time, talent, and efforts to help me see this commitment through. Which means the end result is not only spectacular….
it is a blessing. To me. To you.
A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley by Israel Horovitz runs Dec. 6-8 and 12-15 at the Habersham Community Theater if you’d like to join us.