A blank slate.

A blank slate.

Every morning when you and I wake that’s what lies before us. A blank page waiting to be written. The story and characters, plot and to be continued’s are constantly changing.

There are some days we take that pen, pencil, typewriter, keyboard… whatever figurative apparatus floats our boat and we write one hell of a page, sometimes that page isn’t enough and it continues and turns into a novella or hell a full blown best seller.

There are often times days and days and chapters that we wish we could tear out and burn, if only we could erase and rewrite them, take back the ink that’s been set to the page.

Funny thing about these tiny little life pages, they are what they are. Some of us will strive everyday to fill every line with the deepest meaning, making the most of every sentence. Some of us will take our pages a little less end all be all. We’ll take days off and have some pretty dang boring story lines in there, yet all in all we’ll still have a dang good book full of love and life at the end of the road. Then there will be some of us writing very sad stories, pages where loved ones or even ourselves are hurt both emotionally and physically, pages filled with grief and pain, pages we won’t want to look at and read later due to their unpleasantness.

Each of these pages, no matter what is written on them contains power. Be it lessons in perseverance, love, loss, pain, graciousness, humility, or a million other things, they all have power. We can learn from them, use them to change our future pages, help others write what is truly in their hearts. We have to remember that while we may be responsible for what gets written we aren’t the sole person reading our story. Every day, every page will influence another’s.

So when you wake up in the morning, what will you be writing on your page. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity that comes each and every day.

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Rachel Baldwin

Rachel Baldwin

Hi. I'm Rachel. I grew up in the Tri-Cities. Been here most of my life, tried to leave for a few years claiming Eugene, OR as a temporary stopping point, but inevitably came back. Something always seems to bring people back here! Go ahead, try it yourself someday, it's uncanny.I'm a backyard chicken farmer, supporter of keeping it local, allergic to gluten, mother to a shining star and wife to a nerd.

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  • Doug Waltman

    Thank you for the perspective. That sounds like a great way to start new days.

  • Suzy Garza Higley

    That was a great post! ‘Every page will influence another’s’…I loved that!