Cherished Cheerleaders

Keep away from small people who belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” Mark Twain

A short, snippy story:

Playwright George Bernard Shaw once wrote this note to Churchill:

“Dear Mr. Churchill,

“Enclosed are two tickets to my new play, which opens Thursday night. Please come and bring a friend if you have one.”

Churchill, not to be outdone, sent the following reply:

“Dear Mr. Shaw,

“I am sorry, I have a previous engagement and cannot attend your opening. However, I will come to the second performance, if there is one.”

Spirited sniping, indeed! All in good fun, I suppose, but Mark Twain’s warning reminds us of a greater truth: It’s best to steer clear of people who make us feel small and flawed.

Three cheers for the cheerleaders in our lives! The people who believe in us and help us keep believing in ourselves, no matter what roadblocks we crash into on the way to achieving our goals.

When I think of all my wonderful friends—many of them my cherished KWD readers!—who helped and heartened me on the road to bring my play Dust of Egypt to the stage, I feel so very grateful and blessed. Without them to cheer me on and support me and give me helpful ideas, I don’t know if I ever would have found the gas to keep going over the past few months.

So, thank you one and all! My friends and family are my fuel—they help keep me strong and focused, hopeful and motivated. I’m sure the same is true for you. We writers and creatives need nourishment.

Let’s steer clear of the snipers and bring on the cheerleaders as we all write on!

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About karinwritesdangerously

I am a writer and this is a motivational blog designed to help both writers and aspiring writers to push to the next level. Key themes are peak performance, passion, overcoming writing roadblocks, juicing up your creativity, and the joys of writing.
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