My day begins with joy in my soul. I wake, and before my feet hit the floor, I thank God for His blessings. Next, I open the front door and say, “Good Morning Lord. Thank You for this glorious day.” Then, I walk to the back door and do the same thing.
When I am not sitting at my writing desk working on another story or blog post, there are many other activities happening. Volunteering in church and community is a vital part of showing God’s love to others.
My husband and I volunteer at a shelter in a local community. We help prepare and serve a nutritious lunch. People are filled with unique life stories, and we enjoy sharing a conversation with each person.
We also volunteer with a group called Hands of Christ. This group provides new socks, underwear, pants, shirts and books for children. Each child is given the opportunity to pick out their own items. This gives the child a sense of responsibility and allows them to feel special.
Local vendor events are a fun and great way to promote my writing. I have participated in several events, and more are scheduled.
Walking on the local beach is relaxing and refreshing. Many story ideas come while viewing the wonders of the ocean. Seagulls, the ocean breeze, sand, sea creatures, and dolphins create a beautiful atmosphere. Good exercise, too.
My very favorite activity when I am not writing is sharing time with family. My husband and I moved from Virginia to South Carolina to be near son, daughter-in-law, and first grandbaby. The grandbaby is now 19 months old and full of love and laughter. Playing with him brings many giggles and tons of joy.
Each one of these experiences creates new ideas for stories. You never know when something that happens to me will show up in a blog post or story. Our family motto is “It’s Always A Story With The Hendersons.”
Melissa Henderson and her husband Alan live in coastal South Carolina. She was taught the love of reading and writing at an early age by her parents. Melissa continues to write Christian stories and also, enjoys writing her blog.