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“I am only one, but I am one.  I cannot do everything, but I can do something.  And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.” – Edward Everett Hale

There are days when I doubt my ability to write and there are days when the writing well goes dry.  It is easy to compare myself with others.  How many followers do I have versus them? How many comments do I receive versus them? If I play into it, I can start doubting my purpose for writing and sharing my stories.

But then, someone sends me words of encouragement just at the right time; thanking me for writing and expressing words that she cannot. 

The writer at Grit and Glory posed the following question: Besides Jesus, who could you say this to?  “I am because you are.”  To expand upon it further, your sense of being is determined by the relationship you have with other people.

I am a writer because I help people heal, and I will not let doubt interfere in what I feel compelled to say or express.  It took the words of a dear friend to help me get this revelation in my heart. 

If I posed the question to you, what would you have to say? I am because…

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