Words Are all We Have

There’s are days I don’t see the point in writing. It’s like banging your head off a brick wall, screaming at the world but nobody is listening. You try, and you try and try some more but you might as well throw in the towel. Writing can be the loneliest, most frustrating of activities. Then I walked into a hotel this morning and found this piece of art staring at me. Was it a sign? I don’t know. But it gave me a glimmer of hope to persevere.

Published by Fractured Faith Blog

We are Stephen and Fionnuala and this is our story. We live in Northern Ireland, have been married for 17 years and have three kids - Adam, Hannah and Rebecca. We hope that our story will inspire and encourage others. We have walked a rocky road yet here we are today, together and stronger than ever. We are far from perfect and our faith has been battered and bruised. But an untested faith is a pointless faith. Just as a fractured faith is better than none at all. We hope you enjoy the blog.

52 thoughts on “Words Are all We Have

  1. What does the guy from Quantum Leap have to do with it anyway? O_o

    kidding, kidding! 😀 😀 We can all relate to the struggles though.. Change one mind or make one person’s day better and have changed the world though. You never know how that may snowball unseen by you. Ripples in the pond and all.

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  2. True.Hurtful words can cut deeper than swords.so one should choose words wisely that pleases others hearts instead of causing pain
    Happy that u saw the piece of art coz I wouldn’t want u to throw in the towel and miss your posts.

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  3. Some days putting words together becomes a hard thing to do. Sometimes the fear becomes that others will not get to see the words the way you did, they don’t feel the intensity of the words as it weighs your own heart.
    Really delicate

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  4. Don’t throw in the towel! Just keep writing and share your voice with the rest of us who are struggling to get through this thing called life. Your words have power. My poetry is how I put life into perspective; some days are sad, some days are humorous, some days I surprise myself because I just cannot put into words what I want to say, but then some days it flows perfectly. It’s just unpredictable-but, tomorrow is another day to try again. Please don’t stop trying. Your words are needed.

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  5. Just from my own experiences over the years dealing with writer’s block, I’ve found (for me) that the quality of my work suffers greatly if it is forced. It’s often times a symptom of my life becoming out of balance, reminding me that there’s a life beyond putting words on paper. Looking back on it, my absolute best topics and streams of unconscious thought that comes naturally has happened after a much-needed vacation. The stories just seem to write themselves.

    For it is through living life that we’re given the ability to share our thoughts, ideas, events, and experiences that others can better appreciate and relate to. When I look back on all of the really good books, articles, blog posts, etc. that I’ve read, they’ve all had one thing in common: reading them caused me to lose track of time.

    Keep up the great work!

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  6. Persevere! Writing can be very frustrating when we think no one is listening. We really never know who is paying attention to what we write. So we must continue on, in spite of the silence at times. Yes Stephen, I do believe you were given a sign. Keep up your good work because many are reading your words.

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  7. Thanks for the like. And pictures, don’t forget pictures. words AND pictures. When one doesn’t work try the other. Also get over the nobody-is-listening excuse to stop. Yes, nobody ELSE is liking or commenting on your work because they are too busy with their own lives. That’s a fact not an excuse. If someone comments enjoy that small pleasure, but don’t despair when they don’t. Be your own audience. Talk to yourself, if no one else will. Just don’t do it on the bus, OK?

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  8. If I were you, I’d take it as a sign. A writer can’t be considered as writer if he/she doesn’t write. Being a writer means you do a lifetime’s work. Because there’s no retired writer. But, if you feel exhausted, you can take your time to rest and relax.

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  9. If you’re supposed to Be something or Do something, the Universe will always send you affirmations. This is certainly one. It’s humbling, is it not, to be the focus of an extraordinary energy even for a second? It makes me so proud and happy that you pay attention to them though. Not many do and keep looking in all the wrong places. Thank you for the share. We walk a parallel path my friend. Mind how you Go ^_^

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