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All day I thought about what to write. Being committed to coming up with a subject starting with a new letter of the alphabet every day for a month (with Sundays off) seems rather intimidating.
Cats would be an obvious theme for me since I write the Psycho Cat and the Landlady Mystery series, but I don’t have A-Z knowledge about cats, and I know not all my readers are interested in cat facts. Do I have anything to write about every day? Everything was up for consideration—April Fools, art, architecture, apples (ha, a children’s alphabet book.) Finally, I decided to write about you.
Gosh, my retirement blog is already about people and their choices. Heavens, the “All about you” theme can provide good stories and include everyone. I like the letter “I” because I could use it in every sentence I write, but this project should be about other people. (Just think how many times you use the word I in a day. Keep that in mind because I’ll ask you to share your “I” stories.)
Let’s see how many times “you” appears in the remainder of this post. Most of you probably realized that writing about you is the plan—the title was the first hint. Now, start thinking about how your comment can tell us about you.
Oh, it doesn’t have to be a long commentary about your life. Perhaps you will tell about your hobby or favorite activity. Quite a few of you like to read—what great books have you read? Recently, my sister and a health professional discussed their passion, quilting, in the hospital room where my mother was recuperating from pneumonia. Such an interesting conversation—even for my mom and for the rest of us who know nothing about the craft.
To have something in your life that you love to do is precious. Unless you sit in a chair all day and do nothing (no, even if you do that), please let us know. Virtually everyone has a passion. Why don’t you share yours? Xylophone playing isn’t a common pastime, but it may be yours. You may think your favorite activity would be boring to share, or maybe you work all day and take care of home in the evenings and think your life is dull, or perhaps TV shows, movies, or video games relax you and keep you entertained—take a few seconds to let us know by writing a couple of sentences in the comments section below.
Zone in on your faves; maybe you have lots of them (tennis, golf, racquetball, pickle ball, Ping-Pong, Royals games, tennis opens) Zax, my baby grandson, loves to pull himself up to stand by the furniture—trouble!