Recently, I shared conversation with an individual who referred to what we writers do as a hobby. This thinking is very much reflective of how numerous individuals view the ARTS (Actors, Writers, Authors, and Creators of Music…etc) as indulging in a hobby or not living up to our fullest potential.

My belief is that we are all here on assignment and GOD has blessed each and every one of us with various gifts and talents. There is an assignment you were sent here to share with the world on some level. Being the imperfect humans that we are, we place a value on each assignment.

Some assignments may produce enormous wealth yet no tangible wealth is attached to the assignment of others. However, they share equal value because the assignment comes from our creator. I often share how as a 7th grader, I came to understand that regardless of my many life accomplishments; my assignment from GOD was to bring about enlightenment with my written words.

Reflect on this, if writers and authors put down their pens and turned off their lap tops how would our world be impacted? How would your life be directly impacted? Without doubt you could forget about watching your favorite television shows, going to the movies, reading books, magazines and newspapers. And let’s not forget about purchasing and downloading music. Also, time spent at the theater and your local art galleries would cease to exist. Yes, so much of what we authors and writers do impact your life in ways you may take for granted.

Invest time in connecting with your own assignment. And when you make that connection you will come to understand that true power and wealth is measured in something more profound than dollars and cents. It’s housed in each and every step traveled in your journey.

With that said, I take nothing for granted especially the support extended to me from my readers. You have been so good to me; a beautiful blessing. You inspire me to give to you nothing less than my very best.

From the bottom of my heart I extend to you my deepest appreciation,

Mary E. Gilder