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Just Grateful for My Fellow Hubbers & The Process of Writing

Updated on January 22, 2012

I am writing this hub to share my gratitude to my fellow hubbers and hub pages. I have not been on hub pages for very long, but I feel as if it is part of me. The community, the caring, the great on-line relationships, the fantastic support. Do any of you feel like I do, like hub pages has breathed life into you? I feel grateful that this opportunity exists here for me.

I have always loved to write, but after many crisis' in life which is just part of the design,it was hard for me to just sit down and write. There was a part of me, that creative part, that had been stagnant for too long. I see now, that no matter what is happening in my life. I need to write as it is my healing.

You have all made me feel so confident here about my writing and gave me support when I felt that my hub was not good enough. I have learned the do's and don'ts of hub pages, of which I learned from all of you. You have enlightened me in many ways here.

A friend of mine yesterday shared a story with me about the value of writing and how we need to keep our creative juices flowing to survive. Her friend is a young woman around 43 with two kids and a husband. She came to my buddy telling her that the only reason she was not going to take her life, which she felt was useless, was because she is so stubborn.

My friend told her about the power of writing and how healing it would be for her. Now, this woman just laughed and said something to the effect of " Ya, right, like writing could save my life."

Well, my buddy knew she needed a solid plan, so her friend could see through the blackness and the pain that was telling her to take her life. She had been reading a book that she could not put down called, " The Artists Way." I am sure many of you know the book. It's not only a great read, but has you participating in writing activities to inspire healing.

The link is http://www.theartistsway.com/. I am no expert on this book, believe me, since I have only looked at it bits at a time online. My point is, that writing is an incredible experience, a process that opens up our energy in ways we cannot fathom.

I know your all wondering what happened to my buddies friend. She said this book, the process of writing ,has cleared her head again and she has hope. Yes, you heard me right fellow writers. She is so happy again and her family has witnessed the light back in her eyes, the excitement of life, the product of the creative process.

I guess I just wanted you all know, that I am grateful too. I have a different perception of my life now that I am writing everyday. Yes, my kids wish I wasn't writing everyday, but I know it role models to them that mom has her own passions too. Writing has been so healing for me and speaking as a psychotherapist in trade, I can say, yes, there are many forms of healing, not just counseling and talk therapy. Ha.

I hope my hub has you feeling grateful too for this gift, the alchemist process that writing is. I hope you have a great day and feel the gratitude that comes from writing.

© Laura Rogers Arne

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    • Healing Touch profile imageAUTHOR

      Laura Arne 

      8 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      Iggy,

      Thanks for coming to my hub. I appreciate it.

      Healing touch

    • Iggy Sarducci profile image

      Iggy Sarducci 

      8 years ago from Wherever I am now

      Thanks, Healing Touch. You're a good reminder to be grateful. ;)

    • Healing Touch profile imageAUTHOR

      Laura Arne 

      8 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      Iggy,

      Thanks for stopping by. Looking forward to being your follower.

      Healing touch

    • Iggy Sarducci profile image

      Iggy Sarducci 

      8 years ago from Wherever I am now

    • Iggy Sarducci profile image

      Iggy Sarducci 

      8 years ago from Wherever I am now

      What a nice article.

    • Healing Touch profile imageAUTHOR

      Laura Arne 

      8 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      Agvulpes,

      Thanks for reading this hub and great to see you on RG too. I am glad you can bookmark the artists way. Have fun artist friend.

      Healing touch

    • Healing Touch profile imageAUTHOR

      Laura Arne 

      8 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      dallas, Thanks and I so agree. What you give comes back.

      Healing touch

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      Dallas W Thompson 

      8 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

      Great attitude! Most of the time, "What goes around, comes around. You receive what you give... Thanks for sharing.

    • Healing Touch profile imageAUTHOR

      Laura Arne 

      8 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      Hi Putz Ballard,

      Thanks so much for following. I have also met so many gifted hubbers such as yourself.

      Healing touch

    • Putz Ballard profile image

      Putz Ballard 

      8 years ago

      Thanks for adding me as a fan, I also love writing hubs and have met lots of gifted writers such as you. Looking forward to more.

    • Healing Touch profile imageAUTHOR

      Laura Arne 

      8 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      Suny,

      Everything you touch in writing is sunny. You make me smile. Thanks.

      Healing touch

    • Healing Touch profile imageAUTHOR

      Laura Arne 

      8 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      Epigramman,

      Thanks for that truly humbling comment on my hub.

      Healing touch

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      suny 

      8 years ago

      Hi healing Touch

      Such a sweet and touching way to show your gratitude to your friends and hubpages.I know you shall write many more useful articles for your friends here and wherever they are.My best wishes

    • epigramman profile image

      epigramman 

      8 years ago

      ....and when you offer people your heart, your mind and your joy of writing then it becomes a gift for everyone to share - and that gift which is truly unique to you!!!!

    • Healing Touch profile imageAUTHOR

      Laura Arne 

      8 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      M Selvey,

      I am glad to follow you. Thanks for stopping by.

      Healing touch

    • M Selvey, MSc profile image

      M Selvey, MSc 

      8 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thank you so much for introducing yourself to me by becoming a follower - otherwise I might have missed this and your other wonderful hubs!

    • agvulpes profile image

      Peter 

      8 years ago from Australia

      Healing Touch what a lovely Hub and Yes I agree that HubPages means a lot to me as well!

      I will bookmark this and look into "The Artist's Way"

    • Healing Touch profile imageAUTHOR

      Laura Arne 

      8 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      Thanks so much. I love this community. So tight.

      Thanks for stopping by to read.

      Healing touch

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      Linda Rogers 

      8 years ago from Minnesota

      HT-What can I say-You took the words right out of my mouth. I can't believe I was ever without this community of writers and thinkers. Excellent hub! Rated up and awesome and useful.

    • Healing Touch profile imageAUTHOR

      Laura Arne 

      8 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      Prasetio,

      I know hub pages is such a gift from God. Your so great. Thanks for who you are.

      Healing touch

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      prasetio30 

      8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Never give up my friend. I know your passion in writing. You are absolutely right and give good reason why you like writing. This is a big gift for you. I have to grateful to my Lord because by this site (Hubpages)I meet you here. Thanks for share your thought about this. I support you from the back. Thank you very much. Vote this up, as always. Take care!

      Prasetio

    • Healing Touch profile imageAUTHOR

      Laura Arne 

      8 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      billyaustindillon,

      Thanks so much. Your right, the joy of writing is enough. I know we hubbers all love to write.

      Thanks for stopping by

      Healing touch

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      billyaustindillon 

      8 years ago

      Healing rant your hub is filled with your joy of writing and the healing properties of writing. You don't have to be the best writer, or even a good writer for the positive affects to flow. The important thing is what writing means to the individual.

    • Healing Touch profile imageAUTHOR

      Laura Arne 

      8 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      BobbiRant,

      Are your books published? What are the names of them. Thanks for the inspiration. I am glad you stopped by.

      Healing touch

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      BobbiRant 

      8 years ago from New York

      Great hub. Writing has been my passion and not until recently was I able to finish two books. I agree.

    • Healing Touch profile imageAUTHOR

      Laura Arne 

      8 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      Jill of Trades,

      I am so glad to hear that the artists ways is helpful. Like I said, I have not read it. I know writing makes your heart sing too, I feel it when I read your hubs.

      Healing touch

    • Healing Touch profile imageAUTHOR

      Laura Arne 

      8 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      Micky Dee,

      Thanks. That means a lot to me. Cant wait to see what you do next.

      Healing touch

    • jill of alltrades profile image

      jill of alltrades 

      8 years ago from Philippines

      What a beautiful hub!

      Writing is one of the things that makes my heart sing. That's why I love writing too. I also used "The Artist's Way" when I felt I was not making any headway with my creative work. It helped me a lot.

      Thanks for sharing Healing Touch!

      God bless!

    • Micky Dee profile image

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      You are born and drawn to do it! God bless!

    • Healing Touch profile imageAUTHOR

      Laura Arne 

      8 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      Thanks Breakfastpop,

      Thanks for stoppin by. I am so glad you feel the same.

      Healing touch

    • breakfastpop profile image

      breakfastpop 

      8 years ago

      What a wonderful expression of your love of writing and what it has added to your life. I feel exactly the same way. I love hubpages and am extremely happy and grateful for all the wonderful friends I have made.

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