As writers, we take risks. We summon the courage to tell the truth. We face the painful places in our lives, knowing they are a source of power for every story we have to tell.
So who's to thank us for doing all this?
Not long ago I wrote myself a thank-you note, thanking myself for a number of things including: doing the work I love, facing uncomfortable experiences, being brave, caring for myself, lighting candles, going for walks, listening to the still small voice within, and learning to say, "I can," rather than "I can't."
It was good to be thanked.
Write yourself a thank-you note.