This past week I received my birthday/Christmas gift, a wonderful and much loved iPad. Since receiving it I've wasted hours playing with it, adding apps to help write or anything else I plan to use it for. Actually I'm writing this blog on it. But with all these modern tools to help us keep in touch, make us more productive and improving our lives, I wonder whether we need it all or any. Ancient man used pigment and cave walls to tell his story. William Shakespeare wrote The Taming of the Shrew with a quill, ink and paper. But I wager if good ole Will was alive now he'd be sitting in Starbucks tapping away or wasting time on twitter or Facebook. But I'm sure Hamlet would have been rolling around his head.
The mind that's the most important tool. And I hope all of you and myself included start treating ourselves better. Shut up that inner critic with its negative jabber, believe in your talent, stretch the imagination and learn something new.
With the whirl of the holiday season upon us, I want all of you to gift yourselves with something of your chosing so you can come up with the next great story however you put it down. I'd love to read it. Happy holidays! May it be filled with love!