Moody Blues - Letting the Creativity Flow

Confession: some of my best creative writing comes when I am feeling blue. This is the time when I write allegories with ease. It just flows.

I realize there are some serious mood disorders and I am not minimizing this. Yet, our strengths can be our weaknesses if we choose to see it that way. Whether you have the normal sad days we all have from time to time (hormones ladies?), or you have a more serious condition, think about how you can use it to express yourself. Life isn’t perfect. Behind every cloudy day the sun is still shining! And the satisfaction I’ve experienced through allowing the richness of my deep feelings and thoughts to be written has often made me think, “Wow. I wrote that?”

Haven’t we seen some amazing people who have overcome physical disabilities? So inspiring! It’s all in how you view your struggle, weakness, or disability and how you will overcome it through making it a strength and using it to your advantage.

It is incredible to read about people who have overcome their weaknesses or disabilities and the contributions they've made to the world.  Helen Keller, Stevie Wonder, Monet ... and depressed writers include authors such as Hans Christian Anderson, Charles Dickens, and John Keats. You have something wonderful inside of you to share with the world, too. 

What is the silver lining on your cloud? 


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Shirley Corder said...

Thanks for this post, Kathleen. My silver lining is I received an official all clear on the cancer front yesterday! I'm officially a 15 year survivor. Woohoo! (15 years and 17 days but who's counting?)
My book, Strength Renewed, Meditations for Your Journey through Breast Cancer, was released last month. A true silver lining to a very dark 15-year-old cloud.

Magdalena Ball said...

Great news Shirley. So pleased to hear it.

Magdalena Ball said...

This is very true Kathleen. Everything is fodder to a writer, including our struggles.

Kathleen Moulton said...

Shirley, wonderful news! So happy for you. And thank-you for sharing your "silver lining". I will post your book on my website for recommended reading.

Magdalena, thanks for your reply. The struggles make us go deeper within ourselves to find answers and at the same time we find treasures.

Mary Jo Guglielmo said...

Shirley what wonderful news. I

Kathleen- great post, I have written things I've really loved when I was struggling or sad.

Karen Cioffi said...

Kathleen, your post is so true. We each have things we're dealing with and it's important to find the silver lining, even if it's a slither. And, all emotions have the potential to become part of our writing.

Karen Cioffi said...


That's such great news! Congratulations!!!

D. Jean Quarles said...

So very true. I've noticed that with my writing as well.

Kathleen Moulton said...

Thank-you, ladies, for your comments.

Karen, I hope all goes well with your struggles re: Hurricane Sandy and the damage you have.

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