Rebekah Honeycutt

Light and Love be with you!

Words and Inspiration

  I have recently become obsessed with an incredible poem. It is one of those poems that activate a toggle that  lives frozen inside your soul. When something touches the switch, it creates this fire, this passion, this rage, that burns and captivates your soul. It causes your mind to reel, your energy to increase. It makes you believe in something. When I read or hear something that entices my every cell, I have to share it with others.

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night by Dylan Thomas

 

I first stumbled upon it by way of a book, Marked by Ally Condie, which is such an inspiring and well written novel. When I read it the first time, I skimmed through the first few sentences. I then stopped and re-read it probably ten more times before continuing with the book. The words are graceful, eloquent, and full of thought provocation.

Then I was speaking with a friend who told me a story about his favorite poem. I was surprised to find that it was the same poem I had recently read for the first time. His father would read this poem to him, and now he reads it to his children. To watch the passion flicker in his eyes as he told his thoughts and to feel his emotions as our discussion continued was purely amazing. I could see that this poem had activated another’s frozen lever, like a key that was created perfectly for the lock.

Each time I read these words, another situation forms in my thoughts. Something that I should take a stance on, something that I should believe in enough to share: From small things such as biting my tongue when I should speak up, to larger issues such as the education of today’s youth.

This is why I love to write. This is what provides me with the encouragement to move forward when I could stay silent… Inspiration through words.

Have there been any words that have caused you to unfreeze that switch in your soul?

Please, without a doubt, be so kind as to share them with others. Leave a link in the comment section below.

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Thoughts: Differences of Opinion and The Election

I understand that people’s opinions are different. I understand when someone wants to share their opinion. What I don’t understand is when someone decides that their opinion is the only one that is correct.

I am the type of person who loves to hear others thoughts. I love trying to figure out why they think the way they do. I’m always interested to hear how other people live their lives.

I just can’t comprehend the anger and heat that occurs when having a discussion. The topic may be political, religious, or random. I watch other people tighten their posture, pound their fists, and even yell with red tinged eyes. I can see that they may be passionate about the topic, but at the same time, isn’t that a more childish response?

I understand that others may not agree with my ideas/thoughts, and that is perfectly fine. They don’t have to. My thoughts are mine; they are what I have concluded due to my own life path.

I encourage others to share their own ideas, but if I don’t agree, I don’t want to be yelled at or disrespected because of that.

Take for example religion. I was raised in a Southern Baptist home. That life style is all I knew growing up. When I became old enough to make my own decisions, I did just that. I don’t know why or how the world was created, but I’m open to the theories and the research others have done.

I was asked in my sociology class last semester if I believed that all persons that weren’t of the same religion/spiritual belief as I am were bad people/evil/lost souls, etc. Of course, I enjoyed reading other’s responses to the topic. I watched as people would flare up at one other due to their cultural backgrounds.

When I see things like this occurring, I start thinking about what they hope to accomplish from this conversation. Do people really think they can change the opinion of someone else just because they resort to a violent way of conversing? Honestly, it would deter more me from their opinion.

This brings me to the presidency of the United States. (Yep, I’m gonna go there) Why would anyone want to vote for a person who disrespects and judges another? We sit and watch these “debates” and commercials where they pick each other apart and say this person is bad because…. Or don’t vote for this person because… Wouldn’t it be better if they said, “Hey, this is what I support, here is a layout of my goals if I become president. I hope you will vote for me.” Plain, simple, to the point, and you’re not bashing/slandering/Libeling another person. That I would vote for.

This is the reason I don’t vote. I don’t want to promote the disrespect and the dishonor that occurs with every election. Of course, because I don’t vote, my opinion on this doesn’t matter to some. Which is fine, but please don’t get upset with me for not voting. I do understand its importance, but I’d rather not lower my standards on what I expect from a leader.

What types of qualities do you look for in a leader?

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NaNoWriMo 2012

I’m excited to announce that I am participating in the NaNoWriMo this year!

I honestly had never heard of this before, but thanks to another WordPress blogger, Christian Mihiai, I have decided to make my first attempt. (You can find him here: http://cristianmihai.net/) Thanks Christian!

For those of you who do not know, NaNoWriMo is a fun competition for yourself. You have all of the days in November to write a 50,000 word novel!  It’s roughly 1667 words produced/day. Such an amazing goal!

Upon explaining my goal to my son, he stated: “I will support you Mommy, but I’m not sure if you can do it. You have work, and school and me to take care of… but I support you.” (Love his honesty)

Also, with my son’s assistance, I have decided to write book 2 of the SSOMM series, which will be called… wait for it…. wait for it… “Golden Tears”.

So, if you are interested in writing the novel you have dreamed of, here is the website: http://www.nanowrimo.org

I would love to give you positive reinforcements during your journey! The link to me: http://www.nanowrimo.org/en/participants/kyelena2

AND! To all of the NaNoWriMo participants visiting my page: You are amazing! You can do this!!

NaNoWriMo

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Sapphire Eyes

Felt like sharing a fun excerpt:

Calvin handed me a set of keys. I noticed a familiar symbol hanging on the key ring.
It was exactly like the one I had seen earlier. Where was that at? I saw it on…Layla’s neck! Oh! Her necklace!
I reached toward my own neck to find a chain. Looking down I saw I had the same one that Layla had received from The Light. I hadn’t even noticed I had my own!
I looked up to find Calvin smirking at me with laughing eyes.

“Well, where is yours?” I asked slightly irritated.
“I don’t have one. I have a ring.” He held out his left hand, and sure enough, I saw a ring on his index finger.
It reminded me of the High School rings guys buy, large with a round stone fixed in the middle. The citrine-colored gem in the center was outlined with sapphire blue. The words light and love were engraved on either side of the golden band.
“It’s beautiful” I said as I stared at the ring.
He took his hand back and with a cocky grin replied, “I think it’s handsome.”
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