Playing the “what if” game is one of the things I love most about being a writer. I believe it’s one of the most powerful tools in our toolbox. Reading newspapers and magazine articles and asking “what if” can spark a host of story ideas. People watching and asking “what if” is a way I develop my character’s personalities and how they might react to a situation.
When I play the “what if” game with my life, I can clearly see the ways in which God has poured His blessing over me. How He turned difficult storms in my life into moments of thanksgiving. I can rest knowing He is my vindicator.
What if I hadn’t been diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease in my early twenties?
I wouldn’t have learned at a young age to appreciate each day that I’m able to get out of bed and go to work.
What if I hadn’t ruptured a disc in my back years ago, while I was still single?
I wouldn’t have enjoyed the special time spent with my newly retired father, who cared for me.
What if I hadn’t changed my mind about going out with a friend some nineteen plus years ago?
I wouldn’t have been blessed to meet the most wonderful and loving man I know.
What if I hadn’t suddenly lost my job in the middle of a recession?
I wouldn’t have been placed in a new job with far greater benefits and security.
What if I hadn’t had received that last minute nudge by God to enter a contest sponsored by Harlequin?
I wouldn’t have my first book releasing next year. I also wouldn’t be here, blessed to be writing for this blog, and meeting so many wonderful readers and writers.
Do you enjoy playing the “what if” game?
**I’m at the day job today, so I’ll be around later to chat.”