Y is for You!

YThis post by Gayle M. Irwin

We’re coming upon the final days of the A to Z blog challenge. Today the letter  is “Y.”

There’s yum, there’s yip, there’s yap, there’s even yucca, as mentioned in my post yesterday on Xeriscape. And, then there’s YOU!

pointing fingerSo, this post is about YOU! The unique, wonderful, specially-designed and gifted YOU! You as writer, you as human, you as mom, dad, brother, sister, son, daughter, friend … There is no one else like YOU, even though someone may have the same hair and eye color, maybe similar facial features or body build, but you are you – with your personality, likes and dislikes, passions, hobbies, talents and abilities.

I could go into the scientific aspect of what makes an individual an individual, but I’m not going to do that (no time!), but here’s a link to an article about just that: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/03/100318141536.htm.

Here’s another link to an article/post about being unique: http://listdose.com/10-things-that-make-you-unique/

From movies to music, we learn that in romance someone may one day say to us, “It had to be you!” Romance is nice, and I love hearing my husband say, “You’re the only one for me.” Although I won’t say that to you exactly, let me do say to you, my friends: “You are gifted, talented and special!” And, for this particular blog and for the particular computer_pointwriting project niggling at fingers to ink or type, whether poem, short story, novel, or screen play, YOU are the one who needs to write it! IT HAD TO BE YOU – IT HAS TO BE YOU! So, pen those words that are stirring in your heart! Get on that computer and let the muse flow from your brain!

Only YOU can write the words that someone is wanting to read. Y is for YOU!

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Gayle M. Irwin is writer, author and speaker. She is the author of several inspiring dog books for children and adults, including Sage’s Big Adventure, Walking in Trust: Lessons Learned with My Blind Dog, and two dog devotion books: Devotions for Dog Lovers: Paws-ing for Time with God and Devotions for Dog Lovers 2: Sage Advice. She is also a contributing writer to five editions of Chicken Soup for the Soul. She’s also authored a guidebook for owners of blind dogs, available on Kindle. Visit her website at www.gaylemirwin.com.


10 thoughts on “Y is for You!

  1. Very good idea. Thanks for the reminder and remember it yourself. That is what makes this such a wonderful world. Thanks Gayle. Doris


  2. YOU are entirely right! Great post and reminder and use of “y”. As I heard once, God made everyone a 10, (on a scale of 1-10 for great) and we do our own subtracting. So you are right that you are the one who is unique, specifically gifted for your task and your message. And no one saying you are not “you-neek” or all You should be has any power to diminish YOU!


  3. You have to write for you? Or for the enjoyment your words bring to others who read them? I do believe that perhaps both apply. I do enjoy putting to words ideas locked in my head. And I admittedly get a kick out of someone commenting on something I wrote; for example, a news article or feature I wrote back when a newspaper reporter.


  4. Thanks, everyone, for your comments. When I realized Y might be a forgotten letter, I yanked a few thoughts from my brain and hoped some would find it inspiring. We are all unique, special individuals who have stories to tell and life to share. I’m honored to be among so many wonderful individuals!


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