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This Nagging Little Doubt · 9 May 2013

It seems that about once a month or so I wonder, “What I am doing writing every day about health?”


This nagging little doubt reminds me that writing every day about anything is difficult. Even more so when the topic is always in front of us or when it is not the most palatable for people to read. So I wonder why I do it. And I am sure some of my readers do as well.


As a matter of fact, a friend and faithful reader said that he was happy to read my latest Musing. He told me I got back to the whimsical writing he likes to read. He was ecstatic it was not about food or health. (Although, there was a reference to pie.)


I was glad too. I was glad that I had not become too stale and that my friend and faithful reader was tickled when he read my blog.


Unfortunately, his comment made me wonder what I am doing writing this blog about health. His comment helped that nagging little doubt come to the surface again.


Actually, as I look back on some of the writing I have done, I see that I have this nagging little doubt in my mind creep up often. It is not quite a monthly thing, but it does come about on a fairly regular basis.


Fortunately, I can handle this nagging doubt. It is not a debilitating self-doubt that makes me want to quit. It is merely a perspective that writing, or any worthwhile endeavor, is hard work. It is also a reminder that I write because writing is a necessity. Like breathing. It is not just part of my healthy regime. It is part of who I am.


I know I am supposed to be writing. It might not always seem like a gift, but I know it is one of the gifts God has given me to share with others. That realization helps me to keep writing what I once called a silly little blog. Even when that nearly regularly scheduled, nagging little doubt creeps up and asks me, “What are you doing writing about health?”

© 2013 Michael T. Miyoshi

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