Friday, February 5, 2016

Inspiration from a Groundhog by Deborah Lytton - February Theme

When I think of hibernation, the first thing that comes to mind is my friend Susanna Leonard Hill's wonderful book, PUNXSUTAWNEY PHYLLIS

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Phyllis is a little groundhog who is told over and over that she can't follow her dream because she is a girl.  But Phyllis never stops believing in herself. 
 
How many of us limit our dreams because we aren't _______ (you fill in the blank) enough?  Sometimes the voice we hear telling us why our dreams will never come true is from someone we admire or even love.  And sometimes, the voice telling us we can't is the most powerful voice of all--our own.  Hibernating would be the easy way.  Giving up on the manuscript that challenges us and admitting that we aren't ______ enough after all.  But Phyllis didn't give up.  She never let the voices stop her.  Don't let the voices stop you either.  Every time you think you can't write the book in your heart, think of Phyllis and the little groundhog who never gave up on her dream.




5 comments:

  1. # Cheers for girl power...in ALL its forms. Love the post Deborah!

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  2. This post inspired me to go back to a manuscript. Why not? I won't let the voices in my head stop me.

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  3. This post inspired me to go back to a manuscript. Why not? I won't let the voices in my head stop me.

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  4. What a great sounding book. Gotta get me some Phyllis.

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  5. Love this post! It make me stop dragging my feet!

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