open invitation no. 3: open arms

Open your arms. Wide. Wider.

We know that writers must pay attention. It is with open eyes that writers notice things the rest of the world scurries past. When we see the ordinary and the small, then magic brews. This week, let’s consider living with wide open arms, too.

Fling open your arms, and you will find your heart stretches a bit.

It is this heart stretching that is good for us, as writers…as humans. If you are looking for some inspiration to write, consider going outside and flinging your arms open. Feel the heart stretch. It might help if you allow your head to tip back and close your eyes. Think of a time when your heart stretched. Share the story.


Open your blog and write a post. It doesn’t have to be a heart stretched story…it just needs to be written…and shared.


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Pop around and visit some other blogs. Leave a comment about the ideas or the craft…encourage and soak up the magic that will find you.

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Published by Ruth Ayres

Unhurried. Finding the magic in the middle of living. Capturing a life of ridiculous grace + raw stories.

31 thoughts on “open invitation no. 3: open arms

    1. Something is keeping me from commenting on your blog, Linda. It must be something in your privacy settings.

      I hear you Linda. Grocery shopping was never the best event of the day, but I didn’t shake through the experience… I am afraid to dream about the life I’d like to return to, fearing that that life is not coming back… my Yoga studio is not coming back… That will crush me…

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    1. I’m leaving my comment here Michelle because i can’t comment directly on your blog… So I love the fact that your 3 walk a day… wow… are family walks. Wow!!!1 I’m just back to a regular walk- usually just one is in my complex.. I haven’t been walking in awhile.. now the weather needs to cooperate.

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