The harshest, most difficult but accurate criticism I've ever had was from my mother who pointed out to me that my shyness was a form of being self-centered. Man, that hurt! I was quite certain she was wrong in her assessment because I wasn't selfish, I was always willing to share and I was always looking for ways I could 'help'. I wanted attention, but I didn't know how to handle it. I longed for friends, but couldn't reach out for them and waited to see if they would come to me. It took way too many years for me to realize my mother was correct. How did I resolve this issue? It wasn't an overnight thing, but I eventually knew that there were lots of people just like me who wanted to be known and appreciated for who they are, and I became a 'people watcher'. I noticed and complimented, I spoke to those who were lonely and tried to draw them out, If they had problems I asked how they were doing. Basically it boils down to noticing and caring for people individually instead of waiting to be on the receiving end. It's a great formula and one that can work for anyone and it actually makes you feel better about yourself.
Published by Marie Hunter Atwood
I was born on the day all the banks closed in 1933 and previously rich business men threw themselves out of the windows of tall buildings rather than endure the shame of having no money. It was called the great depression, and it not only affected America, it touched the world. In addition, in the Plains Area where I was born, the worst dust storm ever seen was raging non-stop with valuable top-soil swirling about in the atmosphere and in homes, blogging heads and chests and causing thousands born in subsequent decades to suffer respiratory diseases. As strange as it might seem, these two events were an incredible influence on my life. One never knows when something terrible is about to happen. Do the best you can and share with those in need. We were put on the earth for a reason. Find it and share it with others as we are messengers for God. I am a writer. I write because I have this feeling inside me that it is a necessity. My first two books are spiritual books that are written simply for understanding. The first points out God's continuity and His sameness for all of us. He has no partiality. His requirement for us today is the same as it was in the First Century. Believe and Obey. The second book is the path to spirituality, directions included in Bible text. We must learn through spirituality how to be like Him. This is what He desires of us. My third book is being printed as we speak and it is a love story with God in mind. The trick was to show the heroine's spiritual growth without talking about it. I call it her growth A Metamorphosis, but the main title of the book is To Those Who Would Love. View all posts by Marie Hunter Atwood