The Gift is in the “White Space”
Did you ever have a time when you started writing, then hit the backspace button over and over again, deleting the words you had just written? That was me this week. It has been a rough week. Hubs has had his second hip replacement, and there is a complication, but nothing we won’t get through. I’m tired, though, and whenever I am tired I tend to be a little emotional. I have tried for three days to write something that was begging to be born in my “White Space.” Some days that “White Space” is the most daunting thing we have to deal with.
Let’s talk about your “White Space.” Until the moment you begin to process your thoughts on paper or a computer screen, all that exists is the “White Space.” The White Space gives you the ability to create, promote, express, inspire, encourage and share whatever your heart desires. Click To TweetThe “White Space” gives you the ability to create, promote, express, inspire, encourage and share whatever your heart desires. The “White Space” gives you the ability to create, promote, express, inspire, encourage and share whatever your heart desires. Some of these expressions can be wonderful, and some may not be so good.
Have you ever thought about how much power the “White Space” has? We see it every day as people use the power of the “White Space” to post on blogs and various social media platforms, and in newspapers. Along with the power of the ‘White Space” comes responsibility. Once you write something and share, you have to be prepared for people to respond. Some will respond with positivity and others will react negatively. Trust me, there will also be people who will say things to you they would never say in public because they can hide behind the anonymity of the “White Space.”
It is noble to have an opinion and stand up for what you believe in; the ‘White Space” is great for expressing a person’s heart and motives. The “White Space” is also good at conjuring up arguments, hate, evil and the disdain of those who may think or be different than you.
The “White Space” also has the power to heal, empower, inspire and encourage others to seek truth, justice, and peace. When we use the power of the “White Space” for worthy reasons, lives are changed forever, and people are drawn to work together towards a common goal.
The “White Space” always starts out equal and doesn’t know race, color, gender or religious affiliation until we share that information. There is something unique about having a clean, unspoiled “White Space” which has never been affected or tarnished by the war of words.
The “White Space” is where ideas and dreams come alive, where words of love come from the deepest parts of our heart and hope gives away to the fulfillment of our soul. “White Space” allows your creativity to burst forth like a morning sunrise, capturing every beautiful ray of sunshine.
We all have ‘White Space” but, it is what you do with your “White Space” that matters. Don’t waste it on unimportant things that will make you wish you hadn’t squandered it. Use it to enrich and impact the lives of those you are connected with.
There are some who are not afforded the privilege and freedom of the “White Space.” Don’t take it for granted. Others have lost their lives in order for you to have the ability to use the “White Space.”
Now, it is time for you to decide what you will do with your own “White Space.”