You know those weepy, feel good, sometimes true, made for TV films that american TV produces in abundance? The ones constantly repeated on daytime satellite channels?
Well, just sometimes you need to sit and watch them.
For reminders that some people face bigger problems, overcome harder challenges, and make their own lives and the lives of others better in the process.
Sometimes you need a reminder that your life really isn’t so bad, and your own personal hurdles are more like molehills to be stepped over.
Today I needed to be reminded, and a ten year old TV feel good film did just that.
Go find one to watch. You might be surprised about how you feel afterwards….
and how to break them properly…..
Do not put statements in the negative form.
And don’t start sentences with a conjunction.
If you reread your work, you will find on rereading that a
great deal of repetition can be avoided by rereading and editing.
Never use a long word when a diminutive one will do.
Unqualified superlatives are the worst of all.
If any word is improper at the end of a sentence, a linking verb is.
Avoid trendy locutions that sound flaky.
Last, but not least, avoid cliches like the plague.
~William Safire, “Great Rules of Writing”