April 8, 2020

What Thomas Payne Said.

Susan Reichert   @SouthrnWritrMag

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Thomas Payne said, “These are the times that try men's souls.” His statement fits the time we are in right now.

For the first time many of us are “sequestered in our homes” and don’t know how long that will be. Let us use this time wisely to love our families and friends reaching out and letting them know we miss them.

Maybe it is a time to get to know our families again; clean out closets (not my favorite thing) and do things around the house we don’t get to do because we work. Try those hobbies we've put off until we retire. Write that story that is playing in our heads.

We miss our family and friends. I am most thankful however that we can by electronic devices, talk and see each other by Zoom and other programs. Check in bPayy phone and emails.

My prayer is that God will be with us all and bring us through this a stronger people, more grateful for our families and friends and for what we have.

Abraham Lincoln said, “I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.”

The American people have pulled together during national crisis throughout our history. This is no different.

May God bless all of you, stay well and be in health.

Susan Reichert is the Editor-in-Chief of Southern Writers Magazne.

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  1. Susan,

    Thank you for this article and the great ideas for every reader. These are difficult times but we will get through them as we each use wisdom. These days are good ones to keep writing. Books and magazines and other forms of communication will continue. I know at Morgan James our book sales are up and we are keeping our production schedules--i.e. keeping books on track. These things will pass and the way to be ready for the future is to be proactive, diligent and persistent today.

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    1. Thank you Terry. Thank goodness we have our writing.

  2. Thank you for these words of wisdom and great reminder.
    God bless!

    1. You are most welcome. We need to help each other with this burden our world is under.

  3. Thank you, Susan, for this wisdom. I was just reading a quote by Leo Tolstoy: "The two most powerful warriors are patience and time." This is certainly our time to be patient!

  4. Thank you Kay. Patience is a virtue. Everything in time does pass.