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Hello, My Name is ...

Right about the time when I think things will stay the same, they change. Which is a good notion, I suppose. Without change, where's the progress? This was essentially Walt Disney's Motto "... keep moving forward ...," and look at the empire he created?

Sometimes, in order for great things to happen, change is necessary. But we have to keep looking ahead, and actually implement change, if we expect an empire of our own (figuratively speaking, of course).

So here's the deal: I'm changing the name of my blog to the title I should've had months ago, Writer's Manna. I woke up to this title, one moring, after having written something with those words, and am being forced by my one-tracked and often stubborn mind to make it my blog's name. And I hope, this is a better change.

There you go. A new title, for a new day. And I'm hoping to keep this one for a good, long time. Is there a lesson in it for all of us? Embrace change -- good change -- and watch amazing things happen. At least, that's what I'm telling myself.

-Heather


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