I’m tired. So very. Jake must be tired–where’s he sleeping? Did he eat today? Now, every time I see a homeless person, I think, That’s some mother’s child. I had compassion before; this is different. Before, I speculated and sympathized. Now I know. How can I build something good from this? I’ve started something rough–if… Read More 28 days into a dark summer
I see that gratitude starts with what you look for–and with the effort you’re willing to expend looking for the good. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I have to close my eyes and first refocus mentally before I can see beauty with my eyes open. I read about the Joy Dare here. Today’s… Read More Joy Dare
I recently decided to connect with other writers because I really need to mix with my kind. I need to be around those people who are obsessed with the craft–talking about it, writing about it, learning about it. And I need to connect with people who want to make a difference in the world in… Read More People who have lit my way
The appearance of things change according to the emotions, and thus we see magic and beauty in them, while the magic and beauty are really in ourselves. ~Kahlil Gibran Be ugly, see ugliness. Be merciful, see mercy. Be deceitful, see deceit. Be joyful, see joy. Whatever we see out there is true within us. My… Read More The appearance of things
Last week I wore a bracelet to remind me to look for the good. It was not easy. I found myself dwelling on worst-case scenarios every day, but the bracelet served its purpose: it did remind me to take my eyes off the negative for even a short time to consider what was good in… Read More Best Year Ever: Week 2
From Notes from the Universe: “If you understood the extraordinary gifts that every single challenge in your life makes possible, even inevitable, you’d celebrate your challenges, new and old alike, as the omens that they are of new beginnings and spectacular change.” and “Raise your sights and broaden your steps. Because doing one without the… Read More Extraordinary challenges = extraordinary gifts
From Notes from the Universe: At any point in one’s life, the greater the uncertainties they face, the greater their chances of hitting a major, life-changing “home run.” I am learning how to embrace uncertainty, but I’ve had to approach this concept in baby steps. I tend to prefer the known, but not for a… Read More Uncertainty and Inspiration
A beginning, a middle, and an end. Yeah, thanks. Knew that, right? Check out this TED talk from Karen Thompson Walker, and consider using your own fears to write well-developed stories. Those fears ARE stories, after all, complete with characters and horrible things happening and an aftermath. Don’t we create stories all the time? Pema… Read More A Day in the Life of a Writer: What Makes a Good Story?
Want to change your life? Watch this video: Remember: if you’re in your head, you’re behind enemy lines. And remember the 5-second rule.