“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” ~ Omar Khayyam
So here’s is a list for those times you just want to put a little more spring in your step. My personal favorites are number 4 and number 7.
I walked about thirteen blocks enjoying the cottony mist on my face and thinking about how being outside, doing the walk, I could see so much more than I could from the warm safe comforts of home. It was in the doing, stepping out into it, that I was able to see my way forward.
And in the manner that typically plays out between mother and grown daughter I thought, wow is she off the mark. But it sat there and it marinated and I came to have a little deeper insight on it. I realize now that there are two different kinds of perfectionism. I had not recognized that the tune I was dancing to was one of them.
we stopped in the very small town of Boonville for a coffee and next door to the café was one of those bookstores* that I find it impossible not to wander into. Small, well stocked, friendly, independent, personal. I always find something to read in these bookstores…
When we are children we are told to study because it will help us get into college, in college we are working hard to get the good job when we graduate, when we have the job we are working for the next rung on the ladder, when we get to that higher rung we are waiting to retire. When does that end though? What about right now?
What do I mean by “little dings”? I mean those seemingly small decisions you make in the course of a day or evening that go against what you know to be the right thing to do. The more you know that what you are doing is not the right thing to do, the bigger the ding.
Creativity is the itch that goes with that feeling. Creativity is peering at the invisible; smelling it, sensing it, and feeling irrationally compelled to try to bring it into form. It is feeling pulled to do something, to create something to bring something into existence that never existed in quite the same way before.