Happy Thursday Everyone! Today's blog is one of thanksgiving. As I mentally prepare for my next day of writing at the cottage, the lists begin to form.
One of the first things I'll do when arriving is to sharpen my pencils. It's quite silly to some but then if you are a writer or other creative, then you probably have a quirk or idiosyncrosy. Mine is to have all my pencils sharpened with a precise point. As I write and use one, it returns to the cup, face down.
If my writing is in the groove, I'll write until I run out of sharpened pencils. When I need a break, I'll use the lack of sharpened pencils as an excuse to stop. I sharpened all the pencils and usually I'm ready to get writing again. I do use my computer yet in the drafting and early writing, I prefer pencil and paper.
Are you trying to figure out what any of this has to do with being thankful? Here's the deal, in life we'll face many different challenges and opportunities. For me, the pencil represents both. Once the perfectly sharpened point is flattened, it could be viewed as a challenge but instead I view it as an opportunity to celebrate. Why, you ask? The reason the pencil is dull is because so many words have been written, this is cause for celebration. It's an opportunity to recognize one's hard work, be grateful. Don't view a cup of dull pencils as a challenge, grab the sharpener and get back to work, you are moving mountains you don't realize at the moment. Choose joy and thankfulness!
What reminds you to celebrate and be thankful?
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323