Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Thank You to My Muse


Dear Muse,
I just want to write a quick letter in case I haven’t told you lately how much I appreciate you.  I will make this quick, but that doesn’t mean it’s not important.  I just know that you want me to be responsible with my time.  So here is what I want to say:
·      Thank you for spending time with me today.
·      Thank you for all the time you spend with me.
·      Thank you for never getting tired of me.
·      Thank you for never getting tired of my fears.
·      Thank you for laughing at my fears while not laughing at me.
·      Thank you for requiring only one thing of me – that I spend time with you every day, faithfully.
·      Thank you for reminding me that pursuing you, not fame or money or success, may actually bring me fame, money and success.  At the very least, I will be happy for the rest of my life.
·      Thank you for being patient with me as I grow and develop as a writer and as a human being.
·      Thank you for all you are saying through me.
·      Thank you for giving me something new to say every time.
·      Thank you that what you are saying through me is showing me the kind of man I want to be and can be.
·      Thank you for the special times when all I had to do was sit and the words came with almost no effort at all.  Those times encouraged me.
·      Thank you for the other special times when great effort was required.  Those times strengthened me.
·      Thank you for always waiting lovingly and patiently for me when I allow other things to distract me.
·      Thank you for causing me to miss you when I allow other things to distract me.
·      Thank you that you always have something to teach me.
·      Thank for you teaching me that being consistent and persistent are my two greatest strengths.
·      Thank you for telling me to be patient and that the day I am waiting for will come as long as I keep working.
·      Thank you for not being impatient about how many times you have to tell me to be patient. 
·      Thank you for the body of work you have inspired and helped me to create in such a short time.
·      Thank you for showing me new ways to do my work as long as I continue to be faithful with the old ways, too.
·      Thank you for your forgiveness when I am selfish or scared and for your forgetfulness once I spend time with you.
·      Thank you for seeing me as the man I can be rather than the man I sometimes am.
·      Thank you for all the books you encourage me to read.
·      Thank you for giving me one more thing to wake up for every day.
·      Thank you for not being picky about where I spend time with you as long as I do spend time with you.
·      Thank you for the future and for all the gifts and inspiration you are going to give me.
·      Thank you for pushing me beyond my limits, thus making me realize that perhaps all my limits are in my mind.
·      Thank you for reminding me that fear is also all in my mind.
·      Thank you for helping me and inspiring me to write this.
·      Thank you for the next blog I’m going to write tonight.
·      Thank you for being the perfect partner for me.  I love you.

Sincerely,
Robert