Wednesday, November 27, 2013

A Good Day


Every day is a good day, some are just a little better than others”

Jeff Garthwaite

“The difference between a good day and a bad day has less to do with the circumstances than the power we have over our thoughts.”

Neil Sutton




I was debating whether or not to write today.   I feel relaxed after a good day and I thought it might be nice to take a day off from the keyboard.  Then, while browsing around the Internet, (and avoiding my work) I see an article that says, “Writers must write every day.”   I won’t reference the article because, ironically, I didn’t think it was very well written, but the title made me feel like God was trying to tell me something. 
So here I am doing my work.  One of the things that the article suggested was that I write about the best thing that happened to me today.  There were a few. 
·      I woke up healthy. 
·      I had food to eat. 
·      I made a sale on eBay. 
·      One of the students I work with may have been offered a job.
·      I had a good talk with a friend.
·      I saw a beautiful lily.
·      I got a nap.
·      A guy gave me his parking pass so I wouldn’t have to pay for parking while I was downtown.
·      I got some paperwork done.
·      My car worked.
·      I exercised.
·      I spent very little money. 
·      I got paid.
·      I got a lot of time to myself to read and write.
·      I made a very good dinner.

So it’s been a good day, a relaxing day.  Sometimes day like this make it harder to write because I’m not stirred up with conflict.  Things are peaceful.  The battle comes when it’s time to write, because I don’t really want to write.  Still, I have to admit that it feels good to be here.  It feels good to be doing the thing I’m supposed to be doing even if I don’t feel the need to be doing it.  So why am I doing this? 
·      As I said, it feels good.
·      If I need 10,000 hours to get really good at this, then this gets me closer.
·      It’s healing.
·      It’s fun.
·      It might inspire someone else to do his or her work.
·      I can feel God’s presence.
·      It helps me to be peaceful.
·      It’s a privilege to do this.
·      There are few other things I’d rather be doing.
·      The few other things I wouldn’t mind doing still aren’t as fun as this.

There are times when I feel that I could write all day long.   As I said, this is a privilege.  I’ve been entrusted with a gift.  What an honor.  It would feel wrong not to make the most of this gift.  When I look back on my life, I won’t regret missing TV, movies or comic books, but I might regret not having written more often.  So I want to write as much as possible, as often as possible.  I truly love doing this.  There are few things that make me happier.  It’s said that the true test of character is what ones does when no one’s watching.  Well, no one’s watching me now, but I’m in my Purpose anyway.  Not to prove anything, but because I want to be here. 
I think that’s also one of the true tests of our Purpose.  Would I do it if I never made money from it?  Would I do it if no one noticed?  Would I do it if I got no emotional support?
Here’s the beauty of being in Purpose. 
·      None of those things matter when I’m in Purpose.
·      I don’t think any of those things will be problems if I persevere.
·      Those aren’t my reasons for writing or being in Purpose.

That’s all I want to say now.  It’s been a good day, but it’s not over.  I’ve made it a goal to write two blogs a day.  If I want to reach that goal tonight, I need to Get Started and Keep Going.