Monday, November 25, 2013

Thank You, Muse

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.

John F. Kennedy

Never lose the childlike wonder. Show gratitude... Don't complain; just work harder... Never give up.

Randy Pausch

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”

Marcel Proust
Dear Muse,
Thank you for being here.  I don’t have a lot to say, but I will start with gratitude because I’m glad you’re in my life. 
I appreciate your inspiration, not only to write, but also to write twice a day. 
I appreciate that you always give me something to say if I just show up.
I appreciate that you sometimes make me wait for a while before you give me something to say.
I appreciate that you are teaching me perseverance, persistence and consistency.
I appreciate that you are willing to show up for anyone who is willing to show up for you.
I appreciate the love you have for me. 
I appreciate how special you make me feel.
I appreciate that this is fun, most of the time, even when it isn’t.
I appreciate all the things you’ve taught me, like determination and vigilance and revisiting my goals regularly.
I appreciate that you know my limits and continue to stretch me past them.
I appreciate the house on the beach that we will be in one day and where I can spend a lot more time with you.
I appreciate that my blogs can be as long or as short as you like.
I appreciate that you keep telling me to Get Started and to Keep Going.
I appreciate that you help me to do both.