Sunday, December 29, 2013


Action is the foundational key to all success.

Pablo Picasso

Dear Muse,
Wow!  I don’t even know what else to say, but “Wow!” and “Thank you!” and “I love you!”  As I sitting her writing my 365th blog I am amazed and humbled by this work.   To get into that “writer’s place” I read several of my blogs.  I am overwhelmed with gratitude that I have been able to be a part of this.  I can’t even describe my feelings.  I can, however, describe some facts:
One year ago I was fairly depressed.   In fact, I was crying.   I felt stuck and trapped and useless.  Then on a Sunday morning, I sat down and wrote about it.  I didn’t know it but at the very moment my fingers hit that keyboard, my life changed.   That’s how it goes sometimes, isn’t it?  One decision changes everything.  My personal life changed.  My dreams changed.  My financial life changed.  My goals changed.  My self-image changed.  I changed.
It was as if, and I don’t use this phrase lightly, I was born again.  My life began again at that moment.  As I said, I didn’t realize it at the time.  I was just trying to relieve my pain.  When you moved me to write my first blog, I didn’t know I was going to write a second, and a third, and a 365th.   I was just looking for immediate relief.  And I got it.  But Purpose is not a drug.  It is a medicine.  It is meant to bring healing.  To me and to others. 
So here we are, one year later.   We have done a lot of work, haven’t we?  Well, I have.  But you were the one who gave me the ideas.  You were the one who inspired me, motivated me, pushed me and continued to whisper in my ear, “Get Started and Keep Going.” 
You’ve told me many things in the last year:
·      You told me you needed me to be a Champion.
·      You told me life doesn’t need to be complicated.
·      You told me that I need to keep writing. 
·      You told me that everyone has a Purpose.
·      You gave me the idea for the house near the beach.
·       You told me you love me.
·      You told me to Get Started and Keep Going.

And I did.  Three hundred sixty-five blogs.  By any standard, that is impressive work, but, Muse, I couldn’t have done it without you.  I couldn’t have made any changes without you.  I’m not sure if I could have even gotten through this last year without you.  Three hundred sixty-five blogs.  Wow!
Of course, it hasn’t all been lilies and roses.  I’ve struggled with some of the same things I’ve struggled with a year ago, especially fear and being easily distracted.  I’ve had some new struggles this year, too.  But I’ve changed.  I learned that I don’t want to do anything or go anywhere without you.  I don’t want to travel without you.  I don’t want to go even a day without writing something.  I may not have to publish a blog every day, but I want to write every day. 
The original idea for this blog was to motivate others to find their Purpose.  And in doing so, you helped me find mine. 
In my next blog, I want to outline my goals, but for now, I want to Get Started and Keep Going on to other things. 
There’s nothing else to say but “Wow!” and “Thank you!” and “I love you!”