It’s funny, but missing a day of writing feels like I’ve missed a year. Of course, I haven’t. In fact, I haven’t even missed a day. Yesterday I wrote eight pages by hand. Today I wrote four. I’m still writing every day, not as much as I’d like perhaps, but still every day. I wish I could put more time into this, especially since this is what I’d like to do full time, but I notice that everything I read and learn has connections to each other. Like pieces of a puzzle, they can all fit.
Each of us has to find our own puzzle pieces to make them fit. Here are mine:
· I’m blessed to have all I have.
· I don’t have to like it all or even keep it all, but I’m still blessed to have what I have.
· Gratitude should lead to enthusiasm, and enthusiasm about what I’m doing can change my life.
· If I genuinely can’t muster up enthusiasm for what I’m doing, I may not be learning ways to improve my work.
· It’s also possible that my inability to muster enthusiasm may mean it’s time for a change.
· If I’m genuinely unhappy with my work, no one has to know. I should act as if I had the best job in the world.
· I can make changes quietly and calmly.
· Sometimes internal changes are more important.
· Sometimes external changes are more important.
· I have not learned one solution that fits for all of life’s challenges.
· Sometimes the answer is to make no change at all, except for my attitude.
· Contemporary society greatly emphasizes being happy at work.
· My grandparents’ society greatly emphasized being happy for work, any work.
· Both views are correct, but not always at the same time.
· Both views teach me to Get Started and Keep Going….and to keep working on the puzzle.