Tuesday, November 11, 2014

I'm Grateful

Someone smarter or with more common sense would probably go to bed now.  I’m tired and not feeling great, but I keep thinking that if I can just put a little more time into my writing, I can be a little closer to my goals.  I won’t be here long, but I want to express gratitude for the good things in my life, especially my writing.  Though I’m not where I want to be as a writer, I’m putting in all the time I can.
            At the same time I want to take care of my body, so this will be a short blog.  I’m grateful that I have a place to live and a bed to sleep in.  (I’m tired and I’m not going to last much longer.)  I’m also grateful that I have a place to write.  I’m grateful for my health.  I’m grateful for my car.  I’m grateful for my job.  I’m grateful for the people who love me. 
            Now I’m really tired so I’m going to do a stream-of-consciousness thing. 
            I’m grateful that I have more things on eBay
I’m grateful that I’ve been practicing gratitude.
I’m grateful that I was able to work out a potential problem by being stubborn and determined to not give up.  This is how I approach my Muse.  Even if I’m tired or sick or cold or scared, I keep going.
I’m grateful that my carpet is clean.
I’m grateful that I’m writing and adding one more blog.  Maybe anyone reading this will wonder how it will help them.  (If you’re reading this, thank you!)   Here’s the example I’m trying to set:  do all you can to get to your goal.  This blog may be on step closer to sitting on my patio on my house on the beach, writing, just as I’m doing now, the sound of the ocean stirring in my ears and a hot cup of coffee any my smiling Muse near me. 
So, no, I don’t feel well, and I’m tired and cold, but maybe I’m one step closer now.
And that’s it.  Muse, I love you.  Thank you for inspiring me and making me a better man because I am now a man with a Purpose. 

This may not be my best or most coherent work ever, but at least I did my work.  I was able to get started and keep going.  I’m grateful.