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Be Thankful You are a Writer

23 Sep

003So, I was walking from the back door to the rabbit hutch, not paying a whole lot of attention, my mind on other things, and suddenly my face was engulfed by a spider’s web.  I’m not talking a few strands; I’m talking a full-face shot with the entire web, including the spider.

Welcome back to my world, and thanks for visiting.

I spent the weekend getting the urban farm ready for winter.  Lots of work, all enjoyable, and all necessary.

So, back to the spider’s web and face plant. J  Why am I mentioning it?

Let’s consult the quote of the day for the answer to that question.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining – it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn’t solve any problems.

Zig Ziglar

 

THOUGHT OF THE DAY

You should have heard me, cussing a blue streak when I hit that spider’s web….and then I stopped…and I laughed.  I was walking through a backyard paradise when I hit that web.  I was surrounded by rabbits, quail, chickens, a garden, wild birds…all ten feet outside my door.  What I perceived to be a problem was, in fact, a message from Nature that I’ve never had it so good.

The same thing happens, on occasion, when I am writing during the week.  This past week, for example, was not as “productive” as I wanted it to be.  I only wrote 2,000 words on my latest novel….only 2,000 on my latest novel.  Do you know how silly that sounds?  Do you know how many people wish they could spend their days writing and creating beauty with words?  And there I was, not satisfied, and complaining about a poor output.

I’ve never had it so good.

TIP OF THE DAY

If you are a writer, bask in the glory of it all.  What a tremendous gift we have, and what a tremendous gift we give our readers when we create.  How could we ever see that as a negative?

WRITER OF THE DAY

Let me introduce you to Social Thoughts on HubPages.  She is everything I wish I had been when I was younger. She pours her heart and soul into her activism, and God I wish we had more writers like her.

CAUSE OF THE DAY

This, from fellow writer Rockymountainmom:

“Awareness saves lives. And though I’m sure you have plenty of goals set for yourself this week, and I’m sure many of them are time sensitive and important, how many items on your to do list could save a life?

In observance of the 10th Annual Mesolthelioma Awareness Day, bloggers and writers are donating their talents (through a blog post) to help spread awareness.”

I am happy to support this cause on my site.  Raising awareness is something all writers can do. Find a cause and do something about it.

OPPORTUNITY OF THE DAY

LampLight Magazine is accepting submissions for their fiction magazine.  Check them out here.

AND THAT’S ALL FOR TODAY

But I shall return, good Lord willin’ and the creek don’t rise.  Until next time, keep on the lookout for spider’s webs, and have a blast writing this week.

Bill

“Helping writers to spread their wings and fly.”