What a glorious day! The day we live in our bright shiny bubbles. We love our bubbles. They are safety and protection, and then suddenly they burst. We weren’t expecting it, and we weren’t ready for it…but nonetheless, we have to deal with it. Then we get hit with that one more thing that throws us completely off-balance.
If you’re wondering what brought this on… I won’t go into a lot of details, but my friend told me last night, (after she’s been hit with many other things) that her washer died. I feel bad for her, but, she is taking it all in stride.
I thought to myself, I should send my hubby over to help her, and her hubby, fix it (though we live a thousand miles away).
I could just see it…he (my hubby) would be over there in a jiffy, and would take every single piece off of her washer until he figured out what was wrong with it. And this picture (left), would be him in a second. Nothing would stop him from getting the job done. No height, angle, or anything, would stop him from his mission. I have to say, I have a bit of admiration for his stick-to-it-ness.
Anyway, that is what a lot of us need these days…the will to stick to it… and complete what we start.
That’s how it is with our writing. We think we’re going along just fine when our bubble pops. We get a negative review, or a snide comment on our written piece, or whatever it is, and we do take it personally. It’s our baby. Don’t mess with “this mama” sort of thing.
But then, after we settle down for a bit, we look it over and see that maybe somebody might have a better idea or two. Then, we dig in, take it apart, redo, rewrite, re-purpose, overhaul, and re-whatever else we have to do to make it better because as any mama knows…nothing is too good for our babies.
So, wherever you are, and whatever you’re doing, stick with it today…and learn to dig into what you love. Don’t give in, and don’t give up. Make your baby shine.
Just a little lesson my hubby taught me… for those days when I want to say, “Go Away World!” He helps me see things for how they are. Bubbles are not forever.
Now let’s implement his lesson. We’ll all get there.
Be sure to check out Monna’s New Writing Prompts for today…
It may be just what you need! A little writing fun.