Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Artist unknown

prompt from Magpie
“I can’t”
“What do you mean, you can’t?  Just paint over it.”
“But then it’s gone … forever.”
“I know … I know… you’re right.”
“You were so angry, I remember.”
“The wall was hardly dry …it took me a whole day to paint!”
“Such a hot summer day, I recall.”
“You made lemonade.  With real lemons”
“Then that long silence of mischief.”
“And that thick black marker pen.”
“A story of its own in that childish scrawl
“And that look of pride and achievement.”
“Remember those smiling dimples?”
“And her chest so puffed with pride.”
“Let’s leave it for now.”
“Too painful?”
“Too soon”.
From the distance the smiling dimples smiled

Monday, 1 August 2011

What changes are you making today?

You have a clean slate every day you wake up. You have a chance every single morning to make that change and be the person you want to be. You just have to decide to do it. Decide today's the day. Say it; This is going to be my day.
~Brendon Burchard 

This is my inspirational quote for the day. My days usually start with an inspirational quote.  Sometimes it hits the spot.  You know that feeling when it ‘speaks’ to you, not literally of course but there’s a message there, just for you.

Today as I work through my Monday start of the week list, this quote got me thinking about all sorts of things.  I thought about work and recent changes in my work, about changes in my life and about changes in me.  Already today’s plans have changed with one phone call.  This was a call to cancel an already planned meeting.  That has freed up two whole hours.  I could be annoyed but I’m not.  So what to do or change instead of having a meeting?  Well as I’ve been rather remiss about updating my blog and doing some creative writing.  I’m changing my schedule to accommodate that, hence the blog update.  I may even use some of the time to tick off something on my procrastination list, which seems to be changing as I write. It is interesting to note that I’m more drawn to writing!

What difference will that make to the world?  Well perhaps not a huge difference to the world but a couple of changes to me and my world. 

Have a good week and may all your changes be for the best!