Thanksgiving morning, 2008. It’s a foggy, misty morning. I’m writing early because I might not have time later today, and I might not be inspired. I was planning to write some creative thing about being thankful in reverse…or “Things I’m Thankful I Don’t Have”, but being one of those undiagnosed ADD types, I went wandering around Wordpress instead. In my wanderings, I bumped into a couple of blog posts this morning that I thought were very good. I thought I’d share them. I always like it when people tell others about something that I’ve written that they found value in, so I thought I’d take the opportunity to return the favor.
The first is a new blog to me. She writes about love, a huge, unfathomable topic and she barely scratches the surface as you can expect. She does make some great thought-provoking points and I like the way she writes. She also gave me much to think about and possibly blog for myself on the topic. Her post’s title was fairly creative and I love creative. You can read this blog post, “Love Shouldn’t Feel Like Getting Run Over By a Train” here. Now that I go back and reread the post, I notice that this particular article was written way back in 2006. I need to get better at noticing things like that. Even so, I liked it. Maybe her comments will spark your thinking about the topic of love and family and your kids, if you have them. I wonder if she’s still writing or if she’s abandoned her blog? Hmmmm. Whatever the case may be with her, I do agree with her title. Been there. Done that. Bought the t-shirt. Wore it out. That’s why I clicked on her link.
The next post is more recently written by someone who is still writing. His post’s topic is about doing the things you love and making money (or not) at them. I’m pointing you to Jim’s blog, because he really is a fabulous writer. Check out his complete post titled, The Money Will Follow (or Not), here. He also made me think…especially about this writing thing and making money at it. His points reminded me of one of the reasons, beyond complete fear of rejection, that I haven’t yet published: if I do what I love for a living, which in this case is writing, am I a.) good enough to make money at it? b.) is there a market for my kind of writing (and I don’t even really know for sure what that is yet, thus this blog) and c.) will it become a duty under deadlines instead of a creative outlet and intellectual passion? (Jim didn’t so much mention that last point in his blog but the first two points were his. They made me think of the last one.)
Anyway. With all the talk about love this almost sounds like it could pass for a Valentine’s Day post.
I hope whatever you are doing today, that it is filled with peace, gratitude, good food, good company and some relaxation. Anyone out there playing mud football today?