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Today’s cards… (Contest)
Saturday, November 21st, 2020

UPDATE: The winner is…Jeanine Lesperance!

I feel like I have to explain my desk before I start. 🙂

The document on the bottom is my bloggers’ schedule. Duh. Anything that says “DD” is mine. So yes, I do “pencil” in my guests on a hard copy. The squishy toy on the left is a fish squishy the 7-year-old gave me when she heard I was scouring the house for the stress ball my physical therapist recommended I exercise my hand with. She said it would be better because it’s softer. LOL. She’s really sweet. The tile on the right says “Artist” and it was from the 16-year-old, who gave it to me for my birthday this year. I love messy paintbrushes—to me, they are a testament to the work that, lately, fills my “well” with happiness. The pretty jar holds a tiny, very fragrant candle I light when I want to improve my mood. And in the bottom right corner is my mom’s mousepad with all the presidents through 45 on it. I gave up my Thor’s hammer pad for mom’s…well, because. I like touching something she touched every day.

So, to the cards…

I have this “Women’s Empowerment” deck of cards sitting on my desk to the far side. It was a gift. I generally don’t like the new age stuff. I prefer tarot cards, famous quote books, etc., for my daily inspiration, but the WE cards are pretty. I opened the box and looked for a card that “called” to me today. These two made me pause.

The first reads, “Be still my mind. Be here now.” I’m not a “now” person. I’m a dreamer (a great thing to be for a writer, BTW!). However, I have work to complete and need some focus, so this thought helps.

The next says, “I enjoy the ups and downs of everyday life. Only the present moment is real.” I do appreciate the ups and downs. If we didn’t have them, life would be boring and we’d never learn a thing. The “only the present moment is real” thing is also very true. What you do now defines who you are and will be. So, today I will write because I want to be a writer. Writers who don’t write are just dreamers without the proof of the stories spinning in their heads.

So, does any of that help me begin my workday? Um, yeah. I guess. As soon as I hit “publish” to post this blog, I will begin “the work” and then I can claim to be a writer once more.

My philosophy isn’t deep. It’s self-serving, right? I need a kick in the ass because I have a minimum of 2,000 words to write today!

If you’d like to deliver that kick, tell me how you go about girding yourself to do “the work” of being who you are for a chance to win a $5 Amazon gift card!

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11 comments to “Today’s cards… (Contest)”

  1. Colleen C.
    · November 21st, 2020 at 12:40 pm · Link

    I like routine, to plan things in my head… list off things that need to be done and plan some time for me time. Do the best I can…

  2. Jeanine Lesperance
    · November 21st, 2020 at 1:02 pm · Link

    I try to center myself and not worry about things I can’t control or do anything about. I do like to live in the now.

  3. Mary Preston
    · November 21st, 2020 at 5:53 pm · Link

    I like to deal with things and then move on.

  4. bn100
    · November 21st, 2020 at 6:00 pm · Link

    just do it

  5. Misty Dawn
    · November 21st, 2020 at 7:09 pm · Link

    I like to make lists of things that I need to do in order of importance. I try to check off at least 5 things and then have some me time!

  6. Jennifer Beyer
    · November 21st, 2020 at 9:48 pm · Link

    I might not be the person to ask because….well…I often have that problem. Lately I’ve been using the technique of reminding myself that not doing it accomplishes nothing and just makes me feel bad. That works more often than not. Now if only I had more hours in the day to get everything done.

  7. Debra Guyette
    · November 22nd, 2020 at 6:37 am · Link

    I have to give myself pep talks. They are not working lately

  8. flchen1
    · November 26th, 2020 at 12:59 am · Link

    I’m trying to break big tasks into smaller ones, and tackle those one at a time. Hugs, Delilah!

  9. Michelle
    · December 1st, 2020 at 1:03 pm · Link

    Timers and a to do list that is managable, with a motivator at the end. The pomodoro technique 🙂

  10. Delilah
    · December 2nd, 2020 at 8:27 am · Link

    Ladies! Thanks for the sage advice!

    The winner of the contest is…Jeanine Lesperance!

  11. Jeanine Lesperance
    · December 2nd, 2020 at 8:36 am · Link

    WOW Thank you so very much. What a nice surprise for a cold Wednesday Morning. I really appreciate it

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