Thankful for Three Insightful Life Lessons After Taking Time to Pause & Breathe

Day 2,037

Full disclosure, a specific streak of mine ended two nights ago after a run of 112 days and I’ve had a couple of Mai Tais this evening. 😉

Fantastic days for numerous reasons, but most begin with the extreme state of chill my brain has been in all day long. When I pause to think about it there are three life lessons learned/remembered today for which I’m very appreciative.

First off, I’ve got an epic quote from Gary Rogowski’s book, Handmade: Creative Focus In the Age of Distraction:

Everyone starts from a place of ignorance, if you forget your beginnings. If you forget how many mistakes you had to make in order to become the master you are, you will forget that the master needs the greatest trait in order to train others. If the master has learned well, he or she will emanate this quality. It is humility.

Next up, an insightful quote from Anne Lamott in her book, Bird by Bird:

This is our goal as writers, I think; to help others have this sense of – please forgive me – wonder, of seeing things anew, things that can catch us off guard, that break in on our small, bordered worlds.

Lastly, an insight learned from Becky tonight… Some of the best things in life aren’t things we have or receive, they are the things we give away.


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