Words of Wisdom = Art for the Soul
A few weeks ago, I replied to a Facebook post from LoveFeast Table. They were planning a Gathered Thoughts link party and were looking for hostesses. All of the participating bloggers will be linking their posts today, and I am very excited to be participating.
I chose the quote below by Robert Fulghum, author of All I Really Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.
In today’s world there are so many things vying for our attention. Information is constantly bombarding us from several different directions, and it is easy to let your mind become distracted by the noise–Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, iPhones, iPads, texting, e-mail, laptops, television, radio, etc. Not to mention, the endless list of responsibilities–work, school, family, dinner, laundry–and that’s just the beginning. I’m guilty of this, as well. But you have to walk away from it and immerse yourself in something you enjoy and brings peace to your soul; if only for an hour.
- My husband and I wake up an hour before we really need to, just so we can sit, read the morning paper and drink coffee together. It’s our favorite time of the day; we are doing something we both enjoy and we’re doing it together.
- I blog because it’s an opportunity to chronicle my projects, stretch my creativity and, hopefully, to improve my writing. Writing doesn’t come easy to me. It never has.
- I am finishing my master’s degree, so I treasure moments I can read for fun, but I truly enjoy learning. (By the way, additional opportunities to improve my writing.) Not only is learning is fun, it’s something you can do for the rest of your life.
- My husband and I have been known to break out into song for no reason at all, other than to be silly. (At home, of course. Taylor Swift, I’m not.)
I am constantly amazed by the number of people who claim to NOT be creative. Somewhere along the way, we let growing up suck away our creativity and imagination. Many of us have to fight to get it back. I know, I did. But, once you do, fight to keep it.
Mr. Fulghum is a wise man.
I would like to thank Melanie at Only a Breath for participating in the link party. Be sure to visit her blog, as well as, LoveFeast Table, and read other’s quote-inspired posts. By the way, if you are interested, the LoveFeast has the 365 Gathered Thought Box available in their shop.