I’ve been thinking a lot about what motivates and encourages me recently; while feeling rather unmotivated and discouraged (anyone else really hate winter?).
I write because I love to write. Getting words down on paper; playing with them, crafting them; gives me great pleasure. But, when confidence leaves me or I’m feeling tired or uninspired, what gets me back on track?
At Christmas I received a wonderful present from a very dear friend. It was a notebook, beautiful and perfectly handbag sized. But, that wasn’t what made it really special; it was the note attached to it.
She called me a writer. I don’t imagine she knew how much that would mean to me, or how encouraging it would be. Just one little word, on a post-it. But, it meant the world to me.
Because, for all that I love to write, and I truly do (even these few sentences have been thought through, moved around, reordered, edited!). Sometimes we all need a little encouragement. A boost, a pat on the back. A kind word or a constructive comment.
Life moves so quickly and I think we’re all guilty, at times, of skimming. Of not stopping and actually noticing details, of actually reading words. Of taking a minute to say, hey that’s really good, I like that.
Every comment on this blog, every share on social media, every link to a post; it gives me confidence, it’s rewarding and it makes all the hard work worthwhile.
Because it would be so easy to just skim.
And, when someone takes the time to notice, it makes my day.
It encourages me, it motivates me, it inspires me. I am truly grateful.
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