Thursday, December 16, 2010


I always thought that what we did in this life would determine our happiness in the life to come.  But I'm coming to learn that what we do isn't nearly as important as why we do it.  For example, two young women can be at the exact same service project doing the exact same thing, say helping an older woman by cleaning her yard.  They both rake leaves, they both pull weeds, and they both plant flowers.  But one girl is there because her parents made her come and all she wants to do is hurry up and get it over with so she can go play with her friends.  The other girl is there because she really cares about the woman she is helping.  She wants to relieve the woman's burden and she wants to do the very best she can.  I think we all know which girl in this example will gain the most from this experience and take one step closer to happiness in this life and the one to come.  The real question is how do we change the reason we do things?  How do we attach the correct thoughts to the correct actions?

Why do you write?  We've asked this question before, but now I want you to think about how you attach the correct thoughts to the correct actions.   What do you think we need to do to get the most out of this writing journey?  How can we change the way we see ourselves when it comes to our writing?

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