Originally Blogging the Artist's Way. Thoughts, musings, experience of the 12-week course, January to March 2006. And after that?.... Life, creativity, writing. Where does it all meet? Here, perhaps.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Life's Little Lessons

This week's lessons come from a variety of places in my life.

  1. When an eight-year-old says he wants a medium tub of popcorn, buy the small size. You're going to have a LOT of leftover popcorn to eat if you get the medium.
  2. When you get the urge to contact someone, just do it. Think how you feel when an old friend contacts you out of the blue... See?
  3. If something is lost, look for it. You know it's somewhere. Don't panic. Often a detached attitude - saying "It's probably for the best. I needed to learn to let go anyway" will miraculously make the lost object turn up. (I still haven't learnt if it works to fake that attitude)
  4. If you don't unpack the day you arrive home from a trip, you're likely to still be searching through suitcases a week later.
  5. When you have a success, tell people. - Give them the joy of celebrating with you. People like good news.

What have you learnt this week? Check out Life's Little Lessons for other learnings.


At 17/6/06 2:04 pm, Blogger Cate said...

Fabulous list! I esp. enjoyed #4. So true!

At 17/6/06 3:00 pm, Blogger Kara said...

Ah.... I enjoyed reading this list.

At 17/6/06 3:34 pm, Blogger Jennifer said...

very good, very true. the popcorn makes me laugh!

At 20/6/06 2:00 pm, Blogger HoBess said...

I like this list very much. I've learned 1 and 4 the hard way! But you are so right about 2 ... just when you worry you might not have anything left in common you hear the smile come through the phone, across an e-mail or, when you're really lucky, you see it with your own eyes!


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