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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

IWSG April


I’m supposed to be writing a post for Alex Cavanaugh's  Insecure Writers’ Support Group today.  I did, in fact, have one partially written.  When I woke up this morning however, I didn’t feel like being insecure.  I felt instead, like being…restful.

I have plenty of insecurities, writing related and other.  But today, a bird outside sings in a quick-time rhythm, the moss we need to scrape off the patio glows a brilliant Kelly green, and I don't need a scarf under my fleece to stay warm inside.  A school bus pulls up to pick up the girl across the street, a stack of commuter cars lined up behind it.  The creeping phlox on the ledge in back is starting to bulk up, and although the neighbor’s fence is still falling down, the one stalwart daffodil that blooms every year stands tall.
 
There is a bowl of warm oatmeal, dusted with brown sugar, sprinkled with raisins followed by strong coffee in my near future, with a good plan for the day to follow. The cat is fat and happy.  
  
Sometimes a little focus on the small things can turn the proverbial tide.  Today I’m switching things up and calling this an Insecure Writer’s Surge of Gratitude.

14 comments:

Colette Martin said...

Kudos -- no insecurity for you today!

Bish Denham said...

Sounds like spring is coming your way, pushing the insecurities aside. Always a good thing.

Tonja said...

Love the new name. :) We got a new puppy and my son just turned three and a half, the perfect age to sit on the back porch while he imagines each of his hands being digger trucks excavating the sand to build something only he can see. It's good to live in the moment.

E.J. Wesley said...

Sounds like a blissful morning, Liza. Enjoy!

Linda Jackson said...

I love it, Liza. Thanks. :)

Clay said...

Breakfast sounds yummy! The happy Cat made me laugh. Cheers

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

We need those uplifting moments as well! (Or we wouldn't get through all of the insecurities.)

Old Kitty said...

It's lovely to feel rested and restful! Take care
x

Carol Kilgore said...

Good for you! Gratitude is always a good thing.

Amy L. Sonnichsen said...

Beautiful, Liza! I was right there with you. I love the small details of life.

Claire Hennessy said...

So great to be appreciate of the things that are going well rather than resentful of the things that aren't. Lovely post.

Yvonne Osborne said...

With a bowl of oatmeal chock full of raisens and sprinkled with brown sugar under your belt, only good can follow.

Kittie Howard said...

Bravo, Liza! The universe is yours! And I love your 'fat and lazy cat.'

mshatch said...

Nice!