Happy Birthday to the great American writer, Mark Twain!
Thank you, Google, for your Google doodle and link to Twain quotes. The above quote is my favorite from their top ten list.
My cat, Leo, likes to drink that little bit of water at the bottom of the bathtub. The boys thought that was funny, so when he's climbing around the edge of the tub, they turn on the water so there's enough for him to drink. Yesterday, he was in the tub, so I started just a trickle. He thought that was fun to play with. I finished getting ready and left. When I came back, hours later, the slow trickle had filled the tub half-full (versus half-empty, cause that's the way I am). I was embarrassed about leaving the water running, apologized to the Earth for wasting water, but saw the grand metaphor in my error. Even a slow trickle will eventually produce enough water to fill a tub.
That slow trickle can be the few minutes you carve out of each day to work on your art, your projects, and your dreams. Open the faucet and let the ideas flow out. Believe that you are the only person who can bring that art to life. It's you, your unique experiences and collection of gifts and talents.
Your daily goals might need to be small - one page or poem a day, one new contact a week, one new color on a painting, or one block for your quilt.
Go. Create. Inspire!
And, fill your tub of creativity, no matter how slow the flow.
Journaling Prompt: Keep track of all that you DID accomplish this week.