F Simple and Serene Living: sitting down to write 09 10
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

sitting down to write

Often when I sit down to write my blog I have no idea what I am going to write about. I have a routine every morning. I get up, brush my teeth, throw on some clothes, and head out the door for my morning walk.



When I get back home I sit down and meditate. I hope that one of these two things will provide me with inspiration for my blog post of the day. Often it does, but sometimes it doesn't.



If the latter happens, I usually look through my photos for inspiration. Sometimes that helps. Sometimes, not. 

I have tried to plan my posts in advance, but generally that doesn't work for me. My blog is about life. It is a personal blog. It is, I hope, inspirational. Life can't always be predicted. Yes, we can make plans, but life happens in the moment. It is that moment that inspires my writings. 



Each moment of each day I am on a journey. That journey encompasses feeling gratitude and moving towards a simpler more serene way of living. I can't plan those moments. I can only live them, and in turn write about them. 



I am a very fallible human being. I make mistakes and in the past I have dwelt on those mistakes. Now I work towards learning from them and being grateful for them. I am a pretty open person. I do a lot of sharing. Not because I want everyone in the world to know each and every idiotic thing I have done, but because I want you to know you are not alone. 

We are all fallible. We make mistakes. We are human.



So as I sat down to write today's post I had no idea what I was going to write about. As you can probably tell I just let things flow. Sometimes I feel that just rambling can be a good thing. Random thoughts. Random photos. They all add up to life.

Have a great day.



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17 comments:

  1. A walk clears your mind and stretches your body! This was a fun post....like you stopped by after your walk and we talked over a cup of coffee! Enjoy your day my friend! Hugs!

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    1. I wish I could stop by and chat over a cup of coffee. For "weal' (real) as my granddaughter would say. Enjoy your day, too. :)

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  2. I agree with Lavender Dreamer. Love your pictures and ramblings. Have a blessed day.

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    1. Thank you. Hope you have a blessed day too, my friend :)

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  3. Well I think it's admirable that you can even think up enough stuff to write about every day! I write about 3 times a week and that's not always easy either. I enjoy your posts because I love psychology. I actually took it in college and love learning about why we do the things we do and ways to improve our mental health. There aren't a lot of blogs that just focus on life and human behavior. Yours is a good one for that.

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    1. Some days it feels like my brain will explode. That's why I take Sundays off. I'm glad you enjoy the posts, Kelly. I love your blog too. I love to see all of your pretty rooms. Hmmmm, maybe that is why I needed a new computer. Too much drool :)

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  4. I can totally relate to that, Laura. And yet I think that it is our ramblings that allow others to get to know us better. And the wonderful thing is, they stick around. :-) (At least that's how I feel about my wonderful blog readers.) Lovely photos. Such a pretty flower box on the fence.

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    1. I love getting to know the actual people behind the blogs. It's like Diane said. Like chatting over a cup of coffee.

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  5. I have no idea what to write about today, plenty of options, just not feeling it yet! Some days go like that don't they. xx

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    1. They do, Amy. Usually something will pop up. Hope you find something today :)

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  6. Great photos and wonderful inspiration, Laura! Enjoy the last days of summer!

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    1. Thanks, Katie. Hope you enjoy the last days of summer, too. :)

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  7. Thank you for sharing. I made a mistake about 4 weeks ago and it has made me sick. I think I was just to exhausted to think and I had no help from the workers at the place. My heart is broken and I cannot forgive myself. Thank you so much for telling me I will be alright. It is ok. teach4life1@gmail.com

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  8. I was never able to plan posts either. I'm more spur-or-the-moment and stream of consciousness.
    Brenda

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  9. I'm exactly like you in wanting to write from my heart, sharing slices of life, Laura. It is such a privilege to have people we don't even know be wanting and willing to read what we write. It all helps make the world a better place, I would hope. Susan

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