from the Inside
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are all writers, we all have heart and there are many forms to practice
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intention of this e-zine is to provide inspiration, information and
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YOUR OWN WISDOM WITHIN
TAPPING INTO THE WORK YOU'RE HERE TO DO
YOUR STORY - RECOGNIZING THE THREADS THAT MAKE YOU YOU!
by Lissa Ann Forbes
can look forward to Write from the Inside every three weeks
#2: February 22, 2004
Perfection in Every Day
you ever had a perfect day?
What did it look like?
What would it look
like if you could have it?
you ever had a day that appeared less than perfect but it turned out to
be just the right kind of day?
What did it look like?
What made it
perfect after all?
this roller coaster we call life, our days consist of experiences we
label "good," "bad," or maybe just "blah."
Some days we can't remember at all. I would contend that there is
perfection in every day if only we look to find it.
two years ago, I was driving to work on a Colorado farmland road at
daybreak. Snow had begun to fall, but wasn't really sticking. It didn't
appear that there was any danger until I found myself approaching the
vehicle in front of me at a speed faster than he was going. I slammed on
my brakes and found myself in a series of overcorrecting spins which
resulted in me back-ending my way through a fence into someone's front
yard! What could be perfect about that!
you see, there was no oncoming traffic. Whew! Need I say more? I stopped before I plowed into the living room of the house
not far off the road. Then a
very nice gentleman who witnessed this grueling event took the time to
stop and be sure I was ok. I found myself shaking and bursting into
tears as I rested my forehead on my hands on the steering wheel of the
stopped car in the middle of a snow-powdered yard. The kindness of a
stranger calmed my nerves and he stayed to be sure I could get back on
addition, I had a revelation ... just two minutes before the incident, I
had a fleeting thought, "my life is so out of control I can't even
stop the spin!" I think the Universe was sending me a message. A
wake-up call. Matter of fact, there was a myriad of perfections for me on that
ice-covered road that day.
about one day in your life. The events or non-events.
Remember the temperature and the colors of the day.
hear the colors?
Could you see the wind?
Find the perfection. Then find
it in every day! It's been proven that it takes THREE weeks to
develop a habit. For the next three weeks, keep a journal of your
acorn does not become an oak in a day; the ripened scholar is not made
by a single lesson; the well-trained soldier was not the raw recruit of
yesterday; there are always months between the seed-time and harvest. So
the path of the just is like the shining light, which shining light,
which shineth more and more unto the perfect day." -R.
Lissa Ann Forbes
in the fall of 2003
is what I call a perfect day ...
a splash of breeze that wisps across my face.
having to make excuses for time off
just to enjoy a perfect day.
time to let nature speak
sunshine, the breeze, the cool air on my skin
have their own language
a world that can be harsh,
wind doesn't argue with the sun
sun doesn't argue with the rain
fact, without sun and rain
would never have been born.
you, too, find some solace
Reading Resource: The
Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore by Alan Cohen
A thought provoking,
inspiring read on self-discovery, the power of thought, relationships,
healing, forgiveness, action, courage, and the future. In the chapter
Take Whatcha Got and Make Whatcha Want, Alan Cohen shares a story about
how Walt Disney got his start ... as an unemployed journalist holed up
in an old, dilapidated, mice-infested garage, Mickey Mouse was created.
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