Every morning as each kid leaves for school I tell them, "Make it a great day. I love you."
It is my little way of nudging them to remember that while there will be forces out of their control pushing and pulling on them all day, that in the end they control their mental fortitude and can decide if it is a good day or not.
These past few weeks have not been good for me. Without a clear vision to work towards, I find myself fumbling rather than focusing. This has caused many dark hours filled with frustration and concern.
Sometimes we don't know when a simple, throw away statement might have a dramatic effect on us.
This weekend Dylan made a comment that hit like a ray of light.
It was a reminder of the path that I want to walk. The one that I have been walking and seem to steer off of from time to time for one reason or another.
My dear Friend Tamsen recently told me, "C.C. you are a creator. That is what you do."
The more I thought about that statement, the more I stumbled over it. But, then as I thought about it some more, I realized that she is correct. No matter what I've been doing, I'm happiest when I'm creating. Some days it is a marketing campaign, other days it is a keynote speech or it is a photo spread for a client. Heck, just making dinner for my family counts as a form of creating.
All of them make me extremely happy and satisfy the eternal itch inside of me.
Maybe I'm just like all the trees in my yard who are starting to wake up and bloom. Perhaps the gray early days of spring added to my distraction and now that the sun has returned I can wake up and get back to work.
It doesn't hurt that last night I got a Snap from Millie Garfield telling me how she keeps a copy of Amazing Things Will Happen on her bedside table. Her smile and enthusiasm helped remind me that getting out of my rut is crucial because other people appreciate what I create.
No more waiting for something to happen. No more waiting for one of these multiple opportunities to actually move closer to something final. If I'm not going to push things forward, no one else is going to.
So, if I owe you an email, an interview, something signed or anything else I'm aiming to get to them all this week.
There have been a couple of tasks crying out for my attention and they are finally going to get completed.
This week WILL be a good week because the last few have sucked and I know only I can turn it around and move forward.
Make it a great day.