This has been the perfect sort of Saturday. We have spent the day lying on the bed with laptops, D. beginning a new blog and me updating my 21 Days of Abundance page. The more I blog, the more I enjoy it, especially since it seems now to be becoming a household activity! The kitten has added her usual two cents, mostly by nipping at toes and playing with power cables in an effort to distract us and make us pay attention to her. But focus and commitment to writing have prevailed!
In short, it really has been the perfect day. We have been blessed with a full day of electricity (long may it last!) and now the wind has picked up and the storm is beginning. There is nothing quite like the smell of impending rain in Botswana, and the immense feeling of relief as the first drops hit the dust. I have made healthy eating choices today in accordance with my long list of affirmations about health and weight, and consequently I feel wide awake and ready to keep writing. I have had so many new ideas (most of which I haven’t written down, so don’t let your expectations exceed my achievements), some of which I have put into practice and some of which will have to wait for another day. All in all, however, I am feeling intensely creative at the moment. If you need to feel intensely creative, go and find The Art of Possibility by Benjamin Zander. Written by a creative person for creative people, it will be the most motivating and rewarding book you ever read. Seriously… I read voraciously, books of all kinds on all topics, but I don’t recommend easily. So from a Leo who always knows what’s best for the people around her, take the advice! Or if you’re feeling a little lazier, try Sark’s Change Your Life Without Getting Out of Bed. It truly will do that. As Andy Hamilton, one of the writers of Outnumbered said when asked about getting up, ‘I’m a writer, so getting up isn’t really part of the picture’.
In addition, my sister has introduced me to Shelfari on Amazon where you can connect with other book-lovers and share recommendations and discuss topics of interest. I am nowhere near finished putting up my ‘bookcase’ as it were, but I have made a good start. Apparently there is a way to put it on your blog, so it shall appear here when this technologically-challenged individual figures out how it is done.
In the meantime, the storm is getting louder and closer, and I am getting hungrier and hungrier, so time for dinner and House MD reruns, methinks! Hope you’ve had a perfect Saturday too!
- The Art of Possibility – Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander (booklolly.wordpress.com)