Monday, March 26, 2012

Monday Morning Motivation

Okay- I admit it. I've been watching Once Upon a Time. I think it's not the usual crime drama/sit com we usually see. It's unique.

Last night I gleaned a little gem from the dialogue between Emma and the Mad Hatter.

Mad Hatter: People in this world want magical solutions to their problems, but they won't believe in magic.

Profound, don't you think? I find myself falling into that category. I want instant answers and immediate remedies--the kind I don't have to put any effort into.

The fact is I do believe in miracles. Unexplainable things happen all the time. Problems always have a way of working themselves out for the best. I believe that we need to work like everything depends on us and have faith like everything depends on the Lord. We are capable of making our own magic with a little help.

I especially believe in the kind of magic I see when I look through the eyes of my grandkids when they see something for the first time. Their eyes are full of wonder and awe at little things we take for granted.

Where do you find magic?

Monday, March 12, 2012

Monday Morning Motivation

"Triumph is born out of struggle, faith is the alchemist." From Bruce Almighty

Considering the amount I continually struggle to learn how to write, my triumph will be spectacular!

This is, by far, the hardest thing I've ever attempted. I know that I won't progress unless I struggle, and I know that I have to put my characters through this as well. I'm always amazed by the things I learn about gospel principles because of my struggles in writing. I learn the same principles I've always known about through a whole different perspective.

Enjoy the struggle!