This is day 3 of a 5-day series. The rest of the Creative Sunbeams are here.

CREATIVE SUNBEAM #3

When you find yourself thinking this while writing

Great!

But I bet you don’t.

Mostly we are cruel to ourselves when we create, expecting whatever comes out to be better than it is.

Have you ever tried telling yourself “I love you” while writing?

Not “I love what I wrote” or “I love how it’s going.”

But simply loving yourself for showing up, for being curious, for not needing to change a thing about yourself in order to explore words, stories, images, whatever you love about writing.

Not because you have to do or prove anything or perform.

Is saying I love you too much for you? Make you cringe?

Then how about “I’m thankful for getting to explore words today” – more palatable?


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