Tuesday, July 11, 2017

“There are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up the pen to write.”

~ William Makepeace Thackeray

Early morning and I go into WordPress and create a new post like I have done 1,281 times in the past, like I have done almost every day for the past twelve months. Tuesday, July 11, 2017.

I hop over to Dropbox and select a photo, my thoughts flitting here and there touching on possible themes for the day’s post.

I return to WordPress, stare at the empty virtual page and consider what to write.

Yesterday, I made cherry-chocolate jam and Gerry and I were forced to eat ice cream after both lunch and supper to use up the remaining jam that didn’t get canned. It’s a tough life.

I continue writing and the post goes off in a direction that I didn’t see coming. It happens that way often; that’s the beauty of writing.

I decide that I want to explore these thoughts more privately, maybe craft them into an article, or maybe just keep them as part of my personal reflections. My mind wanders and I remind myself, again, that I need to better organize my random writings.

I cut and paste my ramblings into an email and send them to myself. Usually, when this happens, I save the words in Evernote but I decide I want to keep these thoughts in the forefront of my mind.

Back in WordPress I write this post, add the photo and the quote, do some behind the scenes housekeeping, and hit Publish.




Thanks so much for stopping by. I'm here early most mornings with one of my photos and a few words about life and those thin places where faith intersects.
  1. I’m smiling about you and Gerry having to finish up that cherry-chocolate jam…. And awed with your devotion to your blog. I’m approaching 100. Kudos!

    1. It was a sacrifice we had to make. *smile* I always enjoy your blog posts, Mary Jo.

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