by Kari Diane Pike
I'm afraid I haven't been devoting much time to the writing craft this week. I mowed our half acre of lawn, went for walks with our 22-month-old granddaughter, became reacquainted with zany Dr. Seuss and introduced to the quirky kid songs of Eric Herman. Did you know that a pirate without a treasure is like a monkey without a spatula?? In yoga class we did the laughing baby pose and played with our toes. Last night we built a fire and ate s'mores until we felt sick. I am grateful for the restorative effects of getting in touch with the inner child in me. Hopefully, I will rediscover the creative part of that inner child.
Our missionary son shared a thought from his zone conference upon which I have been pondering for over a week. The question posed was, "Are you willing to do anything for the cause of Christ or are you willing to do everything?" Doing anything refers to your willingness to do anything you are asked to do. Doing everything refers to the idea that you are willing to take the initiative and not wait to be given an assignment. You see that something needs to be done...and you do it.
I've been thinking about how that applies to writing. What does it mean to you? While you ponder on that, play with your toes. Your inner child is wiser than you think!