Saturday, August 29, 2009
Recipe Saturday: Recipe for success
I have to admit, I am late to this party. I don't read many middle grade books, and I don't watch many kiddle type movies (that's what grandparents are for, right?)
But in a huge FUNK last week I figured I would vegetate in my bed while the kids watched a movie "on demand."
I didn't want to be interested. I was writing. I didn't want to pay any attention. I heard the movie didn't get very good reviews anyway.
Soon, the kids were asleep, askew on the bed, heads and legs and elbows littered the king size expanse and there I was, alone, intending to turn the movie off... but something happened.
Let me go back a few days. I've been really stuck. Mentally, emotionally, physically... stuck. I call it Lot's Wife Syndrome. Too much looking back, not enough looking ahead. I posted about it in the post below. AND I received such good advice! (Thanks!) And I took most of it, and some of it worked. But soon I felt that salt eating at my brain again.
Fast forward, this kiddie movie.... I am watching it, while my kids are sleeping and there is a moment where Mr. Magorium imparts to his protege, Mahoney, the following, life changing piece of wisdom.
"Your life is an occasion, RISE to it."
Today, I am skipping the recipe, because that one line has re-set my start button. I am saying it over and over again. I am yelling it in my car.
Try it. For all those who are feeling like I was... try getting in your car and yelling as loud as you can:
"MY LIFE IS AN OCCASION! I must rise to it!"
*Maybe we should all read a little more middle grade fiction? Maybe I should try to write middle grade fiction? Hmmmmmm*