Thursday, October 16, 2008

Writer's Workshop! #2 "I wish someone told me . . . "



The Prompts:

1.) Recall a time when you did something to get noticed. Write about it.

2.) Begin with “I wish someone told me…”

3.) If you could rearrange three things about your life what would they be?

4.) What do you love to create?

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I wish someone told me

~ Time is never free, it waits for no one, and it flies - even when you're not having fun.

~ Money never goes as far as you think it will.

~ Working for a living is really mostly about working, you have to live "on your own time."

~ There are always more dishes, clothes, beds, cars, dogs, windows, floors, and clutter to be scrubbed, laundered, made, cleaned, bathed, washed, vacuumed, and de-cluttered.

The truth is, someone probably told me all of these things at some point, somewhere along the way; however, there are many truths that only experience can truly teach.

Other things I've learned that no one ever told me:

* Life never happens the way you expected - but the surprises are often the best parts.

* There's nothing like waking up next to your best friend knowing you love him more today than you did yesterday, and less than you will tomorrow.

* It is truly the little things - a kind word from a stranger, a single flower, an unexpected phone call, a tender kiss, a surprise note or e-mail, sharing a secret smile, a chocolate milkshake, hearing your favorite song on the radio, singing along like your life depended on it, a hot bat, a good book - that add sparkle and spice and wonder to life.

16 comments:

  1. I couldn't agree with you more.

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  2. Great list...especially the last one...it really is the little things that bring the greatest joy!!

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  3. The reason I didn't pick this one was because I coudln't think of one thing I had not been told already!

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  4. You are wise beyond your years!!! :D

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  5. I love the one about loving your husband more than you did yesterday but less than you will tomorrow. Even in the hard times, I might add!

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  6. What a great list..

    But this one is my favorite..

    ~ Working for a living is really mostly about working, you have to live "on your own time."

    and I will think upon it for sometime now.. great great thought..

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  7. I love the one about living on your own time. so true, great list

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  8. Great post! I'm a fellow SITSta who's been slacking for a while, but I found you through Mama Kat. My favorite was "time is never free." I struggle with that daily.

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  9. I totally love all those things you said. But I think the one that rings so true in my life right now is: There are always more dishes, clothes, beds, cars, dogs, windows, floors, and clutter to be scrubbed, laundered, made, cleaned, bathed, washed, vacuumed, and de-cluttered.
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    Life never happens the way you expected - but the surprises are often the best parts.

    I didn't ask for the things in my life to be happening, but I think it is going to be the best thing to happen to me. So I can now do all the things that I have been putting off for 11 years. GREAT POST!
    hugs, Amy ;)

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  10. This was SO GOOD! Every. Single. Word.

    I so needed to read this today. Especially after my almost-Smackdown in the bookstore yesterday. Sigh...

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  11. great list; very wise! I wish someone had told me that getting married young isn't bad.

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  12. LOL with a mom like mine...I've pretty much been told EVERYTHING! great list...I really enjoyed this post. And thanks for stopping by my blog on my SITS day. It was loads of fun because of commenters like you!

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  13. Yeah I'm with Lula. Sometimes you just need to be reminded of these things. Very nice. :)

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  14. Yes yes yes..I agree...now if someone would just get me to listen...that would be a big help.

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  15. Great post! Perfect leading into writing journey ...

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  16. Ohhh, i love this! Great post...thanks for sharing!

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