When I was a boy attending elementary school, I’d fake an illness a few times a year so I could have a day off. I wasn’t really sick. But my loving mother would dutifully take my temperature, listen to my contrived coughs, and lovingly pat me on the forehead and tell me that she thought I was too sick to go to school.
YEAH! I tricked Mom and had a day off.
Years later, she told me she knew I wasn’t sick and she knew I was faking it. But she also said, “I knew you needed a day off.”
For the past two and a half years, I’ve been writing my blog posts faithfully twice a week. Last week, I again went silent for the week. I heard from several of you about that silence. “Was I sick?” No, I wasn’t ill. I won’t fake it and say that I was. The truth was I just didn’t want to write – I wanted a day off.
Writing has turned out to be good therapy. It’s allowed me time to develop my thinking. The result is my thinking has evolved. I continue to get closer to understanding what I think, what I believe, and what I’m passionate about. My thought-leadership platform is emerging and maturing. It’s exciting!
When Forrest opens the Curious George book and the feather falls to ground and then blows off at the end of the movie, it signals that a chapter in Forrest’s life is over. Likewise, when the feather first lands at Forrest’s foot, it signals that a new chapter is beginning.
Days off are also like the end and the beginning of new chapters.
Thanks for continuing to travel with me in these blog posts and journey through new life chapters.
Is starting a new chapter exciting to you?
Do you stop and notice when life chapters end and begin?
Have you ever considered the number of life chapters you will write in your journal of life?
Next Blog Title: Life Chapters
Next Blog Date: February 12, 2012