Have you ever found treasures tucked in your pockets? A crumpled $10 bill is always nice. When I was younger, I would find notes from my kids. These little somethings put a smile on our face.
Today, I opened up a writing notebook (I have tons of them I am trying to corral in one place). I wanted to jot down an idea. I opened to the last page, and found a loose paper tucked in like a bookmark:
“Friends are like tea. Different varieties peak at different times…with patience.”
I must have written the phrase, there isn’t a notation of a source. It’s in the middle of other April 2014 notes I wrote in response to a writing task.
The quote made me stop and smile as I thought of my friends. The last few weeks have been challenging and I so appreciate their compassion, knowledge, and encouragement. Friendship peaks at the high points (and low points) in our lives. I have friends I lean on for prayer, to run with, and discuss ideas about anything. I hope I am the kind of friend they can count on as well.
I am grateful for my friends, and the quick lessons I learned today about writing.
So, three lessons to remember when writing:
1- write down your brainstorm ideas and include other facts like dates, sources, settings or an brief explanation of how the idea came to you. (I wish I knew what triggered the found note/quote)
2- keep your notebooks organized (I’m really trying)
3- writing treasures can be mined from found objects (who knows, one might end up as a blog post!)