When I approach a new challenge, I feel the excitement. This time, however, I feel like a failure as I think about joining the 31 Days of Five-Minute Free Writes Challenge hosted by Kate Motaung.
Summer overwhelmed me and kept me from posting regularly. How am I supposed to succeed in this challenge? I found my answer when I reread a wonderful book this week, A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park. In the book, the old man, Crane-man, encourages the young protagonist, Tree-ear, as he embarks on an impossible journey that will take many long days over rough terrain.
“I am going to Songdo … It seems so far away,” Tree-ear tells his mentor.
Crane-man responds, “Your mind knows that you are going to Songdo. But you must not tell your body. It must think one hill, one valley, one day at a time. In that way, your spirit will not grow weary before you have even begun to walk. One day, one village. That is how you will go, my friend.”
Maybe you are feeling overwhelmed too thinking about accepting the challenge. Writing can daunt and tire. It takes a commitment to a journey of writing one word at a time, one post at a time. I adhere to this philosophy as I begin my month-long challenge. I hope you will join me as I make writing every day a journey of faith and discovery. You can find my landing page for my 31 Days of Free Writes here.
Next, lets review last week’s linkup.
Last Week’s Top Clicked
Bettie writes poetically about the pain she to which often feels forced to bow, but she shines hope for all that Jesus defeats our pain and our wounds. He heals and binds us to Him. Don’t miss this wonderful post.
My Favorite Post
I recommend putting Rebecca Hastings blog on your weekly must-read list, and this post illustrates why. We all have to-do lists that can overwhelm us and make us feel like failures. Rebecca encourages us to make a better list in this uplifting, not-to-miss post.
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Now, it is time to link up to the Literacy Musing Mondays hop!