These past few weeks I have been painting a small but tricky cabin on board our 1920s Dutch barge. At first I had tantrums, and after an eight hour painting marathon, I gave it away for a few days.
But during the work days (once I calmed down and accepted that fact that the paintbrush and paint won’t move until I moved it), I had several epiphanies.
2. If I am lucky enough, there is going to be a time in my life when I will be wishing I was I able to paint.
3. I will never have THIS day or THIS moment ever again.
4. I needed to improve life and calm down on all the marketing of my books - I am not enjoying it. What’s more important? Sales or happiness? (Some may say they are related, certainly sales help –but I’ve stopped marketing, and sales haven’t dropped).
6. Tomorrow is never promised.
7. It just doesn’t matter – one day I will be just a memory.
A big smile on my face, and you’ll find this hard to be believe but both Noel and I reckon I look younger. My skin is brighter, my face smoother and my eyes are brighter.
The mind is a marvellous thing, what change in thinking has affected your life?
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