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writer's block is so real. my laptop has drained its battery from 98% to 30% (and counting) while i have been staring at it's screen wondering what the heck to write. usually it's not that difficult for me to think of a topic and write about it, but this week has been a struggle. hours have gone by this morning with me scouring the internet looking for inspiration on something to talk about. pictures, quotes, anything. i found inspiration maybe five times, but then lost it once i started trying to figure out what exactly i wanted to say. the struggle had me so close to throwing in the towel for this week.
it took me two or more hours to realize that i was trying way too hard and stressing myself out over it. my posts on aubstronomy since the beginning have had the purpose of uplifting people and making their mondays slightly better. i think i let this "duty" of mine go to my head. i have trying way too hard to be inspirational and encouraging and any other attributes that you can pair along with those. suddenly, it hit me like the classic cartoon scene of a giant piano getting dropped from a very tall building onto the bad guy that we were all happy to see squished. i don't have to have some elaborate life experience to be inspiring (although it sometimes helps). i don't have to have this awesome realization about the meaning of life and the universe and everything in between to be encouraging. and neither do you.
your life is a constant encouragement and inspiration to others around you, even when you're not trying for it to be. even when you are convinced that you have nothing of importance to say. the things you do in your everyday routine that you consider unimportant and trivial, may positively influence a person who just so happens to pass you on the street. God called us to be a "light to the world" (matthew 5:14). you can be a light by smiling at stranger as you walk by each other in the store. you can be a blessing to somebody by holding open the door for them at the library. not everything that matters in this world is elaborate. the best things in life can also be the most simple.
live your life in such a way that even the mindless things you do could possibly make someone's day better. not everything you do and say has to be worthy of being shown on a movie screen. besides, we all know that the blooper reel is the best part.
so get past that writer's block or whatever is keeping you from doing something you care about, and just do it. somebody will see what you're doing and appreciate it. and let's be honest, if you make just one person's day better with your so-called trivial and everyday tasks, isn't that all that matters? i defeated writer's block and so can you.
we are world-changers, sometimes without even trying.
with a lil bit of rain, a lot of love, and even more coffee,
documenting the fun years.