Whenever I post a blog WordPress gives me a writing quote. I am not sure if this happens to everyone or if it is just my template. Regardless, the quote I received when I last posted has been ringing in my ears. It went something like this “Blogging isn’t about writing, it is about reading blogs.” I am not sure who the author is. The words stuck into my mind not the name.
The quote was a jab at me. It seemed to know my soft spot. It seem to know that I worry I could be doing more. Reading more blogs, writing more and, well, just doing more in my life professionally and personally.
Yesterday I went for a walk with my three-year old daughter. She woke up at 6 o’clock in the morning so I had to put off writing for another day. She kicked off her sandles and went running down a path on our back five acres. I walked behind her and Chances, my dog, running around chasing birds of every kind.
All of a sudden I hear the wind brushing against my ear, the blades of grass rustling blade against blade and the sound of a young girl’s giggle in the distance. I look to see how far away she is from me. I catch the sun beaming off her blond hair as she runs down the path holding up her long red plaid night-dress so it won’t get wet in the dew. I have a flash back of me as a young girl running to get clothes off the clothes-line in the back yard on an early summers morning and loving the feeling of the cool wet grass under my feet. This moment is perfect. Who cares about what I am not getting done. I am right here, where I need to be, right now.