“In every way that counted, I was dead. Inside somewhere maybe I was screaming and weeping and howling like an animal, but that was another person deep inside, another person who had no access to face and lips and mouth and head, so on the surface I just shrugged and smiled and kept moving. If I could have physically passed away, just let it all go, like that, without doing anything, stepped out of life as easily as walking through the door, I would have done. But I was going to sleep at night and waking in the morning, disappointed to be there and resigned to existence.”—Bitter Grounds, Neil Gaiman (via revengeofthetaonggrasa)
I have reviewed and accept the following Terms and Conditions:
1) I hereby acknowledge that I am capable of amazing feats of literary output in ridiculously short amounts of time. When the going gets tough this November, I will keep writing, and I will not stop until I reach 50,000 words. Or until my arms fall off. At which point I will type with my nose.
2) I understand that any thank-you gifts I receive will be based on the cumulative amount of money I raise between now and November 30, 2010. All gifts—-including digital gifts such as donor halos for my NaNoWriMo author profile—-will be sent to me in December. If I do not wish to receive any gifts, I will drop sponsorship coordinator Tavia a line! (firstname.lastname@example.org)
3) I promise to have fun this November. To give myself permission to make mistakes, write some deeply imperfect prose, and not beat myself up over every word and paragraph. Life is short. The world needs my novel. This fall, I will get it written.
Signing up to be able to be sponsored this year (Funds go to a GREAT CAUSE) and these are the terms and conditions I am agreeing to.
Who likes holiday cards? Who wants to be part of my holiday card exchange?
It’s been a few years since I’ve done this, but it was super fun the years that I did, and I wound up with loads of awesome cards! Because who wants a bill, or worse, one of those braggy letters from a family member when you check the mail in December when you can have a fun card full of holiday wishes from someone you may or may not know?
Basically, here’s the deal: email me your name and mailing address by Thanksgiving. Over Thanksgiving weekend, I’ll compile the list and email it out to everyone participating. Send a holiday card to everyone on the list. This can be as elaborate or simple as you like. I’ve gotten handmade cards stuffed with a packet of Charlie Brown Cocoa before, and I’ve gotten simple, desktop published postcards. I’ve loved every one, even when, at it’s peak, this list has topped out at 200+ people. Trust me, I don’t blog nearly as faithfully now, so you won’t be sending out that many!
I’ll pimp this a few more times before Thanksgiving, but I already have my database set up!
To put it simply, Life is Good no matter which way you look at it. You’re always giving or receiving love. It’s your attention and gratitude – actually acknowledging love - that allows you to “in joy” it.
Love is always there. Sometimes it just takes our attention being shifted back to it to truly feel it.
Pulled from Jason Mraz’s blog… Sometimes, it’s hard to remember…