The future is not some place we are going, but one we are creating. The paths are not to be found, but made. And the activity of making them changes both the maker and their destination. John Schaer (quoted in Flylady at some point)
… the true secret of happiness lies in the taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life. William Morris, quoted on The Happiness Project blog
Change your To Do list from a stew of chores into a daily walking meditation on the value of life. Quote from an emailed testimonial to Flylady
The difference in who you are and who you want to be is what you do. Flylady
Set all things in their own particular place, and know that order is the greatest grace. John Dryden
I mis-spelt a word on Twitter today – conumdrum, instead of conundrum. Not the end of the world, and in the Twitter flow no one but me noticed (I hope). But it makes me unhappy when I get things wrong (especially when I do know the right spelling). And that is one of the foundations of editing, I guess: the striving to make things right.
I’m engaged in writing training materials for a bunch of people who are about to get to grips with a new web content management system. I had forgotten how boring and satisfying – all at the same time- that is. So much detail, so many places where you can forget one crucial detail. And the overwhelming feeling of being helpful…