How wise was Ralph Waldo Emerson? Very wise. In case you're wondering.
I've been pondering a chicken and egg dilemma for the last couple of days.
I'm feeling fit and healthy, happy and creative, making a positive difference to others - and opportunities and exciting prospects are flying into my life as though unbidden.
That report I dare not read - about Of Night And Light - well, although there's more work to be done, the phrase that sticks in my mind is 'very well-presented, exceptionally well-written.' Usually, it's the negatives that leap off the page...
The animator who said he'd get back to me in a week-ish and in fact took six-ish (busy with Disney, don't you know!) - said, yesterday, "I have read your stories – they are really fab. My favourite is Belief in Cod though – really great original funny story," - and his company is looking to pitch to get it, and perhaps others, made.
YET...when I was unwell, unmotivated, withdrawn, lacking in creativity and low on optimism...
NOTHING POSITIVE HAPPENED
So - which came first? The open heart and cheerful disposition which magically allowed opportunities to flourish - or the great opportunities, which then improved my mood?
I swear it was the first. I created that as much as I created the stultifying inaction that allowed nothing to move forward in my world.