Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Wednesday French Inspiration


Vineyard near entrance to Château de Chenonceau

Last week I told you all to be failures.   However, I only want you to be a failure until you succeed.  Because success does not come without work and sometimes some failing.  On the road to success it is sometimes easy to get distracted.  This is especially true when we see other people bringing forth such fruitful successes while we are still planting a seed.  We feel defeated.



During my time in France, it was said and wished that I would have been able to see the area in full bloom.  The land was not very fruitful, the trees were bare.  I still fell in love.  I didn't need all the sparkle and shining.  Even in its barest form, I could see so much beauty. What do you see when you look at the vineyard?  I see work, I see love, I see years, I see potential and I see beauty. 


So much of our time can be easily wasted on wishing for things to be different.  If only's... What if's.... Why not's.... We miss so much.   Let's not waste time wishing for a different season.  Let's enjoy the beauty of all seasons and states of our life, our projects.  Even when the storms roll in we must always remember that water brings life, that winds may prune away the weakest branches, sometimes things we love will be lost. 


In which season is your current WIP?  Can you see its beauty? 





12 Awesome Reactions:

L.T. Elliot said...

Not just a beautiful message about writing but also of life. Thank you, Amber. I intend to enjoy my season--whether sparse or in full bloom.

Cami Checketts said...

I often set my books in summer. I just adore sunshine and flowers too much!
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Warmest,
Cami

Kristina P. said...

I needed this today. Although, even though it's winter, the past two days have been very spring like.

Carolyn V. said...

Wow, so true! I should enjoy the ride and not look towards the end. Thanks Amber Lynae!

Patti said...

Great post. Don't wish your life away, I think the saying goes.

Elana Johnson said...

I so wish I could travel to Europe. I would fall in love too. I could see the work behind the deadness.

Which is what I try to do in reading. See the work behind it. Because, holy cow there's a lotta work going on there.

In my WiP, I think I'm going into the winter. I'm going to leave it dormant for a while and let it stew. Then I'll have to clean it up for the spring.

Merrianne said...

Great Post Amber Lynae! :0)

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love that shot!

Gah I need to get my butt overthere!

Merrianne said...

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giddymomof6 said...

You won an award on my blog!
Jenni

Nisa said...

There is a lot of wisdom in this post. Thank you for sharing it!

elizabeth mueller said...

I really agree with you about living in the moment. Life is much too short to NOT!

Wonderful thoughtful post, Amber!
:)