Sunday, December 16, 2012

Build Your Life Around It

I'm reading Rainer Maria Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet, and I love his advice about writing. He writes this:

"Ask yourself in the stillest hour of your night: must I write? Delve into yourself for a deep answer. And if this should be affirmative, if you may meet this earnest question with a strong and simple "I must," then build your life according to this necessity; your life even into its most indifferent and slightest hour must be a sign of this urge and a testimony to it."

So I write.

Today marks the 1000 daily blog entry at Live with Flair! Living with flair means you know what you must do, and you build your life around that necessity. You write, even in the most indifferent and slightest hour.

Your life becomes a sign and a testimony to what God made you to do.

Do you feel you must write? Where and what are you writing right now?


elaine said...

thank you for heeding the call to write, what you say matters immensely

E said...

congrats on your 1000th post!
keep writing!

Roberta Beach said...

Wow - congratulations on your 1000th blog post! I so enjoy what you have to say, even when I don't comment.

I enjoy writing but my passions are dog rescue and horse-back riding, and reading....keep writing; you inspire me every day.

juliana said...

Heather I am so glad you write and I'm so glad I found where you do it! Congratulations!

LivewithFlair said...

Thank you!

LivewithFlair said...

Thank you, Roberta! Did you see the news about the "Comfort Dogs" that came to comfort the children?

LivewithFlair said...

Thank you, Juliana!