I could have called my theme emotions for writing the way my mind has lead me on the trek so far. The main thing I want to get across is that we need to be as positive as we possibly can about what we do, how we do it and how we like it.
Delighting in what we do is not a 24/7 thing, but a burst in the middle of mediocrity. It may be only one one phrase or word, but when it is right, enjoy it.
Writing is not always delightful. Sometimes it is one of those, ” Awwww, mom, do I have to?” kind of things. It is in the ” do I have to” that we find the delight. The delight of a child seeing the candle on their birthday cake for the first time. There is also delight in seeing that birthday candle for 60th or 80th time. Our job is capture that and share it. It isn’t bad to enjoy the fruits of your labors, just remember there are more to produce and more to remember.
Be delighted in that sentence that says this is the way it was that day. The next three paragraphs may bring tears of frustration to your eyes, but there is that one sentence that makes it worthwhile to keep trying. And even if only one sentence on that page makes you grin, delight in it. Especially since that may be the very one you have to kill before the story is complete.
Delight in the Lord always. That is what has come to my mind, delight in Lord and delight in what we do.
Go forth and delight.