I am sitting down to write my “Monday Slice”. A warm cup of tea serves as motivation. I am tired tonight and not sure how easy it will be for me to write. I look at my list of ideas and one jumps out. Yes, I can tell this story with a touch of humor, while still keeping it real. I begin to write.
As I put my thoughts down, my phone begins to ring. I am just getting in a writing groove, so I am tempted to hit the ignore button. I can call her back later, I think. But it is 8:30pm. Will I really call her back tonight? And, is everything okay? She rarely calls me at this time. Something inside me tells me to answer the call.
Relief enters her voice as I say, “Hello.” I ask her how she is doing and she says not well.
My tea begins to cool as I listened to her share her worries. My creative energy shifts to empathy. I have had days when I have needed someone to talk with too. I share that I have also felt overwhelmed at times. I help her to see some positives in her troubling situation and give her a few ideas to help distract her mind from what worries her. I tell her a funny story.
We hang up with a laugh and I tell her that I will talk to her soon.
I am no longer feeling the story that I initially began to write so I hit “save”. Maybe tomorrow I will be in the mood to be creatively funny again.
Today, I will write about what made me change my mind.
Have you ever had your plans interupted because someone else needed you?