Today’s Daily Prompt is Shelf. Made me look up to the shelf at the top of my desk. What’s on there says a lot about me …
A humungous bottle of pills. I have epilepsy and take meds 4x a day for it. I’m okay with that. The epilepsy and the meds among other things in my life.
A stapler. One of several I own because I’m cheap and I keep buying ones from dollar stores that always break. Need to sometimes remember it’s worth it in the long run to spend a tad more for better quality. Yes, even on staplers.
An oversized red wood paperclip I got at Michael’s in their cheap cool finds bins. Told you I was cheap. Bought it because I wanted it. Simple as that.
Lots of mail, partly organized in a mail holder, partly piled up. Just made me remember I have a new credit card somewhere in the pile I need to activate before the old one expires. I can be slothful and forgetful.
A few of my son’s business cards. He landed his dream job not long ago. I’m proud of my children.
A few empty Tim Horton’s coffee cups. Do I have to tell you again I’m slothful? Oh yeah, and I really really really like coffee.
Five journals / notebooks for recordings of different types of things, some random, some with a specific purpose ie. notes from meetings from some volunteer stuff I do. I like to write. I like to help others.
I like to read too. The following are on my shelf:
- The Writer’s Notebook – edited by Howard Junker, contributions by many authors
Not read yet. Found it at a thrift store few months back. Told you I was cheap.
- Writing Down The Bones: Freeing The Writer Within by Natalie Goldberg
Read and re-read. THE best book I have ever read on the topic of writing. Recommended by a friend. Was the book that really kicked off the start of writing my own book after several false attempts.
- Isabella Valancy Crawford: We Scarcely Knew Her by Elizabeth McNeill Galvin
Isabella was my great-, great-aunt, one of Canada’s first recognized female poets. There’s a park named after her in downtown Toronto I visit frequently. Writing – it’s in my genes.
- Finding Your Writer’s Voice: A Guide to Creative Fiction by Thaisa Frank & Dorothy Wall
Also not read. Also bought at a thrift store. Told you I was slothful.
- The Invitation by Oriah Mountain Dreamer
I wrote a post based on the author’s poem of the same title. I nearly teared up in the thrift store when I saw the book. Forgot I had it actually. Told you I’m forgetful and now you also know I’m sentimental over books.
- The Journal of Awesome by Neil Pasricha, author of the other Awesome books and the blog 1000awesomethings.com
Given to me one Christmas from my 3 kids. They can be sentimental too. Check out the series of books and the blog. They really are awesome. So are my kids.
- Who Will Cry When You Die?: Life Lessons from The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin S. Sharma
Sharma is one of my favourite authors and The Monk book is on my top 10 of all time list. I like lists. And I like Sharma.
Well there’s a bit more on the shelves of my desk but I don’t want to bore you with the rest. I’d rather hear about what’s on your shelves, desk or otherwise. Care to share some of the most intimate details of your life and who you really are with me and the rest of the world? Good place to do it is in the comment box below. Go for it. Maybe you’ll learn something about yourself in the process. Or find something you’ve been looking for on the shelf. Either way, you’ll win and so will we.
Image source: PictureQuotes – postscript: Margaret Atwood is a Canadian author. I’m Canadian too. Cool eh?