When my oldest daughter was a toddler we would often tell her, “Keep trying,” when she was having trouble doing something. She caught on and I’d hear her telling herself, “Keep twying. Keep twying,” in her cute toddler voice.
It’s easy to want to give up when things are hard, but often we need to just push through. Sometimes taking a break helps. When I was at the lake, I would lie down on the bed with the blinds open. While resting I could look out at the lake and feel refreshed.
Then, when we come back to whatever we were doing it doesn’t seem so hard. I worked on this painting over several days, and then wrote a haiku based on Psalm 23:2. I love the final version.
When I write a poem it doesn’t always sound right at first. So I read and edit and try different things until I find the right words to convey my meaning. Sometimes it comes easily. Other times it takes a lot of work. Here’s a haiku of three stanzas I wrote on a warm summer’s day.
One more haiku for your enjoyment:
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