Thursday, March 13, 2014


I am a day late with my post. But that is only because I have been -


Having a great deal to do.


I was too busy to notice it was past time to post on my blog.


Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it. Henry David Thoreau

I do not have a regular paying job - a job outside the home - so a lot of people may think of me as not being busy.

Since being married, I have been a mother and wife.  None of these are paying jobs, but they sure kept me busy and still do.
I used to craft and sew. I never received much payment for this, but it sure kept me busy.
Now I write. I have never received much payment for this, but it sure keeps me busy.

Writers are always busy writing, editing and submitting. Then we start the process all over again.
We are busy as a bee. But that is an overused cliche, so I should change it to say - Busy as a writer with a deadline!

Maybe if I keep too busy to look for it, like Henry David Thoreau said, success will come when I least expect it.

Success is not always measured by the amount of money you make.  Success is also measured by the amount of happiness in your life. At least I think so.

My quote is: Stay busy, be happy with what you do, and success will come when you least expect it.

Stay busy and you won't notice the time fly by.

What have you been busy doing lately?

Posted byJanet Smart  on Creative Writing in the Blackberry Patch.


  1. I love that clock. There's one like it on the wall of a small diner where I sometimes meet a writer friend for breakfast. I have been busy...writing.

    1. Hi Marcia, I think the clock is kind of neat, too. It's what I feel like sometimes - a little mixed up.

  2. I quite understand being busy. It's the same with me. Something all the time. You take care, Susie

    1. Susie, I was once told that keeping busy keeps you out of trouble :o)

  3. Busy, huh? I feel like my world stays on the busy train, but I love everything about my life. Keep busy with what you love; I know I will.

    1. Hi Casey, we may be busy, but at least we are on a train to somewhere. I do love to write, or else I would have quit a long time ago.

  4. Being busy doing what we love and what matters to us is what has always mattered to me.

  5. Oh my gosh...what a great post! And so true on the busy. A good word of the week, I must say.


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