There are few phrases that irritate me more than the attempted pat on the back of “It’ll happen when you least expect it.” When I was single, well-meaning, happily married or disgustingly-in-love couples would rub each other’s shoulders, listen to my bad dating stories, and wave away my doubt and misgivings by buying me a ticket to the land of “least expect it.”
Some of you are going to think I’m just an idiot. If you already thought that, well, this is just confirmation. I had a couple of ceiling fans installed in my house three years ago. The guy who installed them is a local contractor, a neighbor, and a friend. He knows more than me and has experience in these things. The problem was that only one of the fans worked properly.
I heard some advice for writers once saying we should picture a reader as we write. Some writers have even gone so far as to put a picture of their spouse or their grandmother atop their computers.
I picture God as I write. And here’s why…
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Putting Out the Fire Isn’t Enough
My First Book in Five Years
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Impress Fewer People and Connect with More
Confession: I Like Winning More Than I Like People
Do You Only Matter Because of What You Do?