This week, share something that satisfies you.

Photo by Jen H.

“Enjoy the satisfaction that comes from doing little things well.” — H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

I really like office supplies. I like the colors, the designs, and the way they smell, fresh out of a package. I like that they enable me to produce beautiful things, organized things, creative things, necessary things. Even though most people I know use digital calendars, my personal calendar is pencil and paper, and I live by it.

This weekend, I got a new pencil sharpener with titanium — titanium! — blades. I sat at my desk for twenty minutes, sharpening pencils, creating a colorful, perfectly pointy graphite bouquet. The feeling of satisfaction I got from such a simple task was probably absurd to some, but for me, it was enough.

Photo by Jen H.

This week, share a photo of something that brings you satisfaction. It can be monumental, minor, or something in between. We can’t wait to see your contributions.

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  1. My satisfaction comes from the love I have within my life and the goofiness that results from it.

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    1. I just noticed this post asks for a picture showing what satisfies you. I wrote a post today. My favorite thing to include in my posts are snapshots of text messages from my boyfriend. Some of the things he writes have endless value to me and I like to share them to make my writing more real.

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  2. Nice challenge. I have some problems with the pingback, but there just might be a delay. There are two things that satisfy me in my post today. A cup of black coffee in the morning and the sunlight that matches the light in the magazine photo:

    Have a nice week!

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  3. Remembering that depression is a disease just like cancer and not getting angry with my partner of 10 years and not feeling alone although he’s with me not speaking most of the time.

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  4. I love stationery too! I just commented on that very fact in one of my free writing sessions. What better way to start the day than cracking open an new notebook or pen? Happy to bump into a kindred spirit.

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    1. I thought about stationary today. My mom had a collection of those pretty papers for love letters way back a a decade or so ago. They smell nice.

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  5. Great Post. I definitely agree with satisfaction through doing little things. Sometimes, I sit near the water, listen to waves and feel the wind. It is the best moment and you feel satisfied with what you have at that moment of life.

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  6. Love the picture and the nature of your writing. It’s great to see that it’s something so simple yet satisfying to your eyes.

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