Monday, June 22, 2009

Say It With Me

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I left the first ten pages of my new WIP on the kitchen table last night. I printed it out to do a little review and revision.


This morning, when I woke up, it was still on the kitchen table, but now it had pen marks scribbled across the top.



They were from my husband.


He wrote:



You are good.


You can be awesome.


I think you will.



How's that for a mantra? Say it with me, "I am good. I can be awesome. I think I will."


It is hopeful, inspiring and motivating.


What's your mantra?

30 comments:

L.T. Elliot said...

I think that is the hottest thing a husband can do. Man. I hope you hugged and kissed the devil out of him for that!!!

Robyn said...

My mantra is, "I think I can, I think I can." Hey it worked for the little red engine.:0) Your hubby is sending awesome vibes your way, girl. Yeah!

Lady Glamis said...

I think that's one of the sweetest things ever! Awww. My mantra is "I can write better than this..." And I'm not talking about my own writing. :)

Your husband rocks!

Yunaleska said...

That's sweet! Very true. I follow Lady G's view :)

JKB said...

This is so sweet. I love it.

<3 <3 <3!!!

Aretha Forrest said...

awww, thats real nice

Wendy said...

Very cool! He's getting points, isn't he? :D
~ Wendy

MeganRebekah said...

What a sweet thing to leave for you!

Michelle said...

(Smacks self on forehead)A mantra! Why didn't I think of that? Mine is usually a vague, "You can do this" or something similar.

Lady Glamis, I like yours too. I've said that a few times myself.

Hooray for all the supportive spouses. I've got one too.

Scott said...

I'm making my partner read your blog post. I want some inspiring words written on the manuscripts he sneaks out of my office to read when I'm not there! Yes, he does.

The words are inspiring! I think I'll post them on my bulletin board!

S

Janice said...

Give him a big smooch for me. Love it.

Cindy said...

That's awesome! What a wonderful husband :D

quixotic said...

What a great mantra, and what a great hubby for writing that.

Liana Brooks said...

That is sweet :o) Whenever I find scribbled notes it's from my children. Usually in an illegible scrawl.

Jeannie Campbell said...

okay...mr. hilmo is incredible. this response is for him:

keep it up. that's exactly what your wife needs to hear ALL the time! what a great support you are. kudos.

Lynnette Labelle said...

That's sooooo sweet! He's a keeper!

Lynnette Labelle
http://lynnettelabelle.blogspot.com

Sherry Dale Rogers said...

Its nice to have encouragement. You can do it.

B.J. Anderson said...

Awwwwe. Sniff. That's so cool.

lotusgirl said...

That's so sweet. I love that he took the time to read it and comment. Encouragement is what keeps us going when the inner naysayer rears his ugly head. I tell myself "I can do it. I have the ability. Keep working."

Abby said...

That is awesome! Supportive husbands are invaluable!

Lisa and Laura said...

That is the cutest thing ever! I love your hubs!

Tess said...

Yes, he's a keeper. Thanks for the comments guys. I'm serious about making it my mantra...and I like some of the ones you all have written. It helps to have actual words instead of a generalized thought...at least it does for me :)

Kelly H-Y said...

Wow ... what a great hubby!!! :-)

Corey Schwartz said...

Your husband is awesome! This might be my favorite blog post ever :)

Danyelle said...

Beloved Spouse Creatures are the best!

Sarah said...

That is a great mantra (and a great husband)! I think it finds the balanace between celebrating progress and being committed to even more improvement.

PJ Hoover said...

Wow, that is awesome! Good husband!

superpaige said...

That is SO sweet! We used to have a saying, "Do you look good? Do you feel good? Are you trying hard?" I even had keychains made up with our little saying on them.

Monica said...

you are lucky to have a man like that. Mostly i get rolling eyes and a 'what did you say' when i talk about writing or anything writing related.

Tess said...

Friends: It was a nice thing, for certain AND it has made me think about what I am doing...if I am being as supportive to my hubby, kids, friends... Good thoughts to have.

Danyelle - I will now and forever call him my beloved spouse creature. That phrase rocks.

Paige - love your mantra!

and, Monica...it's been 18 years of 'training' - lol. but, seriously, I'm not afraid to ask him point blank to be more supportive or outline what I need. Amazingly, when I do it with a nice smile, he responds.