Every once in a while, I enjoy looking through the various volumes of Life’s Little Instruction Book. Whenever I do, I find a small nugget of truth that strikes home with wherever I happen to be mentally at the moment. This morning, I found these in Volume II.

“Don’t dismiss a good idea just because you don’t like the source.” People at all levels and in all parties in our government could make good use of this if they had the courage.

“Don’t waste time waiting for inspiration; begin, and it will find you.” This certainly applies to my writing and the temptation to wait for my muse to appear. As I learned so well from my friend and writing mentor, Harvey Stanbrough, we must trust our subconscious and write the next sentence, then the next, then the next . . .