I have to confess that I didn’t feel particularly inspired or creative today. Instead, it was one of those days where it all felt like a long, repetitive, energy-draining slog, and no thoughts came to mind for a Nurturing Thursday blog post. So, after work and laundry, I spent a little time browsing through word-art images in the hope that something inspiring would turn up. What I found was this timely reminder:

Word-art that says "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit." - Aristotle

Life may have its dull moments, but because character is formed in large part by everyday habits, just going through the day and getting things done without drama is not a bad thing. Even on days that feel less than inspired, it’s good to keep in mind that in a few years, we may look back and realize that we accomplished much more than we knew at the time.

Nurturing Thursday was started by Becca Givens and seeks to “give this planet a much needed shot of fun, support and positive energy.” Visit her site to find more Nurturing Thursday posts and a list of frequent contributors.


  1. Those ole Greek guys knew a thing or two, didn’t they?
    And a very good reminder about life’s rhythms – up and down, slow and fast, dull and sparkly…
    It’s all about daily practice 🙂
    PS I loved your comment – yes, it does look like a big rubber stamp – maybe it say ‘excellent’ on the bottom 😀

  2. Each day — whether brimming with optimistic outcomes, downward swirls, a no drama/crisis day or a stable status quo day — lessons are there for us — and sometimes, just getting through the day in one piece, or sticking to our “chores” to keep life moving — is a Red Letter Day! Thank you for sharing your day and connecting to Nurturing Thursday!

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