Day 29 (Find your melody line first)…

Reading this morning I’m reminded of C.S. Lewis – Putting first things first doesn’t make second things less, it makes them more. What are you putting first today, somebody else’s ideas or your own? Are your second, third, and fourth things in proper priority? Are you busy balancing and fitting things in or are you comfortably integrating work and life dreams around your ever stronger sense of self?

Chateaubriand was right – “A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both.” Are you beginning to understand why this quote opens this book?


The order matters. Find your melody line first, friend. Are you?

1 thought on “Day 29 (Find your melody line first)…

  1. Have a found my melody line? No, not yet. I’ve found melody lines I’ve liked though, and that have kept me on the path. I’ve also tried forcing it but it turns out that doesn’t work, and I need to just keep writing.

    Man did I write this morning though…”You can’t get 2nd things by putting them 1st. You get 2nd things only by putting 1st things 1st.” This CS is new to me and sent me down the CS rabbit hole. Thank you for sharing that. It brought me back to a buddy’s talk about priorities a while back, and of course to Matthew 6:33.

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