Being a visual artist, I get to buy sketchbooks. Being in what I have taken to be the stationery capital of the world, I get to buy Taiwanese sketchbooks with Hello Kitty and the Eiffel Tower and questionable English on the covers. My most recent sketchbook purchase was for a new project, and I needed sturdy paper that could handle water media and my nervous ambition. The one I bought had excellent paper, but also this quote on the cover:
Your presence is a gift to the world.
You’re unique and one of a kind.
Your life can be what you want it to be
Take it one day at a time.
Focus on your blessings, not your troubles.
And you’ll make it through what comes along.
Have belief in your ability.
Persist, have courage, be strong.
So keep writing, I guess. Your paper believes in you.