The merrigolds that I planted about 13 weeks ago are blooming, giving me a nice view from my desk.
I liked them for their colour, and the fact that they are hardy and I couldn't kill them even if I tried.
I'm going to plant more flowers for Spring, so when I look up from the laptop I see a nice inspiring view. And it feels great to see something beautiful and know that you had something to do with its creation.
In terms of writing, I got an email from someone I respect asking to quote an article that I wrote in his next book. Now, that was just nice.
As a writer, it made me appreciate the fact that, long after I've written and published a piece, maybe even forgotten about, people still read it and find it useful.