As I sat in the quiet this morning with my first cuppa-Joe and looked out the window, I began thinking about inspiration. What is inspiration exactly? One definition I found said this: “Stimulation of the mind or emotions to a high level of feeling or activity.” I began thinking about myself and thought about what things inspire me. Good food definitely inspires me, that was on the top of the list for sure. Other things that inspire me are beautiful colors, friends & laughter, my children (when they’re being silly), flowers, yummy smells (coffee for sure, oh and bread too), and the ability to see life as a blank canvas. Those things inspire me. If life is a blank canvas we have the freedom to work with the twists and turns and seek happiness in every direction we turn.
This week has been inspiring for me in may ways. I enjoyed getting outdoors and planting in my flowerbeds. I began a painting project (with the color yellow!), created a few freezer meals for my family and began a sewing project for myself on a breezy, summer dress. I find inspiration in all of these things because they are creating something purposeful and beautiful.
I currently live in the country and I find inspiration in nature almost daily. I enjoy the way the trees sound when the wind blows, the variety of wildflowers that grow in the woods and the way nature seems to live in harmony with itself. When I lived in the city, I found inspiration in architecture and even the way the sun shone through the tall buildings.
What inspires you? Did you create anything inspirational this week? Where do you see beauty?