As I have stated before, my blog is not a “travelogue” or a “how to do anything” type of blog. What I aspire to accomplish here is a little bit of everything I guess. Life takes me in many directions, some are interesting, some are entertaining and some are inspiring.
There are days when I may get a bit of writers block and on those days I don’t post anything. I mean why rattle on just for the sake of having a new post? Then, there are other days when stuff just pours out of me and I may find myself posting 2 or 3 times in one day! I love it when that happens because obviously something happened that inspired me to write.
This leads me to the word “INSPIRATION”. The reason I bring this up is because we are a society filled with depression and anxiety. Everyone has problems and sometimes those problems can be a bit overwhelming. I recently found myself in a bit of a “funk” after my husband left again for the ship and like clockwork I could predict my sleepless nights and cranky moods creeping to the surface.
Luckily, after one week I was able to snap out of it and get back to what’s good about my life. What inspires me to get out of bed every day varies, but I think we all need more of it! More art, more music, more fun and more love. In the Spirit of Christmas and the beginning of a new year, I am reminded of how much beauty there is out there.
From the sparkling Christmas lights on a neighborhood home to taking a flight and sitting next to a charming 5-year-old girl named “Alana” from Buffalo, NY, who chatted my ear off, got the entire plane to sing “Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer” and tugged on my arm to meet her mom at the airport. These are the beautiful moments that make life so special and worth living.
Today’s inspiration is about having no fear and doing what you love. For appreciating how beautiful life can be and for having the guts and young spirit to sing Christmas carols on an airplane. For painting a picture and sharing it with the rest of the world.
Anna Murdin is a very talented artist from the U.K. I encourage you to click on her website and check out her art. I especially love the note cards she makes with her paintings of flowers. She is young and doing what she loves! To me that’s inspiring!
Enjoy and Happy Holidays!