New Project – 31 Words in 31 Days
Today I’m starting a new project. Everyday this month I’m going to focus on a positive word. It’s kind of an experiment. I have felt myself going in a very negative direction; from work, to friends; to my family, I’m just not myself. So this experiment is see if I can shift my energy by using the power of words.
Today’s Word: INSPIRATION
As a creative person, I think inspiration is everywhere but lately I haven’t been noticing anything I’d classify as “inspiring”. So to get me out of this funk, I pulled out my photos from Italy. These don’t always inspire me, but they make me happy. As I was going through them, I realized I haven’t taken any beautiful pictures lately. So I grabbed a few of my favorite photos hung them in my office and went on with my day.
Later in the morning, I had to run an errand in another building and during my walk I was noticing all of these picture perfect moments. The way the sun was shining through the trees, a squirrel watching me from behind a rock, a late-blooming flower, inspiration was everywhere! It didn’t matter that I didn’t have my camera with me. I was so happy I was seeing all of these wonderful things. Now, most of these things were there yesterday when I took the same walk, but today I noticed them! I wanted inspiration to come to me but what I really needed was to open my eyes to the inspirational world around me. Inspiration is everywhere!
in·spi·ra·tion (in′spə rā′shən) noun
1. a breathing in, as of air into the lungs; inhaling
2. an inspiring or being inspired mentally or emotionally
1. an inspiring influence; any stimulus to creative thought or action
2. an inspired idea, action, etc.
4. a prompting of something to be written or said
5. Theol. a divine influence upon human beings, as that resulting in the writing of the Scriptures
Peace, Love, Joy & Harmony!