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What Gives You Inspiration?

On beautiful summer days, both the weather and the outdoors are often sources of inspiration for me. Taking a walk near a beautiful river, or sitting at water’s edge is both peaceful and motivational. It reminds me that there is beauty, simple and complex, in the world.

The other day I took my daughter on a walk and picnic lunch on a beautiful trail by a gorgeous river. The river is very pristine, with lots of rocks and clear water running through it. It’s a treasure that I am fortunate to have found.

Nature has a calming effect on me in many ways, (unless I am looking at all the weeding that needs my attention, or snow that needs shoveling). Gardening can be a peaceful hobby, as can taking a walk outdoors during the early hours of the morning or at dusk.

Doing something rewarding — whether it’s volunteering or a job well done — can also be motivating. Sometimes we have to remind ourselves to look for the inspirations around us.

What motivates you? Share your thoughts here.

P.S. I also found a little inspiration in my salad the other day at the river — check out the onion in this picture.

Riverside Inspiration

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2 comments

1 Chris { 08.31.11 at 4:13 pm }

Wow! Cool onion! Hope you thought of someone special when you saw that!

2 RhondaLynn { 08.21.11 at 4:01 pm }

Well, to kick things off…. God is my inspiration

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