Sundays have always been my favorite day.... I woke up this morning and all I could think was how I'm so incredibly grateful for this brilliant, beautiful life that I live in.
The mountains were perfectly clear today, the smell of bacon and coffee filled my cozy little home, my sweet man kissed the side of my face and called me "precious." I was grateful for the bed I slept in, the blanket that held me like a cocoon and the sleep that was pure serenity.
Lately, I've been running my mind into the ground, overly exhausted and mentally strained....I haven't had the time to just BREATHE, or enjoy all of the incredible things that are right at my fingertips- they've all been overlooked by stress, worry, anxiety over the future and money and all of that fleeting, "important" business, that exists only in your mind..... I've conditioned my thinking so much to worry that when I have nothing better to think about, "worry" is my default setting. If only all the energy spent thinking about the future was channeled into the present we'd be IN our happiness. We would be peace.
Today, I am grateful presently- I have fed the creative little monsters inside, funneling only that which BENEFITS me into the mind that carries me through my days..... since when did stress do anything but harm?? It's a completely useless emotion that needs "undoing" and "rewiring" in so many of our brains. Today, I am emptying the corners of my mind that have stored up years worth of expendable nonsense, emotions that exist only for the purpose of "having something to think about."
I am inspired by;
French music- the delicate syllables and darling coo's...it makes me want to smoke a long-stemmed cigarette, in a claw foot bathtub while eating cupcakes and drinking champagne;
I am inspired by the paintings my Father has collected from places we've traveled to all over the world, Monmartre, Riomaggiore in Cinque Terre Italy and more- for the story we attach to each picture and artist we met, fingers covered in weeks worth of oil and rainbows, coffee stained teeth and weathered faces;
I am inspired by characters- larger than life, erratic, quirky characters;
I am inspired by the people that have reached out to me through this blog, with emails, letters, comments and things- I adore all of you and your stories. Thank you for opening your heart and sharing your brilliance with me ;)
Thanks for the awesome shirts! (check out this store, you'll love her stuff) and thanks to Whiteflash for the pretty pearl earrings!!!
I am inspired by the people who surround me, the photographers, dancers, singers- you push me to be the best version of ME, to use the gifts that I have been given graciously, to not withhold my unique presence....through your energy and creativity I am energized.
Matt Morris, if you don't have his album- get it. Scott McCormick and his stunning pictures and Boulder Acoustic Society,
WHAT INSPIRES YOU TODAY.... a song, film, person, place ???? Share it with me!