As my few readers have probably been able to absorb form my blogs (I think 5 so far!) I usually have a theme surrounding each entry. Basically, I sit down with the pressure of the blog, trying to determine what in my life is happening now that is both substantial and interesting. I typically think of a buzz word that sums it up, and although the buzz word is never specifically mentioned, it sets the tone for most of what I have to say. It certainly keeps me on track, as I have an innate tendency to move around rapidly and without much detail in my path. The buzzword in my head directs these blogs to what I hope is a more specific message, while still letting you see the real me, which is very much indeed a lady who is all over the place!
Some of my past buzz words and themes have been directly connected to my travels or important events that are somewhat easy to write about, but the in-between times are a bit more difficult as life has the tendency to appear mundane. But when you really look, or better, I should say when you really listen and feel what life is giving you in each moment, it is much more interesting than at first glance. The initial blog was about keeping my eyes, heart and mind open, an inspiration from a summer spent in Tel Aviv and traveling all around Israel and for the first time in many years. Then there was the blog that focused on new beginnings and dreams, centered on the opening of the culinary center, making and leaving friends, and dealing with many important issues in my life at that time. I covered themes such as appreciation when my travels through Mexico recently for work and fun allowed me to remember yet again how life shares with me all the uniqueness it has to offer and how I am grateful that I continue to take risks that allow me these experiences. I covered relaxation and getting away from it all last month, but the truth is I was so successful at it that I never got around to posting the actual blog. My get-away to Miami to finish the Summer Herb Blurbs and the Blog was a big eye opener, in that sometimes we must let go and move on, and in more ways than one this little getaway trip did just that.
So all that being said, what is this month’s theme? When I sat down to write (which is right now!), I started to just feel inspired by all the rest, like there was this little rocky trail or path that I have been following that really lead me to right here. So where is here? Here is a place where I feel refreshed and rejuvenated, not so much physically as mentally, and not only in my professional life but my personal life. Life seems to be leading me to a place I have been trying to get to for a while, one that has been hard to get to while running the grand ole Ger-Nis empire, a place where inspiration meets preparedness. I think I am finally closer than ever to being prepared to be inspired in the best ways possible. By people, by events, by simple acts of kindness, by gentle sounds and by all that I get to be a part of in life.
I have had the grand pleasure in life lately of meeting some of the most interesting people doing some of the most interesting things, and I feel truly inspired by all of them and all that they do. There is a new found gentle recognition in me that leads me to be more of a witness and less of a leader. It is indeed a strange place for an ARIES and lady of my “bossy” character, but it is also a place I am slowly feeling more comfortable in. From that place I am beginning to attract people that fit into this new scheme, people who are truly inspiring me to be a better person overall both professionally and personally.
I guess in the end, this is the true point of inspiration. It can come from anywhere but when it is allowed in, it has the power to accomplish major changes for the better. Who can complain about this? So enjoy the theme behind this month’s blog—Inspiration. Hopefully you too will learn to look around a bit deeper and with gentle conviction move to greater places!
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