What does it mean to be inspired?
The dictionary definition that I like the best is: a divine influence or action on a person believed to qualify him or her to receive and communicate sacred revelation.
I think of it as the act of drawing in breath, breathing in God’s heart and mind.
You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go and see what happens.
Like most of us, I have a dream. LemonadeMakers is my vision that pulls me through each and every day. The space it currently occupies is a wide chasm from where I believe it can go. I know, from the bottom of my soul, that this is why I was born. And if I let my mind go wild, it is terrifying to think of everything that I need to do in order to grow it into what it is meant to do.That is where inspiration comes in. It gives me the confidence to admit I don’t know it all, but I can find someone who does.
It gives me the courage to think outside the box to figure out a way to get everything done on a shoestring budget. I love the saying that if Plan A doesn’t work there are 25 more letters in the alphabet. Plans that don’t work are how we grow into the person that create Plan X, Y, or Z and become that “overnight” success everyone talks about.
It helps me use my favorite words of improvising, adapt and overcome when I come up against 2-ton boulders that block my way. It gives me super powers to blast those boulders into pebbles and continue on my journey.
It gives me the grace to let someone else take the wheel when I am tired and not think that I have to do it all myself.
I can still believe in myself, and receive help from others.
It empowers me, refueling my tank when it is low to keep on the path to the next destination. It helps me to realize that I am not perfect and that is ok. That what seems to be the slow journey sometimes is ok. That I deserve the grace of the divine.
It challenges me to remember that change is a good word, a positive word, and not something to fear. Every now and then it is helpful to look in your rearview mirror.[su_spacer]
We don’t want to live our life from this rear view mirror, but looking at it once in awhile, does bring into focus how much we have changed and grown. It gives us fuel to continue our journey, knowing that more changes are coming.[su_spacer]