mission: MUSE - "what inspires you?"
by guest muse kim klassen
When Tammy asked me to write about inspiration it seemed like a no brainer. I mean, there’s the Inspiration Studio, full to the brim with inspirational contributors. There’s the Café with all kinds of amazing people popping in and sharing their love and encouragement. But as easy as I thought it would be...it just wasn’t.
Basically, it’s been one of those weeks. For no particular reason...you know the kind... When a funk just hits you and won’t go away. I have felt rather uninspired and really quite blah. Not enough so that I stopped creating.....but not my usual over ignited, crazy inspired self. So I have been going through the motions sort of speak.
But, there has been one place this week where I have felt myself...where all was right again. That was out on the trail with Ben and his ‘cousin’ Sophie... breathing in the cool, crisp air...soaking up nature, and watching the 2 of them play. Their tails wagging... pure JOY! The funk would lift, and once again, all was right in the world.
So when I looked up the definition of Inspiration I smiled to myself:
Inspiration: definition: the drawing of breath.
I believe the trail, especially this week has been my saving grace. If I didn’t have Ben here...wagging his tail, eagerly waiting for me to put on my shoes and coat... I would not have made it off this chair. I would have said... not today...and just plugged away...grumble, grumble...
Today I celebrate my pets...Ben and our sweet Andy boy, before him...Sophie too...One of the best gifts life has given me. And I celebrate breaks from routine and work...fresh air (even when it’s cold and miserable out)... giving us a chance to regroup and carry on.
Kisses to you, sweet Andy in Heaven... I miss you.....