“All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost.”
Happy Friday IPOM readers and fellow blogging friends!
Yesterday was a fun day of travel for work, evidenced by the relaxing seaplane trip I took to do my business, and the slight break in me and the families normal routines.
Days like yesterday are truly refreshing.
I dare say they are also quite inspiring.
“Promise me you’ll always remember: you’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”
~Christopher Robin (to Pooh)
Especially when my surroundings are cloaked in fresh ocean air and brilliant morning sunshine.
Fuel comes in so many forms, doesn’t it?
Our food is certainly our primary source of energy, and nothing could be more inspiring (or deliciously promising) than a basketful of greens and a few spare hours to create in the kitchen.
Turn up the tunes, widen the smile, get on your (kitchen-friendly) dancing shoes, you favorite tattered apron, and away you go…
But as much as I love those times (and I LIVE for them) – give me a sunny day, a pen, a few empty pages, and a fresh outlook and I’m fed on a whole new level.
I often fast on a travel day too – making sure to catch up with healthy sustenance when I really feel hungry and hydrating with lots of fresh water and herbal tea for comfort if I feel like it.
The day seems to fly by when I do this and before I know it my mind is clear and so is my body.
Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart…”
I am curious to know with all you fabulous and inspired (and in turn, totally inspiring!) bloggers out there, just what feeds you outside of the wonderful food we all share and revel in?
A Recipe for Inspiration (all items optional):
- (1-2) good shots of fresh espresso
- (1) ball point pen
- (1) clean notebook (I have sooooo many)
- (1) good sleep the night before
- (1) bottle of fresh water
- (1-2) rays of sunshine
- (1-2) long deep breaths of fresh air
- (1-2) moments of silence
These few simple ingredients make for a super calm, super relaxing time – no matter where you may be! Of course you can add or delete as you wish..
With all we have to do in life, it’s not always practical to get away on that much needed vacation in the sun, and it’s not feasible for many of us to just jet away on that silent meditation retreat we think will do us a world of good (ever tried just not talking?!).
Sometimes the best we can do is to work with what we have right in front of us.
This moment. Today.
So with that thought, I’d love to know your recipe for inspiration, and what feeds you….
“I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart.”
~Vincent van Gogh
Coming up for your eating and cooking pleasure:
- Summer smoothie
- Lentil curry
- a little something with chocolate and coconut!
As always, I absolutely adore your comments…feel free to share with us below!
I hope you all have a truly inspiring day!
Yours in Less,