Sunday, August 22, 2010

Writing inspiration

How is it that there are times when the words seem to just flow beautifully but others when even stringing a sentence together is tricky?! I have started another blog as a way to update family and friends with what I'm doing. That way this one is more just musings and the randomness of the title. I confess I am completely random sometimes.

But I digress.

I had such inspiration beginning the blog to tell people my news. Now I'm not sure what to say next. What do people want to know?! I mean, I'm incredibly nosy in many ways so I like to know lots. But I'm sure others get bored... and I certainly don't want to be accused of TMI (the hideous crime of sharing Too Much personal Information).

But now I am here, without much inspiration and without posting anything for several days... I'm going to have to go back to some of those other wonderful blogs I've read where they talk about how to do that most terrible of terrible words: discipline. It may just have to come to that.

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Need for pictures!

Goodness there is a need for some pictures here! A little colour and beauty perchance?! Ah another search... yay!

Beauty and practicality like this (what could be more practical than food? But how much would you hate doing this for your kids' lunch boxes every day?!):

Wanna guess my favourite shoes, and favourite colours?!

And a little something for inspiration:

And... just to be totally honest here... I'm listening to "Don't stop believing" sung by the cast of Glee while I do this... yeah, I know. Totally sappy, and not really for my age... But I'm brave and I can admit it ;)

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What I'm reading: The Lie of Significance | Kingdom Strategist

This comes from a blog I've quoted before... I thoroughly enjoy this guy's thoughts. I've been thinking about this since I read it the other day. If my life already has meaning and I don't have to do anything to prove that I'm significant then I can relax on so many levels. It certainly helped me to give myself permission to take time off while I was so unwell with flu this last week! Hope this inspires you as it did me. See what you think:

The Lie of Significance | Kingdom Strategist
"I can not give your life meaning because it already has it.
You are significant not by virtue of who you are or what you do or where you work or what clothes you wear or how much you give to charity.
You are significant because you were made significant. You are significant because you were created by a Creator. You are significant because God imagined all of life, all of history, this entire world and he imagined you as part of it.
God’s vision for his creation includes you. It would be incomplete without you.
Despite the hardship and suffering, the pain and the loneliness of life. Despite all that you endure that tears you down, pulls you farther and farther away from the source of God’s perfect love, your significance is secured in the very fact that you exist. Because this is how God chooses for it to be.
You are you because God would not have it any other way.
How would you live life differently if you were freed from the persistent need to find significance?"
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Thursday, August 12, 2010

What I'm reading: Seth's Blog: Exploration and the risk of failure

You know, I've been struggling with some of the huge ideas that float through my brain. Do you ever have that? I have so many ideas every single day. But I struggle with the thought that I could try and it won't be like I wanted it to be, or that someone will say it was dumb, or... well, I'll feel like a failure. But I've just read this post from Seth Godin:
Seth's Blog: Exploration and the risk of failure

I don't mind being the person who seeks stability sometimes. But if I want to try these ideas, then I need to be the brave person who is willing to try the idea even with the possible failure facing them. After all, even if it doesn't work out, it won't actually be a loss.

My dad, who is the most fantastic encourager and sounding board for ideas, has been trying to get me to look at how I approach things, and especially not to jump to conclusions that restrict the flow of potential for ideas or people to grow. I love it when things I read and stuff I'm talking about get all brought together... and it helps develop my thoughts!
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