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Thursday, February 08, 2007

My Inspiration

Quote of the Day

"So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they're busy doing things they think are important. This is because they're chasing the wrong things. The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning."
--Morrie Schwartz

My Happiness Today

I got to sleep in a bed with clean sheets, clean blankets, no dog hair, no baby puke and no matchbox cars hiding in the covers. It was heaven...

On My Mind

As I've mentioned, I'm participating in the 40 Days of Scrapping Purpose at Divine Digital. So far this has been a really neat experience. Basically, they give you something to journal about via a scrapbook page that helps you think more about yourself. I'm a little behind--I just did Day 6 and they're on Day 8 but with two babies that is pretty good! Anyway, I got to thinking about what inspires me, not just with digital scrapbooking and photography, but with life. So I decided to start a list. Maybe I'll add to this list later, maybe not. I don't know. But today what inspires me is on my mind. So here goes:

My family--includes my husband, kids, parents, inlaws, cousins, nieces, nephews, dogs, cats, etc.
Now to the fun stuff:

Coffee (you know this was going to be on the list)
Ice Cream (pistachio, blizzards from DQ, coffee, bubble gum ice cream at Baskin Robbins)
Light (natural light and the way it hits things)
Poetry (Carolyn Forche, Anne Sexton, Sylvia Plath, William Stafford, Mark Strand, Adrienne Rich, Sharon Olds, and many, many more)
Sesame Street (yes, I find it inspiring and funny and takes me back 40 years)
Laundry ( there is something about making things clean and the way laundry smells fresh out of the dryer)
Christmas Lights (I like the colored ones)
Historical Fiction (makes me glad I live in this day and age)
Butter (real butter)
Bread fresh out of the oven with a bowl of homemade soup
Fine Art Photography (too many favorite photographers to name)
Candy Hearts (you know, the Valentine kind)
Peeps (now you can get them all year round)
Dan Zanes (my boys love his music and so do I)

Gotta stop here, Henry pooped...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

i totally need to make a list like that. :)

peeps would definitely be on it although i know from experience that four is my definite limit (or three if they are purple.)

10:59 AM  
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Be well,

6:46 PM  
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