Just My Inspiration…

Bertha…just…coined a new word…inspirationist…of course…she was describing herself…who else…

She was responding to a Twitter friend…who gave…Bertha…credit for inspiring her to create a website…featuring the wit and wisdom…of her elderly grandmother…I’ve read her tweets…and I promise you…I’ll be sharing the link for the website when it’s ready…because…Granny…always has something to say…and…she’s not afraid to say it…and…I want to hear it…

Anyway…being known…as an…inspirationist…must have gotten her to thinking…because…she started…reminding me…that…inspiration…often comes from the most unexpected of places…when…I’m busy doing something else…like…yesterday…I was driving to work…and…the plot to a psychological thriller…came to me…and…that’s not my genre…not by a long shot…so…I’ll probably never use it…although…just this minute…she turned it into a comedy of errors…

Hmmm…

But…whatever…she went on to say…inspiration…can be about anything…from the color to paint the living room…to what to cook for dinner…to the next bestseller…to coming up with extra money…to…well…to…anything

She said…the best way…to allow inspiration…into my life…is to remain…open…to it…that…I close the door…when…I worry…when…I look for solutions…instead…of…allowing them to find me…in the form of inspiration

Of course…she reminds me…that the…ation…ways of…allowing inspiration into my life…are…appreciation…meditation…contemplation…affirmation…vacation…celebration…imagination…visualization…

Okay…looks like I’ll be spending some time in the contemplation chair…or…Granny’s rocker…or…just riding down the road…I’m feeling inspired already…

Jane

Embracing the Change…

We went to a reception…welcoming our new principal to the community…to the school…this week…it was a lovely celebration…the mayor spoke…members of the community spoke…parents spoke…the superintendent spoke…staff members spoke…all welcoming…and offering…full support…to the principal…the school…the students…

It was a beautiful evening…lots of good energy…lots of hope for the future…everyone on the same page…

Of course…Bertha…attended…she never misses an opportunity to dress in her finest…and…highest…heels…and…she had a wonderful time…but…she was quick to point out that…the evening reminded her of my life…

Huh…

Well…according to…Bertha…it’s all about embracing change…and…even…gulp…celebrating it…

Berthareminds me that…only a few months ago…our new principal was asked to leave…her…school…where she had been for a number of years…had been quite successful…was well loved…by the…students…staff…community…and…begin again…at our school…

She could have refused to…come…if not in body…at least in spirit…but…she embraced the change…

Bertha…also pointed out…that our school’s community…loved and supported our former principal…it would have been easy…for them to balk…to refuse to work with the new one…to set her up to fail…instead…they embraced the change…they threw a party…

She then goes on to remind me of changes in my own life…times when I didn’t…embrace…the change…times when I kicked and screamed…and…swore…life would never be okay again…yes…I can get a little melodramatic

And…I remember those times…what I also remember…is that…bar none…life was not only okay again…it was actually better…as a direct result of the change I had so resisted…

So…Bertha’s…challenge…is…that…from now on…instead of resisting change…that I embrace it…throw a party…celebrate…the coming of the unknown…knowing that…it will be…better than before…

Jane