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What Inspires Me #2
Oof, I’ve had a lot going on lately. What a rollercoaster life is. I thought it was time to share another post on random things that have inspired me lately, in hopes that you’ll share as well.
(Here’s a link to my earlier post, on why I really wanted to focus on inspiration rather than gratitude right now.)
Let’s get right into it!
We went to the movies to see the next Miles Morales film, Across the SpiderVerse, and dare I say I liked it even more than the first movie? No spoilers here, but at one point I looked over at my teen and she had covered her mouth with both hands, completely shook at the twist near the end. You gotta love a great film that inspires kids and adults.
My peonies are blooming, and they smell amazing, like soft vanilla and rose. I cut a bouquet before a rainstorm, and they have brightened up our bathroom.
So many strawberries! Two of my garden beds are overfilling with strawberries, and it brings out the child in me every morning as I wait for them to ripen.
Graduation season makes me so nostalgic. I watched my youngest graduate high school this weekend, and knowing this marked the start of her adulthood, it was bittersweet and inspiring to witness the beginning of someone else’s journey. I also taught many seniors at the same high school, so it was overwhelming to recognize so many proud faces at one ceremony.
I’ve rediscovered a love for playing cards and making puzzles. I bought a cheap puzzle on a whim and started it on the kitchen table at breakfast for anyone to complete throughout the day. I didn’t even say anything to my family, I just left it there and it began to magically complete itself throughout the day.
Of course, at the end of the day, one piece was missing, and my daughter started searching the area. “Where is it? Did the cat knock it on the floor?”
And I said, “I bet Dad took it.”
She shook her head. “Why would he do that?”
“Because he has chaotic villain energy.”
My husband suddenly appeared in the kitchen doorway, pulled the piece out of his pocket, and grinned evilly. “How did you know?”
I smiled and snatched it from him. “We’ve been married for a LONG time.”
Opening windows in the spring after a long winter is one of my favorite times of the year. Even our two cats love it.
I bought a bird bath for my birthday in early May, and put it outside our kitchen window. I spotted the first robin using it and snapped a pic. It’s so cute watching birds splash around in it.
What has inspired you lately? Let me know in the comments!