Boring Ol Me

I don’t remember the last time I was truly inspired. I have read inspirational quote, articles, and had things touch my soul, but to be wholly inspired, that has been a long time.

Last week I had a vacation from work for the week. We didn’t go anywhere or do anything exceedingly special. We spent time together, went to a few parks, spent time with our families and relaxed. I spent a lot of time writing. I was attempting to finish my book I got quite a bit done, but I am still working on it.

I also spent much time reading. I had started reading “A Girl from the Limberlost” by Gene Stratton-Porter. She was one of the most famous female authors from the state of Indiana. I had never read any of her books as a child, but I dearly wished I had. I was enthralled with her…

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The little things

It’s amazing the small things that leave such a large impact on our lives.

A couple of weeks ago I was writing letters to my friends in England and Finland.  I thought it would be nice to send a little letter to my friend I worked with when we lived in Florida.  I normally talk to her via text message.  She was one of the people who encouraged me to write my novel.  She has always been my biggest fan.  I started writing a short story, she loved the bit that I had so I expanded it into a novel.  We used to take our lunch hour and discuss plot and what I was planning and when the next installment would be done.  I moved and lost much of that motivation to write since she wasn’t there cheering me on.  Recently I started writing again and have nearly finished the novel.

I wrote her a little note letting her know how much I appreciated her friendship and support over the years.  That she holds a very special place in my heart and without her this would not be possible.

The week passed and I found it odd that she didn’t acknowledge the letter.  I just let it go thinking maybe she didn’t receive it or it wasn’t anything to her.  Two days ago I got a text message “Wellaaaa!  OMG OMG I love you!”  She had nicknamed me Wella because she claimed I was a well of knowledge, even though I insisted it was a pit not a well, since wells are useful.  My little note made her so happy and in turn made me happy too.

I was just happy that I thought of sending her a letter just to let her know I think of her and she is a special person to me.  You never know how happy it will make someone.  Never underestimate the small things in life!

 

Grand ideas

At work today I had a grand idea and I have started putting it in motion. Approximately a year ago we had a small group of individuals that got together on Thursday evenings for a yoga class. The organizer of the group passed away earlier this year from colon cancer. Since he has been gone our little yoga groups fell apart along with our work wellness committee. Today I was thinking how it is so hard for me to stay motivated in my practice. I believe it is because I have no accountability. I am not letting anyone down but myself and as history show I am apparently okay with that. So I touched out to the six or seven individuals who were in the yoga group to see if they were interested in starting back up at no or very minimal expense. Explaining I have a membership to a yoga website and would be willing to share it a couple of days a week. So far two have mentioned interest in it. Which makes me excited.

But this also got me thinking, why don’t I get in touch with our HR representative and volunteer to do a monthly wellness newsletter. I have enough resources at my finger tips to get this done. And if any of my blog followers feel so inclined to volunteer I wouldn’t turn down the help 😉

Here’s to good luck on this new adventure!

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