Inspire - 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes

Go for a walk they say.
Find inspiration in the trees and wind and the ground you walk on.
Pay attention to the details of your life they say.
See the beauty in the ordinary; really see what’s in front of you.
Go to the gym and clear your mind they say.
Let the repetitive nature of the treadmill or lifting weights bring you ideas.
Sit down and just write they say.
Keep the pen moving or your fingers typing and see what comes.
Bake cookies, paint with pastels, or color with crayons they say.
Being creative in one way leads to creativity in other ways.
Play with your kids they say.
Build with blocks and make forts and be inspired by their creativity.
Take a few moments to meditate they say.
Clearing your mind allows for space so inspiration can find you.
Read a good book they say.
Use the words of the great authors to bring you inspiration.

There are so many ways to seek inspiration, so they say.
But what does inspiration say?


Do you hear that? 

Inspiration is calling.
It’s waiting. It’s ready.
Inspiration is in the trees and the meadows and the sunsets.
It’s in the playtime and rest time and the moments between.
It’s on the paper and in the books and all the spaces between.
It’s on post-it notes, the back of receipts, and notecards.
It’s in the baking, cooking, and feasting.
It’s in the quiet and the chaos.
It’s all around.


**All month I'll be participating in 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes. Each day I'll take some time (sometimes 5 minutes and sometimes a little more) to sit down and write. It's about the discipline of writing each day. It's about listening to the words from within. It's about letting creativity work in me. I'll share my writing at some point during the day on my blog. Thanks for reading.