My husband and I have an appointment with a local church, the Compassion Ministries division is going to see if we qualify for help with our utilities, perhaps a food box and maybe even dental needs. I feel humbled that we have reached that point, and it inspired me as well . That there is those out there in the world willing to help complete strangers. We do not even attend the church and they are willing to see if they can help. I am keeping the faith that they can. We have been turned down already by a couple of aides due to earning too much on paper. I feel when the timing is right we will be helped with what we need. We just need to continue to ask. Soon , I am hopeful our pleas will be heard by the right ears.
I am also inspired by myself. OK, before you say "JUST HOW VAIN CAN YOU BE??" Let me explain. If you have been reading for a while you know that several months ago I embarked to take control of my over eating, my exercise, or lack of, and loose some weight. I did not think I could loose much. With Fibromyalgia and the water bloat it adds, and the slowing of the metabolisim, pile on being middle aged and possible thyroid issues...in the the past loosing a single pound has taken me nearly a month. Despite seeing the scale go up and down due to water fluxes, I have continued with my determination to loose at least 10 pounds. Not for vanity, but for health. Yesterday, I hit the 10 pounds lost!!! Of course today I am up because of the holiday and I have not been able to walk as much this past week due to weather...point is I did it. And in doing so have inspired myself to keep at it and try harder to eat better now that I have learned to eat less.
I am not sure what more I want to loose. If any. It sure feels better when I look in the mirror and see inches gone, clothing fitting better and my face does not look as bloated. I am definitely inspired to at least maintain and work on other parts of me. Eating habits, emotional health, and dental health as well of course.
During this transformation of my body I was inspired to go from gray hair, to black, to black brown, then to dark mahogany and now back to a bright copper red. I wanted to feel bright, alive and more youthful and one way is hair . It was affordable and quick! Something despite money woes I was able to do ( with a bit of $ help from my oldest daughter) , and I instantly felt better. Sadly it does not match my avatar for the blog, but hey Ruby is after all my alter ego, and who knows, Rebecca , the middle daughter might gift me a few newbies for Christmas. *GRIN* I have yet to decide on a hair length. I was inspired to go very short, but now that it is red again, am thinking going back to a cap style cut might be the way to go....I will let you know what I decided. Impute always welcomed too.
BEFORE Longer and Salt and Pepper
NOW , short and Coppery Red
yep....thinking went too short. Looked better a bit longer. Guess since I can not afford a hair cut AND buying the monthly box of color......
Another thing that inspires me is God's handy work, his creatures and many times specifically birds. They just always leave me in awe. I love imaging that I am a bird and can soar and swoop and dive thought the air. Seeing the Earth below from a new perspective. So when I can get close to one of the most amazing of God's creatures, the Hawk, I simply just stop in my tracks and stare at their beauty, their strength and commanding presence. I was lucky enough the other day to snap this on my morning walk.....thank goodness for zoom LOL!!
How can you NOT be inspired by this???
Very often I am inspired by people and friends and people who read and post comments to my blog. One such wonderful lady reminded me to reach for what I want. Believe it will happen , draw in the Law of Attraction from the Universe and use it ! Make things happen. So of course the first thing I did was do my fav past time and create an Attraction Board. I have an inspiring Attraction Book for my home decor dreams...keeping faith that one day we shall own a home and be able to furnish how we want again. And now I have one for my dream of having a beautiful smile, Clear Choice Implants, and it being a gift from , well who knows....but here it is.....
While I was at it, I made one for fashion/style and included a few head shots of people who inspire me in all areas of my life ( can not see all of the images as they go up the side...but trust me they are there and represent people that are comfy in their own skin, are unique, have made something from nothing and are living a grand life ...not to mention have wonderful fashion and style......
So there you have have it . What is inspiring me today, and what I am doing to start attracting things I want in my life ( well the vanity type of things) , it is a work in progress. Because of course I need to get back to the magazines and create boards for security in our finances, happiness in our marriage, and attracting all sorts of other positivity to our lives. I can not promise I shall not fail in keeping the faith and positivity flowing from time to time, and sharing that here. As that is part of my journey through life , the ups and downs. I am just hoping that soon there will be much more "UP'S" than the opposite.