Inspiration pours in from every conceivable direction. Moments like this validate my decision to look westward as a final destination for living my life. Moments like this make me realize how truly small I am, and the realization sets in that there is no doubt of the presence of a power much greater than myself who created all of this beauty. No human hands could have ever created such magnificence, and for that I am humbled beyond words.
This morning, I sit on my balcony and look at out the majestic mountains, knowing deep within that I am exactly where I was intended to be. My daughter lies asleep in our resort room, exhausted from two days of house hunting & sightseeing. The 18 year old girl who very rarely ever picks up a book, choosing instead to watch hours of mindless tv at home, actually read an inspiring book cover to cover in two days from this very balcony. If that isn’t inspiration, I don’t know what is, and if you knew my daughter as do I, you would understand the significance of that!
Today, as I sit here drinking coffee on this balcony overlooking God’s creation at its finest, I feel inspired to begin anew. All of the dreams I have talked about, written about, and thought incessantly about are slowly becoming a reality. There were times at which I thought this was another one of my grand plans that I would most certainly never make a reality. With still a few hurdles to overcome, I feel confident that another chapter of my life is being written at this very moment. I will not put the pen down, I will not allow myself to be distracted by those little doubts and fears that find their way in, and I will continue to put one foot in front of the other. I am finding that the only way to fulfill your dreams is to simply take one little step in the right direction, do the next right thing, and do everything in your power to not look back over your shoulder. The moment is now!
What kind of world do you want Think Anything Let’s start at the start Build a masterpiece Be careful what you wish for History starts now…
– Five for Fighting
The lyrics above are from a song entitled, World. I heard it while listening to my Pandora app in the car and it nearly made me pull over. I remembered something that happened when my now-18 year old daughter was in three year old preschool. One day when I was picking her up, her teacher pulled me aside and told me that Megan had handed in her artwork and proudly exclaimed, “Here is my masterpiece!” We laughed at how funny that word sounded coming from a three year old. But I digress….
The song brought that adorable memory back, and made me smile. However, there is so much more significance for me to the lyrics from the song. It made me think of how so few of us live in the moment. Many of us wake up each morning dreading the day ahead, worried about the future, and feeling regret from the past.
What if we looked at this moment as the start of our lives? We have the ability to live for right now. So why not make a decision to stop whatever it is we are doing at this moment, and think about what kind of world we want? We can “think anything”, “start at the start”, and “build a masterpiece”. We can do anything we want with our lives (within reason I suppose!), live anywhere we choose to live, and be whoever it is we want to be.
So, be careful what you wish for… Your History Starts Now!