Different words that Inspire the soul
Different words mean different things to different people in their daily walk through life . Like for instance the word car to some might mean a beautiful red BMW. And to some one else that same word conjures up a mental visual of a 57 Chevrolet.
Sharing my words that inspire
I would like to share with you a couple of the words that inspire the soul for me.
The word “cooking”, some of my earliest memories are of my dad teaching me to cook.
He would stand me up in a chair and then let me add the ingredients as a young child.
My dad was a cook in the Navy in his late teens and early twenty’s. He was a good teacher because he was passionate about cooking. He was taught by his mother, who with 10 children had to have help from the older ones.so by the time he went to the Navy he had a good grasp on the “how to” in cooking. But, that’s another story for another day.
My father showed me how to use a cookbook as a tool and that just because it said, to use 1 cup of sugar didn’t mean you couldn’t change the amount. And that changing those ingredients to suit your taste was what made a good cook. That being able to think outside the box was a good thing for a cook to learn.
Putting what I learned from dad to use
For instance I have never liked or enjoyed overly sweet desserts so when I make cookies or pies I will adjust the sweetness according to my tastebuds. If the cookie recipe calls for 11/2 cups of sugar I will try 1 cup. You get the idea I’m sure. He taught me a deep satisfaction in a job well done that you could see as well as taste and enjoy.
At around age 35 I started doing catering for other people’s special occasions. On weekends and off days. To me something I love so much could never be considered work. It’s like going to the ocean for weekend for me it’s so relaxes me and fills me full of special fond memories of my dad and home in our kitchen which inspires me to cook more.
Art is an awesome inspiration
Another word that inspires my soul is “Art”wethers is sketching, water colors, painting, or crafts that show art. Even woodworking to me is a form of art. But for the purpose of this article we will try to limit it to the art of food carvings. Nearly everyone is familiar with the carved flowers at Chinese restaurants and carved cantaloupes seen in some fancy restaurants. Just to give you a visual those are good examples.
While I am self taught primarily through books and internet as I’ve said before I believe you can learn to do anything their are no limits except the ones we create for ourselves And my Hobbies are all great sources of stress release and relaxing to me in through and while doing many years of hospice.
Music feeds the soul and inspires me
My next word that inspires my soul would be “Music” this is one of mt favorite things when I’m tired from a long emotional packed day working. Or maybe just sitting on the deck with a cup of coffee as the Sun comes up. Before the day even starts. Listening to the music, letting seep into my soul and give me peace all the way to my toes.
Well some I’m sure are asking what I like to listen to for me it’s instrumental gospel songs. And I just let the Angels sing the words straight to my soul to bring peace, healing, comfort and joy.
And most of the time wether I am cooking, carving, woodworking, or sitting in my easy chair I will put my head phones in for my music fix. And almost always in the car going from place to place.
While I could think of a few other things that inspire me these are the most important ones.
Let Me ask you what words inspire you to the soul and define who you have become?
Elaine and I would love to hear your answer and thank you for reading with us today.
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