Different words that Inspire the soul
Different words mean different things to different people in there 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.
I would like to share with you a couple of the words that inspire the soul for me.
Sharing a memory
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.
Learning the how to’s of the kitchen
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.
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
Another skill learned along the way
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.
I’ve added a few photos of things I have made at some weddings , some at baby showers ,and wedding showers.
My next word to inspire my soul is “Art”
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 there 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.
And last for me but,not least Music for my soul
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.
Figure out what inspires you,to be you!
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.
“Frankly my dear I don’t give a damn” Rhett Butler
Those words gave Scarlett O’Hara the daily inspiration for her mantra “After all, tomorrow is another day”
What is the origin of the term inspiration?
The term originates from the Latin “inspire” meaning to breathe. Some describe the term as a person or thing that inspires. A divine influence directly and immediately https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/order/signup?a_aid=666d4f11upon the soul, mind, or words of a person influenced. Or the process of being mentally stimulated to feel something , to do something .
There are many synonyms for the the word inspiration as follows , stimulus, incitement , guiding light, muse, timely idea or a catalyst.
What is the purpose of being inspired
I am so glad you asked. It is a blue print, a pathway, to reach our goals, desires and helps us breathe. Not to take up space but to make a difference in our lives and perhaps help others to breathe as well.
How do we stay inspired?
We stayed inspired by reading free daily inspirational quotes every day .Allow me to share with you.
1. Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me. Carol Burnett
2. Motivation comes from working on things we care about. Sheryl Sandberghttps://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/order/signup?a_aid=666d4f11
4. Your gonna feel so much better when that pain stops. Bob Potts
5. I am tough you can take it. Bob Potts
6.With the right kind of coaching and determination you can accomplish anything . Reese Witherspoon
7.You are enough just as you are. Meghan Markle
8.Life changes very quickly, in a very positive way, if you let it, Lindsey Vonn
9. You get what you give. Jennifer Lopez
10. You must do the things you think you can not do. Eleanor Roosevelt
Life Can Often Be Hard
In my family growing up I had three younger siblings and I mean much younger like 12 yrs and one was14 months older. I can say like many others we were a very dysfunctional family.
While my mother and I never had a relationship my dad an I did. Even though he drank way to much at times he had a brilliant mind, and had 3 different degrees one was in mathematics. And another in engineering,and he had a compassionate heart.
Look For Life Lessons
He was always inspiring me to not let anyone tell me, you can’t do that. He would tell me there’s nothing you cannot do if you set your mind to it. If you don’t know how to do something,learn how.
Don’t ever limit yourself by just saying you can’t do something, that old saying “can’t never could do nothing” is true.
That inspiring lesson from my dad has served me well all these 61 yrs, I remember when I decided to learn woodworking. I couldn’t afford to take classes as I could barely pay bills back then
Putting that inspiration in motion
I started out making flower planters in the shape of swans and flamingos and some regular square and rectangular….. I wasn’t exactly professional well ok,they where awful at first. But,in my defense we didn’t have google, and internet back then at my disposal so I read, yep read like, whole books! Everything the library had. And the more I read and practiced the more I noticed the awful pieces were not so awful anymore. The books where giving me life’s daily inspiration. And I didn’thave a woodworking shop back then.
I had a hammer regular size and a smaller one And an abundance of nails in different sizes. And a tape measure.
Back in the ice age when I was young before computers and such you went to the hardware and bought nails by weight. But, that’s another story.
I had a jig saw and a hand drill and I made a lot of mistakes as I learned, and remembered my dad saying, you can do anything you want to do.
Gradually those mistakes took shape and became some well thought and accurately made pieces. My neighbors wanted tp purchase them. And I started selling at flea markets. And through the years I have continued to learn and make wooden chests and beds and decorative shelves and have redone campers, and built outside decks.
All because my dad, became in this instance my life’s daily inspiration.
So let me inspire you to take the “Can’t” out of your life and do whatever you set you mind to. You Can , and you can , even change your mindset ! IT IS A CHOICE AFTER ALL AND AS GOD AS MY WITNESS I WILL NEVER GO HUNGRY AGAIN !
Sorry , I get carried away with Scarlett O’ Hara , I meant as God as my witness I will live my life to be an inspiration to others and live LIFE to the fullest!
What inspire you to be you? Please let Elaine and I hear from you about your answer.
Scarlett and Elaine