Ordinary Sparkling Moments

There's a whole lotta' sparkle in my life right now. Sunlight on snow, icicles hanging from the eaves, smiles on my kiddo's faces. I'm loving it. I'm also loving this book by Christine Mason Miller.

I won it during December's month of daily giveaways over at Shutter Sisters. Nights that I actually discipline myself to get off the computer before 10pm I reward myself with little reads from this book.

bedtime reading

Certain parts of the book are more "self"-orientated than I am wholly comfortable with but otherwise it is very thought provoking; inspiring me to savor and enjoy the ordinary sparkling moments that make up the story of my life.

The book itself is a piece of art and I've decided it's a keeper where usually I pass books along to make room on the bookshelf for the next read. I've also given myself permission to underline, circle, write notes and mark it up however I like. Those margin notes reveal a lot of my heart. Another reason I'm keeping it.

There is one page that is especially marked that I keep coming back to. I contacted Christine to ask permission to post it here, she graciously agreed, and my copyright-conscience is clean in posting this. {underlining added}

When we focus our energy towards constructing a passionate, meaningful life, we are tossing a pebble into the world, creating a beautiful ripple effect of inspiration. When one person follows a dream, tries something new or takes a daring leap, everyone nearby feels that energy, and before too long they are making their own daring leaps and inspiring yet another circle.

As this cycle continues, the world is lifted, and we are all encouraged to be that much more bold in the dreams we dream for ourselves.

Together with my best friend I'm dreaming, big dreams. I'm also working at building a passionate and meaningful life. Despite the fact that it's the dead of winter I'm filled with hope, expectation and creative energy.

Anyone else feeling that way these days?

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  • Jamie

    Jamie on Jan. 30, 2009, 11:26 p.m.

    Oh yes. I'm definitely feeling the ripple effect of inspiration. I'm so inspired by creative things people are doing all over the world. My ideas folder is begining to overflow. So many projects. So little time. And yet I can't stop this momentum. I'm along for the ride.

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  • Andie

    Andie on Feb. 1, 2009, 3:45 p.m.

    ...getting there. January was rough but I'm think February will be full of creativity and inspiration. Btw, love, LOVE, Loooooove that icycle pic. Holy cow, gotta jump over to flickr and fav that. Mwah, a. www.andieedwards.com

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