edit : Please note that the author of the wonderful post about love and her sister Petra mentioned below was written my Amy Mc Cracken on the 3X3X365 blog, and not Kathryn Schuth. I am fixing my art work to reflect that too. Big Oops on my part !
I have been getting inspired by so many incredible women these days.
So many examples of inspiration that it would be impossible to have them all listed in one post.
But I wanted to celebrate and share just a few today.
Today is actually the birthday of my wonderful friend, Darlene.
Happy Birthday, Dar !
Darlene has inspired me in so many ways throughout our 16 year friendship.
Most recently, she has inspired me to walk my talk, and put the lessons I have been learning into real practice.
She has also inspired me to be a true friend, offering love, support and understanding unconditionally.
I love you dearly, my Friend, and I hope you celebrate all the wonderful things you are today !
Now, anyone who knows this blog, knows how much of an inspiration Miss Patti Digh is for me!
Well, recently, Patti has joined with two friends, Amy McCracken and Kathryn Schuth. The threesome has embarked on a year-long writing and photo adventure on the blog :
There has been something that has touched my heart in every single post that these remarkable yet ordinary ladies have done since January 1st!
Amy wrote something that touched me to my very core as she shared just a glimpse into her love for and relationship with her sister, Petra, who is no longer in this world.
I was inspired to create this journal page and Rock Fairy self-portrait in response to her words:
I think I will work hard on remembering and recognizing my own beauty today…
Of course, last week I was in the company of some incredibly inspiring women down in FLA.
I am still assimilating all of the inspiration that can be gleaned from my time with them.
They definitely inspired me recognize my own beauty.
And also the beauty in all the world around me.
And I will credit Miss Beth with inspiring me to find a new way to get this body moving, in spite of the fact that the winter has made me feel like I want to stay in my cozy nest.
Ain’t no reason not to shake a tail feather in the nest and dance my bootie off, right, Beth ?
So I encourage you to do like Beth does, and shake it this morning…
Turn it up loud, now !
And do the hustle to it if you feel like.
Whatever you do, make sure you take the time to dance to this awesome song :
Happy Monday, You Inspiring Boys and Girls !