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What inspires you?

in·spi·ra·tion noun \ˌin(t)-spə-ˈrā-shən, -(ˌ)spi-\ something that makes someone want to do something or that gives someone an idea about what to do or create: a force or influence that inspires someone

Inspiration. I find it in a variety of places. Looking out over my on my deck, I see a beautiful day with clouds just wanting to be named. I see the marsh with the highest cattails I’ve ever seen. It’s an amazing summer day here in Madison Wisconsin. I'm inspired.

I'm inspired too when I read new books. I'm inspired reading biographies like Becoming by Michelle O'Bama and I love Madeline Albright's new memoir Hell and Other Destinations about how she's living the life's a daring adventure motto after she retired. These women and so many more inspire me.

I'm inspired talking with a good friend.

Moments of inspiration abound.

The issue is catching them. Realizing what a great gift each inspiration is for me is part of what I look for each day.

Looking for more inspiration, I remembered to go back to I have a few favorites I wanted to share. I hope you'll find some inspiration here as well. If these are new for you, enjoy. If you've seen them before, take a second look at what you can learn from them again. Pick one! Enjoy.

Randy Pausch: Really achieving your childhood dreams. This Ted Talk always reminds me of what's important. I admit to having a Kleenex handy every time I watch Randy share his life and reaching for dreams. Amazing what one might say knowing you're dying, isn't it?

Diana Nyad: Never, ever give up. Wow, I'm always inspired to see Diana jump into that water. Diana epitomizes a woman who doesn't know the meaning of the word no.

Elizabeth Gilbert: Your elusive creative genius. Sometimes I forget I can catch my elusive genius and be creative. Elizabeth has a wonderful way to remind us that creativity is possible in our daily lives. We don't have to take the Eat, Pray, Love trip to understand what we can do each day to make it special.

What is your inspiration for your HEART DREAMS today? Can you share some inspiration with us?

Hugs. Be Safe. You Matter

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