Inspiration is a spark of color in an otherwise bland landscape. It is the voice that whispers "what if" in our ear. It is that idea that won't leave until it gets our attention. Inspiration makes us feel alive and powerful, full of energy and possibility.
Inspiration is the whisper from the universe that points us in the direction of our purpose. But will we pay attention or will we get distracted by life's echos? This place of creativity beckons us to join it from time to time. However, it is our choice whether to pay attention and follow its guidance or travel the sure-footed path we have planned for ourselves.
I received the inspiration to write this book after being diagnosed with thyroid cancer and subsequently reflecting upon what mattered to me in my life. Examining my role as a parent and wishing I had the knowledge years ago that I now possessed, led me to the decision to write a book about my experiences and reflections. As a private person, this place was uncomfortable on many levels, but it was sprinkled with many moments of joy, satisfaction, and fulfillment. Those moments were enough to carry me through.
This book has been a labor of love and has a piece of my heart and soul in it. It has touched the deepest part of me and in doing so, has led to areas of growth and clarity. The words came through me and took on a life of their own, needing to be said and needing to be shared.
These moments of inspiration are gifts we discover in our otherwise predictable routine. When you have such a moment, savor it and cherish it. Make a choice to envision what could be. Take a moment to ponder "what if" for anything is possible.