Stop and smell the roses! The pause that refreshes!
Advice that reminds us to take some time away from our busy lives and enjoy the present moment. From time to time, I stop what I'm doing and alight upon one of @poetwist's daily poetry prompts on Twitter.
It is a delight to see how people respond so positively to her pause for poetry. I have watched people grow in their writing as they feel free to take risks with Kayt. She is always so encouraging in her comments and welcomes all who care to take a step into the garden of creativity.
In response to her poetry prompt "breathe" I posted the following:
Living. Breathing.Breathing. Living.Inspiritus - Inspiration - Spirit.Awaken. Breathe.Live. Now.
Then, I was reminded that our good intentions, when released, are not unlike bees going about their business, doing what bees are wont to do. Buzzing from flower to flower, pollinating, so that we can enjoy the fruits and flowers of their labour.
I was fortunate. I had an opportunity to see this poetry prompt pollinate a work of art. A few week's ago, Kayt emailed to ask my permission to post my poem with the work of art that it inspired. Check it out on her post entitled Inspiration and Serendipity! Thank you, Kayt!
We may not always be able to see how what we do reverberates through our lives; inspiring, changing and enriching us in many ways. A word, a gesture or a risk taken. These can pollinate a whole new garden of possibilities.
What would you secretly like to do but don't do because of the fear of not being good enough or the fear of failure?
Isn't it time to start?
Inspiritus - Inspiration - Spirit.