WARNING: THIS POST HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH FOOD!!!
I am a total foodie (yes it is actually a term on Wikipedia), but I've got to admit that I've been in a little bit of a funk lately. Nothing serious, but just not feeling quite myself. (I'm sure the long 6 months of winter has something to do with it!) My normal passion for food and cooking has been on the back burner as have a few other of my passions.
So I wanted to take a minute to write about the power of words and the incredible power of books. "Aspire" is a book that was given to me by a dear friend (Veteran Mommy) and I have read it more than once. Each time I do I learn a little bit more about myself. I recently started listening to some conference calls that theauthor offers (free of charge) each Wednesday night. It is pure inspiration. The idea of the book and also the coaching calls is that we each have unique gifts and talents that can lead us to our own path.
Too often too many of us go through life without tapping into our true passions and talents. We may never reach our true potential. And even when we are headed on the right path, sometimes we find ourselves a little of course. Well in my own particular life, these are the times when I am also totally "off" with my eating. Which brings me to the question, "what came first, the chicken or the egg?" Did I start eating poorly, and then as a result of crappy food and poor nutrition start to veer of course? Or did some decisions in my life put me in a tailspin where I simply didn't care what was going into my body? I personally can say that I have experienced both.
When we live our life with purpose and direction, it tends to trickle over every aspect of our lives. From our work, to our relationships and even to how we nourish ourselves. This fantatstic book, time and again, and helped me to redirect myself to stay on the course that I have chosen. It is wonderfully written, and positively uplifting. I am truly amazed at the power of words. Thanks Kevin.
On a similar note, I read a book last week that I will NEVER forget. It is a hidden gem that is worth searching our. It is called "Hidden Messages in Water" by Masaru Emoto. It is astounding scientific proof of the incredible power of words. If you don't want to take the time to read it (which I highly recommend you do), you can google it and seem some of the photo of water crystals and they were affected by words, pictures and music. Just remarkable.
My words and thoughts have a much bigger impact on my life that I before realized. We are a product of our thoughts, and so often those thoughts are powered by words. So for today I am sending you all a shout out of 2 very powerful words: LOVE & GRATITUDE!