You reach a point in your life when you think to yourself…”Self, there has to be more to life than this.” One thing is certain, there is a beginning and end. But, it’s what you do in between those two points that really makes life worth living. I truly want to make an impact in the world. Although, I will be thrilled with just my local yokels…I believe I am reaching further than that. My plan to rule the world is working….muwahahahahahahahaha (evil laugh if you needed explanation). Just kidding, nothing evil about this. This is pure inspiration for others and mainly myself. It was time for me to find a passion, a purpose, an appreciation.
I believe that each and every one of us should strive to make an impact in one individuals life a day. There’s no reason we can’t. It can be as simple as a kind word, a kind gesture (I said kind), or a simple “I thought about you today” gift. What’s stopping you? Absolutely, positively nothing at all.
First, a little history on my blogging experience…there is none! I never liked to read people’s blogs, never had a desire to, and never even thought about it. But, one day, I read a friend of mine’s blog, and I was inspired. She writes about things that happen to her in her own life, inspirational thoughts, and has great hostess and party ideas…not to mention, some great recipes ideas as well! You can find her here… www.peppermintpretty.typepad.com
Secondly, I had my blog up for a month and decided to nose around at some other blogs. Yes, this sounds bad when I say “nose”, but I truly was wanting to find out what others were writing about. Fortunately for me, I ran across another Southern Food Blogger very randomly. He writes the most descriptive stories filled with tons of wit. He writes about Southern experiences and inspiration, has some great recipe ideas, and never ceases to make your mouth water when he’s talking about some of the food (especially the sweets he recently blogged about). He has been extremely helpful in my journey, and you must check him out! Find him here… www.holypoachedegg.wordpress.com
Lastly, just for now…because I am sure reasons will continue to be added with the one constant of inspiring others…there is that one constant…I received notice that a friend had posted on my wall through Facebook recently. I pulled it up, and this is what I found… “I have been reading your posts about the website and today I decided to go and look around. I think it is wonderful!!! What you are doing makes me almost want to cry. My great-grandmother was a wonderful cook and i have many memories with her in the kitchen, my love for cooking comes from that. Reading you talk about Maw Maw’s soup makes me Thank God for time that my Mama Gladys was a part of my life.” This is what it is all about folks. Bringing people to life through their own personal memories and…FOOD!
As cliché as it might sound…food really does bring people together. It has a strange power over us. Smells, tastes, textures of food all have the power to jog our memories and inspire us. This, and all the above, are why I do this…
So, go out there today!!! Inspire someone…or at least make the first step towards it!!! Or how about this??? Change your own life…make yourself happy…inspire yourself…you’re worth it!
Now…a few photos that I have taken, that have inspired me in different ways…