Author: chocolatebarsforthoughts

Nature isn't Silent

Nature isn't Silent

Spirituality
I spend an excess of time walking. And not for a purpose of gain. Just. Walking. I think about it a lot, but in odd ways, like how can I walk along every street in my neighborhood without retracing my steps – left from my house, then right, left, left, left, right. Sometimes, when I’m walking through the park near my house, I’ll see if I can notice something different each time I make the loop around the park. A tall tree, a strangely patterned leaf, the way the lake is moving or still. I tell myself stories when I walk. Sometimes, the stories about the faeries that are playing in the leaves, or fanfictions of ships that I wish could be, or brainstorming the continuation of the novel I’m working on. I’m always talking as I walk. Unless I’m singing. But, I’m usually talking. Talking and

Inspiring Minds Want to Know

Spirituality
What makes me feel inspired ... Movies. There is something about a movie (or a book) that can disconnect me from the day-to-day chaos for a couple of hours. It can take all the thoughts that are going on in my head -- pick up the milk, I need to work on this document for work, did I make that bill payment -- and put them on hold. I can see amazing things happen -- from a superhero learning to fly to a young child inspiring a person to be the best they can be. I can see amazing creations and worlds that I know don't exist, come to life before me. That inspires me. When I finish a movie, even a mediocre or bad one; but especially a good one -- I am inspired to go out and do. I am inspired to make an impact. Inspiring Minds Want to Know -- What inspires you?