Inspiration. To be inspired. To inspire others. As someone who draws on the energy of others – for better or for worse – I find it essential to keep my eyes open for outlets or opportunities to create anew, or enhance my reality.

Surroundings are sometimes beyond our control and you have to bloom where you are planted to keep from being defined by something false. I believe in the power of changing your thoughts to change your world. God looks out for me a lot more than I deserve, also. Right when I start to feel myself going off the tracks I am often redirected to the positive – by a good book, good conversation, or simply an inkling of encouragement. Today I have so much to be thankful for because I have chosen to live my life through a different lens.

Smokey Bear