Inspirations from Nature & Springtime Creative Musings

Spring is in the air! Even here in South Florida, we’re inspired by that sense of renewal and re-birth that comes with Spring equinox.

Migrating birds flutter through my yard, and despite the early dry heat this year, tiny flowers are blooming. The grass, dormant for most of the winter, is starting to grow again, and soon we’ll be wishing it would slow down.

We’ve been blessed this week to have glorious weather and that seems to be positively impacting everyone’s mood. More sun in the early evening helps, too.  And I’m reminded that days like these are not unusual in this paradise I choose to call home.

And I stop for a moment to give thanks and to appreciate myself as a unique part of this masterpiece of nature, this universal energy, this divine master plan.

And I give thanks to my creative muse, recognizing that maybe it’s time I name her… I’m open to suggestions here, for sure.

And I give thanks for the simple gift of tiny springtime flowers I was given this morning. Picked from my yard by my partner, Bill, these delicate inspirations from nature were presented to me with the delight and glee often seen only in small children.

Quickly I gathered them for a snapshot . They were too delicate to survive for long once picked. And truth be told, I wanted to memorialize this moment of joy.

You see, those delicate flowers are defined as weeds by most. Yet some of us choose to see and experience their beauty, inspired by the colors, the shapes of the petals, and the pure essence of nature’s glory.

So I share this little story with you today, and encourage you to stop, if only for a moment, and let your muse out to play.

There is nothing more to living a purposeful, authentic, joy-filled life, than to nourishing your soul with love, staying open to inspiration in any form, and to simply connecting the tiny moments of pleasure together one baby step at a time.

In the spirit of wisdom, wellness and prosperity,

I send you many, many blessings–

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  1. Nanette, aloha. What a beautiful and inspiring post. Like your spring bouquet, what are often called weeds by others, grace my home.

    Quite honestly, I cannot add anything more to your post so will close with your wonderful statement:

    “There is nothing more to living a purposeful, authentic, joy-filled life, than to nourishing your soul with love, staying open to inspiration in any form, and to simply connecting the tiny moments of pleasure together one baby step at a time.”

    To which I add Amen.

    Best wishes for a terrific week. Aloha. Janet

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    Nanette Saylor Reply:

    Aloha, Janet. Your greeting makes me smile.
    Hawaii holds special memories for me and is calling me again this year.
    It is my intention and hope to inspire others — and I appreciate your affirmation that I do.
    Wishing you well–
    Nanette

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  2. What a lovely example of the power of perception. Those flowers are absolutely beautiful to me too because of the thought and love behind them. =) Thank you for reminding and encouraging me to string together those little pleasure-filled tidbits of the day!

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    Nanette Saylor Reply:

    Sarah,
    I choose each day to perceive beauty and love in the world and to encourage others to do the same. And by doing that, it reinforces my belief, too. So on we go, we like minded souls, paying forward the lessons we’ve learned from those who have come before, proclaiming them in our unique way.
    Enjoy the little things today!

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  3. Nanette,

    How rare it is to see people appreciate the small wonders. You captured the beauty of those freshly-picked flowers and although the inspiration will stay with you, you brought immortality to the moment visually with the picture.

    ..then you graciously shared it with us.

    Your post made me stop and re-read it. Most of us don’t spare our time to truly enjoy these moments in life. It’s refreshing to see that you are savoring them.

    Jon

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    Nanette Saylor Reply:

    Well, Jon, I hope that you will “spare your time to truly enjoy these moments in life” a little more each day.
    It took me many years of living life as a “stress junkie” and a couple of serious wake-up calls before I began to appreciate that it was possible to live my life differently and still be productive.
    I’ve found that changing how I experience my life is really as simple as savoring those moments, sharing them with others and being grateful for the gifts.
    Enjoy!
    Nanette

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  4. What a beautiful post :) Unfortunately, spring is a bit further off for those of us in Wisconsin (they’re still predicting snow for this Friday!), but I hope to be enjoying the flowers soon myself!

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    Nanette Saylor Reply:

    Sarah-
    Yes, I keep hearing that snow is still in the forecast. All the more reason I choose to live in SoFla!
    Wishing you well– Nanette

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