Spring is usually my most motivating season of the year. When the warming days chase away the chill of winter and a rainbow of blossoms brighten the world. I then want to rejuvenate everything in my life, all at the same time. From Spring cleaning the house to reorganizing my life to revitalizing my writing. This year, the energy to make all that happen seems to be trickling into me rather than coming in familiar, mountain moving bursts (LOL I say mountain moving because if you truly saw what all I want to accomplish in my heart then you’d understand.) What does Spring do for you?
Not sure why the winter blues are lingering with me, but this week three inspiring things did my heart good. So, I thought I would share them with you in case you are in the same boat I am. You know that one with the troubling leak that makes it seem as if you’re sinking no matter how hard you bail or how fast you paddle. Sound familiar?
First event, on Tuesday when a slew of ginormous storms hit my area, I didn’t huddle in my Mom-cave, wondering if I’d be swept to Oz. I went to the Georgia Ensemble Theater and saw The Million Dollar Quartet. The level of local, musical talent on the stage amazed me. There are two things in life that inspire me the most, song and story. I generally walk around with a song in my heart and a book in my head. Million Dollar Quartet delivered both song and story in spades. If you are anywhere near Roswell, Georgia go see it. If you aren’t then look up the actors online and give them a shout of encouragement. Chris Damiano as Jonny Cash, Chase Peacock as Elvis Presley, Christopher Kent as Carl Perkins, Ethan Ray Parker as Jerry Lee Lewis, and Alison Brannon Wilhoit. Bravo!
Next, the awe-inspiring Peter Hollens released Dragonborn, a music video he shared. My heart soared and my fingers itched to write a book which would capture the spirit of the song. LOL I hope to, but first have a number of other promised projects to finish. Yet, some of it may come sooner than I think. If you’ve read my Shadowmen Series, you’ll know Siruis is leader of the Pyrathian Band of warriors, who are dragon-like in their spirit forms. They breathe life into humans when evil tries to take them too soon from this world. I am currently writing book five in the series, Bewitching the Wolf. You can catch Peter and Dragonborn here and follow him to get a regular dose of inspiration:
Lastly, to end out the week, my daughter kidnapped me and took me to see The Shack, a movie out based on a book by that same title. Just wow. A journey through grief and a story of forgiveness and redemption that I won’t be forgetting. See it if you can even if you’re not religious. Some elements of life and humanity transcend barriers and this one does. Mackenzie’s story is a deep and worthy one.
What stories or songs inspire you the most? Let me know what you think of Dragonborn and The Shack, and Million Dollar Quartet.
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Happy Reading and remember every day to Dream, Believe, Create, Inspire, Love, Heal, Succeed, and Grow and Share Wealth.
Jennifer St. Giles, aka Jennifer Saints and JL Saint.