Embrace Life. Be Inspired.

It started with a trip to Michael’s in August 2010.  Idly wandering through the aisles, I came across the clearance section in the bead aisle.  I saw three rings – spacers, actually – for next to nothing.  One said “Embrace Life.”  One said “Be Inspired.”  The third said “Live With Passion.”

I picked them up and thought I could wear them as rings.  But three didn’t quite fit on my finger, so I chose my two favorites (the third went to my friend geauxgirl).  On a date one night, less than a week after I got them, my date asked what they said.

“One says Embrace Life, the other says Be Inspired.”

“Which one is more important?” he asked.

I considered it.  “Both are important.  You have to embrace life, and you have to be inspired.”  I paused, thinking.  “You can’t be inspired without embracing life.  But I suppose you could embrace life without being inspired.  So I guess that’s more important.”

“Then you should wear that on the bottom, and the other on the top.  The most important thing should be closest to your heart.”

I wore those rings almost every day.  I looked down at them often, turning the rings around on my finger, playing with them, unconsciously repeating the words over and over again in my head.

Embrace life.  Be inspired.

Words to live by.

And the perfect title for my new blog.

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  1. And by doing both, you’re now LIVING WITH PASSION! (and so am I) Ain’t irony a bitch? 🙂

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