I find inspiration in very subtle things.
The work I'm most proud of comes when I'm allowed to take my queues from the garden. I walk the rows back and forth, back and forth — noticing things. Each time I go I notice something new about a plant. Like oak leaf hydrangea have the most amazing copper veins in their leaves. I didn't notice it when the bush was flowering, but a few weeks later this copper vein sends my mind into pondering mode as I put it up against every other flower in the garden to see which one brings out the beauty in that copper vein.
I know not everyone finds this strange satisfaction in noticing things, but for those of you who do, I urge you to take time for it. Get out of bed and instead of checking instagram or emails start the day with a cup of coffee walking through the yard. Notice things. Listen. Enjoy the song of the birds and the gracefulness of the butterflies and the way the flowers bend in the breeze. Then take a picture in your mind of this beautiful, sacred moment, and use all this energy to go encourage the world.