January ́s Inspirations: begin the year with joy

New year, new inspiration

A new year begins and with it numerous opportunities. From anywhere on the globe, you can decide to make a small or great change in your life and this transformation can lead you to experiences you not expected. So how about to give it a try and start in January a simple challenge in your life that will help you to slow down and enjoy the rest of the year?

What is your inspiration for 2020? What is your challenge for the new year? How about to slow down watching nature?

It can be to observe a tree, a bush, or any vegetable in your garden every day during the year to see that insignificant changes on a daily basis make miracles happen in the long run. Or you could just make a panel where you can put a different word that inspires you every day. It could be anything that changes your routine and makes you focus on the task. So I decided to start every month with a post that brings inspiration for myself and for you, my dear reader.

Begin it now!

And I could not share with you a quote from William Hutchison Murray citing the last two sentences from the German philosopher Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe that inspired me in an important moment of my life. When my family and I decided to move to another country, I read it every day and it keeps inspiring me to make my dreams come true. My last one, publishing a book, that I tell more about after the quote.

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too.

All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favour all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.”

William Hutchison Murray, citing the last paragraph from Goethe.

Inspiration from the sky

In November of 2019, I finally brought out to the world a children’s story that I wrote and illustrated 2 years ago: Helio meets Luna-Luna meets Helio. (You can buy it here and support a new author in her journey to become a professional writer). I had to translate it to English, as I originally wrote it in Portuguese, and find out by myself how to self-publish. It was quite a work and gave me a lot of insomnia, but in the end, I loved the result. 

The cover of Heiio meets Luna – Lunas meets Helio. The sense of cycles and the continuity of life is experienced also by starting the reading by any side of the book.

The story itself is an inspiration for me. Two archetypes are presented in the characters: male and female, Sun and Moon, Helio and Luna. They go through different paths, wonder about their changes, doubt if there is anything else, and eventually find each other. And in this meeting everything makes sense. Like an eclipse, the encounter is ephemeral but brings hope for new cycles and new beginnings.

A page of the book about cycles, paths and meetings. The poetical inspiration to start a new year.

About flowers and Primavesi

And to finalize the January´s inspiration to begin the year with joy, a picture of a flower that I saw yesterday, after some days of snow. This simple plant flowering on a concrete corner on such harsh weather made me realize the following.

January´s inspiration: about flowers

And this sentence I dedicate to Ana Primavesi, the centenary jatoba who tumbled today with 99 years old. Leaving a legacy on Agronomic Science and on all of us inspired for her fight for nature. Thanks for the seeds of care and love you spread all around the globe. You are the flower I am talking about. 


Do you have some inspirational quotes, pictures, songs, or videos you would like to share? Contact us and help us to write February´s inspiration post.

Love and Gratitude,

Juliana Troll Trujillo

IWalComm creator

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