As a writer, I've had to learn to write not just when the inspiration hits me, but in the midst of the constant busyness (and often chaos) of day-to-day life. I've noticed though, that when life gets too busy, pulling me in umpteen directions, that the inspiration I cling to can quickly drain away. It's a reminder to me of the importance of finding that quiet place to slow down and recharge.
Last month, after dropping off our children at school in Kenya, my husband and I were able to do just that. We were blessed to be able to celebrate our anniversary for two nights at the Maasai Mara, one of Africa's greatest wildlife reserves. I have found while living in Africa, that one of my favorite places to find that inspiration is while being surrounded by the quiet and amazing beauty of God's creation, whether it is out in my garden or off on safari.
It's finding time to slow down. Meditating on who He is. Enjoying the beauty of a simple flower, as Paula wrote about.
What about you? What do you do to recharge and find inspiration?
Below are some of the photos from our recent trip.
Lisa (Visit my blog for more information on my books and more about my life in Africa.)