Last week, I had a hard time getting things done. I felt lethargic and uninspired. I didn't write much music, and the food I made at my restaurant was mediocre at best.
I blame the pollen count.
Lucky for me, I've got a pusher in my life. Her name is Jen
Jen is the new chef at my restaurant, and she is truly remarkable. Just when I think I can't accomplish something, Jen nudges me. She encourages. She tells me she thinks we can do it.
Case in point: I've been dragging my feet on participating in our local farmer's market. I wrote the organizer, and told her I just didn't think I could make it happen this year. But then, our new chef sat me down and told me to buck up, and 'let's make it happen.' And so with Jen prodding me along, we rallied and pulled together a farm stand and some product to sell.
And we had a marvelous time doing it.
Reader, I can't stress how wonderful it is to have pushers in your life. Surrounding ourselves with people who inspire us to be more is one of the smartest decisions we can make. I hope you've got a few of these friends in your life, and that you're keeping them close. I know I am. I'll see you next Monday. -Em