Creative passion is simply, at its core, the purest light within you – whatever makes your heart sing, and takes you closer to joy. It is the love you have for your children, the way you braid your daughter’s hair, the breakfast you make, the flowers you grow, the students you teach, the customers you help, and the friends you support. These are all acts of creative passion, and each and every one of them matters – to your loved ones, and to the world. ~ Christine Mason Miller
This is an excerpt from an article (“Everyday Passions“) that Christine Mason Miller wrote as a guest blogger for Cherry Blossom Soup. Christine has a new book coming out very soon called Desire to Inspire: Using Creative Passion to Transform the World. I pre-ordered it because – hello! – that’s exactly what I want to do. Plus, it has an interview with Tracey Clark. Here’s a page layout with Tracey’s photos.
From Amazon’s product description: “In Desire to Inspire, readers will be introduced to 20 extraordinary women – writers, artists and entrepreneurs – all of whom share a unique example of how they create a meaningful life and, in turn, make a positive impact on the world. The stories and examples explore the roots of their desire to inspire and how they manage to pursue their passions in the midst of all the twists and turns life has given them. In addition to a beautiful collection of quotes, stories, and anecdotes, readers are given substantive, encouraging exercises aimed at supporting their own journey towards a meaningful, mindful life.”
Christine says, “The idea behind Desire to Inspire is that the world is best served, lifted, and transformed when we follow our creative passions and build a meaningful life for ourselves.” I can hardly wait to receive this book mid-month!