Inspired by the Ocean

In this final entry of the “Eclectic by Design” series, there are three very similar designs: Merditerranean, Coastal, and Tropical. The one thing these styles have in common is their inspiration. They are all inspired by the ocean. 

There is a serenity you can find when sitting on the beach, listening to the crashing waves, and enjoying the gentle breeze always found on the seashore. It refreshes your inside space to include elements to remind you of the beach oasis. Colors and sounds to relax you are often found in spas as well as popular vacation spots.

You must have a source of inspiration to propel you forward in your daily walk. People often find themselves bored and stuck in jobs with which they feel trapped and unmotivated. What can be the source of your inspiration? 

For some, a change in scenery, updating the current wardrobe, or spending quality time with a friend can inspire. But, outward things and other people are too changeable. As much as a dear friend wants to be available, there are times when you will be left to your own devices. That is why it is so important to find your inspiration within yourself. Think about it: wherever you go, you are there.

Job 32:8 (KJV) says,

“…there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty [gives] them understanding.” 

You hold the power. Invite Jesus into your life. Spend time reading and meditating upon the Bible every day. Talk to God. You will find you see life differently when your trust is in the Lord, and He is your inspiration. 

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As a former mathematics teacher and pastor's wife, I encounter many people facing difficult problems in everyday life. I desire to inspire others to push on during times of difficulty. I am a mother of two grown children, and what I lack in personal experience, I have gleaned through the experiences of others. My goal is to encourage through my "Priddy" words.

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