I was shopping one day when this tiny little plate seemed to jump up off the shelf and into my hands. (I've had the same thing happened with clothes, jewelry and shoes, but that is an entirely different experience!) There was something about the colors swirling around in this glossy design that just grabbled my attention. (Click on photo to enlarge to see the plate and colors better.)
The minute I picked it up I knew a dilemma in my life would be solved. Up until this point my husband and I had been in the same house for over 10 years and we had yet to paint or decorate our master bathroom. It is a rather large bathroom and it had no color, no zest, just plain old boring white walls. Since neither of us really enjoys painting we knew we had to come to an agreement on a color scheme because if one didn't like it, we would never take the time to repaint it.
But I could tell in an instance this plate held the colors I wanted...all of a sudden I could see the colors on the walls with shelving and towels and rugs and decorations bringing it all to life for me. I had never before been so inspired to go buy paint!
I bought the little magical plate and took it home to my husband and he was instantly on board and in agreement these would be the bathroom colors we would use. Off to the paint store we went. We took this plate with us to shop at many different stores so we could match the colors perfectly. The décor we were envisioning we found was extremely easy to find. It's as if we were guided to the little knickknacks as we strolled through the stores. The towels took quite a bit longer, after purchasing them and then bringing them home and they just weren't quite right. We bought and then returned dozens of towels and it was a painstaking process, but we did what it took to get the results we wanted.
You must pay attention to when things like this happen. When you are in-spired you are in-spirit and if you allow in-spiration to take over, you will find you are in your heart-space. We allowed our inspiration to guide us. When we were inspired, we took action and we were inspirit.
So next time you are shopping and something as simple as a tiny little plate grabs out for your attention and in-spires you, be sure to allow your in-spiration to speak to you. Get in-spired, be in-spirit. You will see amazing results as well.