Saturday is sweetest day, though the same moniker could be applied to last Saturday. It began with a caramel cinnamon roll from Just Baked Boise–so good, it brought a tear to my eye. It continued at ‘the home’ with the old girls, celebrating my grandma’s 83rd birthday with homemade pumpkin cupcakes, wrapped in polka dot paper, and topped with maple frosting and crushed Health bars. And it commenced at the grand opening of Just Baked Boise, where I simply had to purchase a few more treats–just to get me through.
Speaking of which, my grainy cell phone photo doesn’t do it justice. The bakery is completely adorable. Even better, it’s to the back of my cousin’s soda shop–The Soda Works. Walk through the front door and you’re bound to be a little happier. You just might be inspired, as well.
Isabelle’s fourteen–she’s already graduated from high school and seen a dream fulfilled. Seems obvious she’s destined for greatness. But take a few minutes to chat with her mom or her grandma and you just might feel the same could be true of you–no matter where you are in life, or how crazy your dreams may seem.
As a matter fact, when Isabelle started her Kickstarter campaign, she asked me to be in a video. She asked me to answer one simple question: What if I could . . . ? To which I replied, write the great American novel!
A few weeks later, her grandma came up to me and said, “Well, how’s it coming along?” I drew a blank; I hadn’t a clue what she was talking about. “Your novel, how’s your novel coming along?” I hemmed and hawed, and quickly changed the subject.
I hope you have someone similar in your life–someone who will inspire you to step out of your comfort zone and give your dreams a try–no matter how outrageously the odds are stacked against you.
And I hope we all take it to heart, then follow Isabelle’s lead and set out to get it done, no matter our age or circumstance.
After all, as Walt Disney once said, ‘It’s kinda fun to do the impossible.’