I was given my first SARK book at Boston University. I was working in the Student Activities Office during my senior year, and one of my faculty advisers gave the book Succulent Wild Women as a graduation gift.
I loved it. SARK’s books are about creativity, friendship, prosperity, and inspiration. And they’re colorful and beautiful and quirky. The author’s actual name is Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy; SARK is her pen name. Her books are incredibly beautiful. (See below for an image of the inside of one of her playful, lovely books!) I started giving SARK books as gifts compulsively.
Recently I’ve discovered SARK’s Facebook page, and it’s been wonderful #soul food. She posts beautiful images and quotes, some hers and some from others. I’ve been reposting them, sharing them constantly.
I really like this SARK quote: Invent your world. Surround yourself with people, color, sounds, and work that nourish you.
The things that nourish me – that’s what I need around. Healthy food – love – fresh air – nature – colors. I am very intentional about my space. I like my space to be warm and inviting and comforting and comfortable. And I like the people around me to be those things, too.
More and more, I’ve been using social media as a vehicle for inspiration and creativity. I’ve only been ‘following’ the pages and the people who fill my life with positivity and beauty. There’s a lot to worry about and to fret about in life – there always has been , and there always will be. If I choose to surround myself with peace and joy, though, my worries melt away and my heart is filled with serenity.