You must do something to make the world more beautiful

IMG_4867 Once upon a time there was a little girl named Alice, who lived by the sea so Barbara Cooney's book begins.  Alice wanted to be like her grandfather who traveled the world, and lived by the sea.  He said "That is all fine and good little Alice, but you also must do something to make the world a more beautiful place".

If you want to read an inspiring children's book, with beautiful illustrations and a message that will keep you thinking for a lifetime  this short book is for you.

My mother read this book to me many times as a little girl.  It's had a profound effect on how I pursue goals and dreams.  For a long time I did what Alice did, traveled to different places, saw different things.  I wanted to live by the sea (although I'm not sure I need to live closer than I am now), and I often wonderful if what I'm doing day to day is making the world a more beautiful place.

I'm hoping that my example of pursuing my dream of opening and running a yoga studio will help inspire others to follow their dreams.  It's also a hope that the yoga I teach helps people feel better in their bodies, happy people who feel better in their bodies will also hopefully make the world a better place.  I have a third wish or hope, it's to help coach/mentor/lead women to take action towards their goals.  Today I begin formal coaching to help one creative lady follow her dreams.  My wish is that it helps make the world a more beautiful place.

What will you do to make the world a more beautiful place?  Please leave me a comment below I'd love to hear what you're up to. xoxo -Alisha