When we moved to this small town a little over a year ago, one of our highlights became visiting the ice cream shoppe. Own and run by an older, retired couple, the ice cream shoppe is a great place to get a cool treat. While the selection is small, it has exactly what you'd hope to find in a small town ice cream place--yummy ice cream, toppings, and friendly owners who make you feel as though you've known them a lifetime.
The Lighthouse Ice Cream Shoppe houses great memories for my family. Memories of sitting on the bench outside the shop eating drippy cones and watching the cars pass by as day fades into night. Good times.
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Where would I be without it? I certainly wouldn't have ever finished my first novel, and I wouldn't have been "inspired" to write two more. My inspiration comes in many forms, but often it comes during the most inconvenient times like while I'm showering or driving the car (the times when I DON'T have access to a pad of paper and a pen).
Inspiration for me comes in the form of an answer to a prayer, or through a song, or even through the advice of a friend. It may even come while I'm eating an ice cream cone. :) Now that would be cool--in more ways than one!
Do you have a place you like to get ice cream? Does it house great memories? How do you receive inspiration?