Inspiration

Inspiration is a funny thing. It sneaks up when you least expect. I was recently asked by a writer who was interviewing me for an article on local makers in the September issue of Cleveland Magazine, "how do you get inspired to do what you do?" My answer was I look everywhere. I deliberately choose to notice the smallest things which makes me feel grateful.

Pat’s Granola Inspiration
This wasn't always the case as I rushed through life often attempting to fit 35 hours of activities into a 24-hour day. This hyper hectic schedule didn't allow me to stop and smell the roses. Literally.  

However, with age comes wisdom. I've learned that work and responsibilities will still be there, even if I took a break. 

Ginger Spiced Pat’s Granola

I sat on a Zoom call last week while eating breakfast (muted and video off, of course). During the call a family of robins came to join me on my patio just chirping away. They seemed to react most to all the conversation (especially laughter) on the call. Fascinating to watch and listen to…they clearly have their own language. Provided a few inspirational moments that helped me "break through" an important task I couldn't figure out. This turned out to be one of the best Monday mornings I’ve had in a long time.

Valuing the small moments has been key to living a meaningful life. What about you? Tell us what moments you treasure.

 

Pat Bennett is the founder and President of Pat's Granola, a Cleveland based food and lifestyle company.

Pat's Granola is sold online at www.patsgranola.com and is also available at several Northeast Ohio businesses including:

Troubadour Coffee Roasters www.troubadourcoffeeroasters.com

Sports and Spine Physical Therapy www.sportspine.com

Local Flavors Shoppe www.localflavors.net

Rittman Orchards and Farm Market www.rittmanorchards.com

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport www.clevelandairport.com

Locle Box www.loclebox.com

Made Cleveland www.madecleveland.com

Mister Brisket www.misterbrisket.com

Nature's Oasis Lakewood www.naturesoasis.com

Happy Cows Group Share Happy Cows Group Share 

The Corner at The Van Aken District The Corner at The Van Aken District

Sweet Bean Candies Sweet Bean Candies

 

Hear Pat's story:

Food Founders Podcast or CLE Foodcast

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