You Inspire Me

Inspiration meets Determnation
Inspiration meets Determination

Happy New Year! While on a weekend away with my son, I saw the following Brad Paisley quote on Facebook: “Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.” I stopped for a moment – appreciated the inspiration, and realized this sentence encompasses what I do professionally each and every day.

Each time I perform a ceremony (any type) I work hard to know those with whom I am working. I build relationships first and the ceremonies seem to flow from them. While I hope that each ceremony is special to my clients, I am not sure that they realize how special each one is to me. Meeting new people, learning about them – their hopes and dreams — and having the opportunity to share in the important moments of their lives truly helps shape mine. I learn something unique from each encounter, and each experience helps to make me a better person.

Performing many ceremonies per year, however, can lend itself to monotony, and I have to work to keep things fresh – for my clients, and for myself.  I know the best way to do that is to tap into the essence of the family or couple I am working with, to focus on what makes them interesting and unique.  It keeps my work fresh, and this year, I’m inspired to be even better at what I do.

So, as I write my “book” this year, I am going to try to share more of what I do on this blog, and the lessons I am learning. I’d love for you to meet some of the people I get to meet, and share in their stories and special days. This will give you a peek inside their “365 page book”. My goal is to share twice a month…check back in two weeks and read my first entry!



Debbi Ballard

Cantor Debbi brings warmth. passion, and an infectious smile to her ceremonies, serving Jewish-Interfaith couples and families for all of your Jewish lifecycle events in Florida, and around the world. For weddings, baby namings, Bar Mitzvahs, Bat Mitzvahs and spiritual worship needs, Cantor Debbi works personally with each family – no rules, just right!

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