As I continue my Sunday series of a quote to inspire me through the week and a question to reflect upon so that I as I head into the new year I know where I want to go and want I want to do, I realize that there are lots and lots of pieces that are involved in creating the life you want to live. When you combine the fact that there are so many things to think about with the fact that we are always growing and changing it is no wonder that we sometimes get confused. But I completely believe that the more we are aware of who we are and what we want to do with each day the easier it becomes to make decisions when choices are given and opportunities present themselves. My questions for this week were inspired by the quote above.
. Who are the people that inspire you? What is it about them that inspires you?
I am inspired by people who know who they are and what they want to do. I am inspired by people who are unsure of who they are and what they want to do but who try new things and look at life in lots of different ways until they find the way that is right for them. I am inspired by people who are curious and ask questions but then really listen to the answers. I am inspired by people who have lots of ideas. I love the look in their eyes when they start to brainstorm and come up with twenty different possibilities but then are able to narrow them down into one idea that works. I am inspired by kind caring people who are generous to others but still know how to say "No" so they have time to take care of themselves. I am inspired by people who are passionate about what they do and are willing to explain it to me even if I have no understanding of what they are talking about. I am inspired by people who love their life and live it the way that makes sense to them.
It would be unfair and unwise to think that everyone I share my day or life with could be all of those things all of the time. But as I go through each day and meet new people I am going to become more aware of the people that I interact with. I am going to look for the kindness in someone's eyes or the laughter that they share. I am going to feel their passion as they explain what they do and ask questions about their adventures. I am going to learn to say "No" to what is not important and "Yes" to what makes a difference. Inspiring people are everywhere. We just have to look for them. Who inspires you?
When you share your dreams and your talent with the world, magic happens. Let the magic begin