What Inspires You?

Once a staff member fell seriously ill with a progressive disease. Apparently she hid it from most but as it progressed, it became more evident. Word finally reached me. That was when I called to tell her of the concerns raised by her co-workers. It was then that she shared her situation. It was grave… with a Crescendo of physical issues, she wouldn’t survive. I immediately jumped into action-mode to assist in the best way that I could.

In reflecting on the question “What Inspires you?” I realised that what inspires me is the ability to make a difference in the lives of others. Helping others inspires gratification. Here I share a brief synopsis from the perspective response of what inspires others.

  • The random people I meet and the random conversations that take place. It’s incredible what inspiration you can find from genuinely listening to people’s stories.
  • Lemon drops or just candy in general. Also pieces of jewelry but mostly necklaces. I have this sea glass necklace that’s inspired 2 stories already. If anyone needs inspiration I would suggest going downtown and just walk around and look at stuff.
  • Music lyrics inspire me. Sometimes a  certain sentence just sticks. Travel and nature and of course experiences .
  • Daily things around me.
  • Life
  • Mythical creatures, music, horror stories/movies, different people I meet and talk with.
  • Sparking a love of reading in kids and young adults.
  • Lines of Shakespeare and Emerson. Walking in nature. Autumn and Winter inspire with the scenery and feelings they give me…old things, antique shops, bookstores, leather-bound journals, maps, Fall evenings.
  • My friends, music, books, scented candles, and history
  • The inner and outer universe.
  • I find what if questions to be really useful.
  • Love and how it compels people like Rose looking for Jack at the bottom of the ship while its sinking. That’s love.
  • My weird perceptions of human nature and civilization
  • Pictures, people, and most of all moments in time.
  • Rain, grey skies, other art and gardens. Sometimes cats, animations or music
  • Everything. There is beauty and inspiration in all different things in life
  • Sound. the way you pour water into a glass, sons, the sound of the wind, the rain, etc.
  • Music, love, sadness
  • Struggle. Finding light in darkness
  • Stephen King
  • Current events
  • Humans and their flaws
  • Reading. Going to the bookstore.
  • Button poetry
  • Audience
  • Sweet misery
  • Ice cream and rainy days
  • I think nature. Happiness inspire me and says do something different for others.
  • Philosophy and knowledge
  • Fear of failure
  • Drawings
  • Dreams
  • Logic
  • Passion
  • Travelling
  • Anything creative
  • Strange occurrences
  • Challenge

What about you? What inspires you? Do share…wanna hear!

Cheers!

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2 thoughts on “What Inspires You?

  1. sometimes a paragraph in, or a sentence, or a page of a book i am reading gets the synopsis’ firing this is sometimes i take so long to finish a book. rush hour traffic gets bogged down inching along, as i watch drivers switch back and forth in lanes, my pocket secretary at the ready

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