Who or what inspires you on a daily basis? In what ways do you inspire others? Inspiration comes in many different forms, styles, and ways in our lives. It can come from nature, fashion, colors, books, art, music, or even your job. Maybe it’s good conversations with your family, friends, or an encounter with a stranger that leave you or them completely inspired. Inspiration can come directly from God, His word, or a powerful worship encounter and message from church. The very definition of inspiration means the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative. The other day I was running errands with my husband and daughter in a comfy summer dress and sneakers. As we were driving, I saw this amazing wall with colorful squares that immediately caught my attention, so of course I had my husband pull over paparazzi style! Fun Fact: I made him my full time photographer and I pay him with hugs and kisses the poor guy! I suddenly remembered I had a pair of yellow fabulous heels in our car that I had taken off and left there a few days prior after a date with him (how convenient that they matched the wall!). I put those bad boys on and had him take some pictures of me in front of this colorful wall that made me happy and it inspired me to do so. I have always been drawn to beautiful things such as prints, textures, and colors. It’s the fashion enthusiast and second grade teacher with a wild imagination that compels me to create inspirational opportunities wherever I may go.
Friends, always be on the look out for those special inspirational moments that happen organically and naturally because they are truly the best ones. Be on the look out for people and things that inspire you daily. Great friendships and connections can come from this place due to the fact that truly inspirational people are drawn to one another, not compete with eachother. Inspiration can open up doors of opportunity for you, and can be the very thing that can launch you into your next level of divine connections for your life. Are you surrounded by a core group of people that inspire you, encourage you, and believe in you? Do they bring out the very best in you? Your entourage should only be those that display these positive attributes. These are the ones that are genuinely excited to watch you flourish and grow and they come alongside you to help at whatever the cost, all the while you are believing and doing the same for them. Inspiration is contagious so sprinkle it on all those you encounter along the way, and refresh them with your inspirational character. Cheers to those inspirational people in our lives that inspire us, challenge us, believe in us, and encourage us! Cheers to creating inspirational opportunities today and always together!
With love and lots of inspiration,