If you are ever feeling a bit down or stuck in a rut and in desperate need of inspiration you need to start with you. Yeah, yeah… cute, punchy, but what does it mean? Inspiration (like too many other things to mention) is ridiculously contagious. If you don’t believe me or have any idea of what I’m talking about, give yourself five and examine your life, (after all, “an unexamined life isn’t worth living” ☺). But really take a look back to yesterday, this week or year even, and remember a time you gave something to someone, anything, it doesn’t have to be earth shaking to count.
Inspiration is contagious. Give it out, take it in and watch it make its way around again and again.
Let it be money to a best friend in need, a shoulder to cry on for the broken hearted, a backbone when they were to weak to stand tall, faith in someone when they couldn’t see themselves clearly. Or even a smile to a stranger who just needed a kind face. Now remember that undeniably genuine and simple satisfaction you felt in your heart when that friend got their lives back together, got their emotional spirit back, learned how to stand tall again, or finally realized how jaw droopingly gorgeous they truly are. Or the “stranger” that realizes the world isn’t all that bad and lights up because of a simple smile. It feels good. No amazing. And the more you can dish out simple inspirations to people (and even yourself), the more awesome the feeling becomes and can build into quiet the inspiration. A sort of musing that can be channeled into any and everything you do.
If none of this rings a bell, give it a twirl. Don’t take my word for it, it’s much better if you prove it to yourself. For a week, or even a month seek out little ways to inspire or make the lives of those around you a little better. At the same time pay very close attention to any changes in your energy and inspiration in life. If you need help keeping track, be as nerdy as to keep a calendar of it. Just one line notes each day that would in a sentence say what you did to inspire someone and your energy at the need of the day. See if your energy and inspiration for life grows during that time.
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