Serene Sunday – You can find serenity in being an inspiration to other people.
Each Serene Sunday throughout the month of November is about inspiration. Previous articles have talked about what you can do with inspiration and what inspires you. Next week, the last Serene Sunday of November will be about creating an inspiring atmosphere. Today, is all about being an who to inspire.
Inspiration is often defined as the process of being mentally stimulated to do something or to feel something. Inspiration is often thought of in relation to something creative. Inspiration is that special something that spurs a person to accomplish something she is thinking aout. Inspiration is what kindles the fire that energizes a person to greatness. Inspiration is a most wonderful and amazing thing. In fact, inspiration may be thought of as one of the most precious gifts in the world. In the spirit of it’s better to give than to recieve, take this opportunity to go and spread inspiration.
Look around you, there is someone in your circle who has a dream but is afraid to go for it. She is looking to start a business, but she just won’t do it. She keeps reading books about business. She belongs to every business networking site on the internet, but she still just won’t go for it. She needs inspiration, a spark to stimulate her to go from dreaming about starting a business to actually starting her business.
Even closer, take a look at your spouse. Perhaps he is thinking about going for a promotion or making a lateral move to another company but is feeling a little nervous about the move. It is a good opportunity for him and for the family. He needs you to provide the inspiration to keep him moving forward and going toward the new opportunity.
Perhaps you are like me with a teenie bopper on her way to college who is not getting all her homework done to your satisfaction. She needs inspiration to stay at the top of her game all the time so that attending Howard University becomes a reality and not a would have, could have.
In other words, the answer to who you should inspire is anyone you care about. Inspiration, like encouragement should be spread like butter on bread. Whenever you see someone who has a dream, a desire or a hope and needs a little push to go for it, you have a target for spreading your inspiration, take aim and start spreading. So, the question for you this Serene Sunday is, who are you going to inspire next?