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Inspiration can come in many forms. It is often found in a person, a goal, art, music, and even from within yourself. Inspiration can strike like lightning at any moment.
One of the many things that I like about blogging is the power to inspire others. If I can do one thing with my blog, it would be to inspire. I want to help make the world a better place and create an impact, foster growth, and make a change. Sure, it may not happen with one blog post. However, if I can inspire at least one person, it will hopefully create a positive chain reaction.
There have been many people and events in my life that have been a source of inspiration for me in some way.
Some intentionally by being a good role model in my life, some unintentionally by showing me what not to do but inspiring me to do better.
One of the most important people in my life is my sister, Lauren. She has always been a constant source of inspiration. She isn’t anything but herself, she stands up for what she believes in, she is kind and generous; all great things that inspire me to become a better person.
My parent’s divorce was a life-altering event. While it may not necessarily be a positive event, it was inspiring for me. It inspired me to follow my heart, trust in God, and never settle for anything (or anyone) that doesn’t have my best intentions in mind. It’s easy to let yourself hide in the shadows to let others shine, but it is important that you make yourself a priority as well. Why should you be miserable when everybody else is happy?
Certain moments can change your life forever. Will you let it inspire you positively or negatively?
Several years ago, my grandfather became very depressed and shot himself in the heart. Miraculously, the bullet missed his heart by a very small fraction of an inch. I have struggled with depression at different times in my life. I know that it’s hard, really hard. There are days when you don’t want to even get out of bed or brush your hair. However, I also know that things will get better. My grandfather surviving that inspires me to remember to always have hope that things can get better and to live the best possible life.