Wednesday, December 5, 2007


What inspires you?

A couple of days ago, I was hanging out with my son, BJ. He was listening to Les Miserables. He had read the book for English and really enjoyed the soundtrack.

Out of the blue, he commented, "I find this music really inspiring." As much as I love a good musical, I am not as inspired by this particular one as say Man of La Mancha.

My other son, Jake, is inspired by sports films. I, on the other hand, by just about any film based on a true story.

It's pretty neat that so many different things in the world can inspire us. And just like a difference in what foods we like or music we listen to, inspiration comes to each of us in various ways.

I think it's important to find what inspires you and "get" some of it every day--or at least once a week.

Here are a few things that you might just find inspiring to be your best:

Spiritual books

Great films


Spending time with someone you admire--not just love, admire

Cooking a delicious meal--or just eating it!

Poetry (Rumi is a goodie)



Aerobic fitness

Documentaries about amazing people

Chicken Soup books

Gardening (so amazing how those tiny seeds grow into wondrous plants!)

Completing a task

Write a thank you note to a friend for just being them

Spend some time in nature--the sunrise/sunset or really stopping to look at a tree or mountain can do wonders.



Perform at least 3 random acts of kindness

Try something new

Love Much,


Today is the first day of the rest of your life!


Everyday Yogini said...

What a terrific list! And, as the New Year quickly approaches, finding ourselves inspired is especially appropos!!

Laura said...

I just saw a great film that is based on a true story. It is called Dreamer with Dakota Fanning and Kurt Russell. It is a great one for kids too (except for three curse words...) It is all about dreaming and having he expectation that the dream will come true.

Thank you for the inspiring reminder!