Share Who Inspires You and Why and Win a $25 Target Gift Card Giveaway!
Leave a comment and tell me who inspires you and why and you will be entered in the drawing to win the $25 Gift Card!
Deadline is Friday, August 5th
One of the greatest gift you can give another human being isn’t anything materialistic, it isn’t money it is simply to inspire them. When I reflect on the people who have inspired me some have been famous, but mostly they were humble, every day people who had the gift to inspire me through their words, actions and mainly their heart. My grandmother was a huge inspiration to me, although most would say she lived a pretty ordinary life, but I thought she was extraordinary. She lived her life being kind to all people, whether she knew them or not, she shared her faith in the most beautiful way, she was never judgmental and through her softness was a fierce strength that shined through. Although gone for almost seven years now, she still guides me everyday. That’s inspiration! Leaving those seeds that germinate even when you are no longer around.
When I think of inspiration, I also think of people with the odds stacked against them, who have been knocked down or have a disability or difficult circumstances and they overcome it with determination, grace and hard work. I think of my lovely friend who is in a wheelchair, but works out consistently to stay fit (much more than I do!) and has done extraordinary things regardless of the odds against her. I think fondly of a man from my church who is blind, yet gets up in front of our congregation on Sundays and leads our songs with his booming powerful voice, praising God. Then I think of his wife who is also blind, and gets on the metro in rush hour to go work in DC, which can be quite the challenge even for those of us who have our vision. I’m inspired by my friend, a single mom of a five-year old who is battling MS, but every day she takes care of her son, striving to give him everything he needs, never giving up, even when the exhaustion can bring her to her knees. The courage and will of all these precious people inspire me to reach higher, to be better, and to examine myself to see how I can be an inspiration to others around me.
Need a little inspiration? Below is a clip of Rachel, a young adult from the cast of Born This Way on A&E. She faces the obstacles that come along with having Down Syndrome with courage, determination, and love and is a picture of inspiration. You can’t watch this and not be inspired. In these trying times I encourage you to surround yourself with inspiration whether it is with people, activities, and even television series like Born This Way that airs on A& E 10 PM/9 c.
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Giveaway sponsored by Grace Hill Media. The gift card will be mailed to you within 48 hours after the announcement of the winner.