The act of breathing in.
The process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.
The supernatural work of the Holy Spirit.
I received a pleasant surprise in the mail today. This picture of my precious grand daughter giving me a kiss was on the cover of a pharmaceutical company’s annual report. A similar picture hangs in the company’s board room along with pictures of several other patients. The CEO wants to remind board members that serving patients is their inspiration.
I heard today that inspiration is closely tied to creativity and ultimately connected to hope. Oh Lord, I need hope. I have down days in which hope eludes me. I have thoughts of life with ALS being too hard. It’s a cruel disease. All thoughts of life-extending interventions are off the table. Just hunker down, this will be over soon.
Ok. I can’t stay there. It serves no one.
Hope is what moves me from despair to gratitude. I think about what inspires me to keep living:
- The love of God, my family, and friends
- Serving and encouraging others in creative ways
- Being present and finding gratitude in the moment
What’s your inspiration? Leave a comment so we can learn from you.
I’m Forgiven and Free and inspired by you!