“Frankly my dear I don’t give a damn” Rhett Butler
Those words gave Scarlett O’Hara the daily inspiration for her mantra “After all, tomorrow is another day”
What is the origin of the term inspiration?
The term originates from the Latin “inspire” meaning to breathe. Some describe the term as a person or thing that inspires. A divine influence directly and immediately https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/order/signup?a_aid=666d4f11upon the soul, mind, or words of a person influenced. Or the process of being mentally stimulated to feel something , to do something .
There are many synonyms for the the word inspiration as follows , stimulus, incitement , guiding light, muse, timely idea or a catalyst.
What is the purpose of being inspired
I am so glad you asked. It is a blue print, a pathway, to reach our goals, desires and helps us breathe. Not to take up space but to make a difference in our lives and perhaps help others to breathe as well.
How do we stay inspired?
We stayed inspired by reading free daily inspirational quotes every day .Allow me to share with you.
1. Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me. Carol Burnett
2. Motivation comes from working on things we care about. Sheryl Sandberghttps://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/order/signup?a_aid=666d4f11
4. Your gonna feel so much better when that pain stops. Bob Potts
5. I am tough you can take it. Bob Potts
6.With the right kind of coaching and determination you can accomplish anything . Reese Witherspoon
7.You are enough just as you are. Meghan Markle
8.Life changes very quickly, in a very positive way, if you let it, Lindsey Vonn
9. You get what you give. Jennifer Lopez
10. You must do the things you think you can not do. Eleanor Roosevelt
Life Can Often Be Hard
In my family growing up I had three younger siblings and I mean much younger like 12 yrs and one was14 months older. I can say like many others we were a very dysfunctional family.
While my mother and I never had a relationship my dad an I did. Even though he drank way to much at times he had a brilliant mind, and had 3 different degrees one was in mathematics. And another in engineering,and he had a compassionate heart.
Look For Life Lessons
He was always inspiring me to not let anyone tell me, you can’t do that. He would tell me there’s nothing you cannot do if you set your mind to it. If you don’t know how to do something,learn how.
Don’t ever limit yourself by just saying you can’t do something, that old saying “can’t never could do nothing” is true.
That inspiring lesson from my dad has served me well all these 61 yrs, I remember when I decided to learn woodworking. I couldn’t afford to take classes as I could barely pay bills back then
Putting that inspiration in motion
I started out making flower planters in the shape of swans and flamingos and some regular square and rectangular….. I wasn’t exactly professional well ok,they where awful at first. But,in my defense we didn’t have google, and internet back then at my disposal so I read, yep read like, whole books! Everything the library had. And the more I read and practiced the more I noticed the awful pieces were not so awful anymore. The books where giving me life’s daily inspiration. And I didn’thave a woodworking shop back then.
I had a hammer regular size and a smaller one And an abundance of nails in different sizes. And a tape measure.
Back in the ice age when I was young before computers and such you went to the hardware and bought nails by weight. But, that’s another story.
I had a jig saw and a hand drill and I made a lot of mistakes as I learned, and remembered my dad saying, you can do anything you want to do.
Gradually those mistakes took shape and became some well thought and accurately made pieces. My neighbors wanted tp purchase them. And I started selling at flea markets. And through the years I have continued to learn and make wooden chests and beds and decorative shelves and have redone campers, and built outside decks.
All because my dad, became in this instance my life’s daily inspiration.
So let me inspire you to take the “Can’t” out of your life and do whatever you set you mind to. You Can , and you can , even change your mindset ! IT IS A CHOICE AFTER ALL AND AS GOD AS MY WITNESS I WILL NEVER GO HUNGRY AGAIN !
Sorry , I get carried away with Scarlett O’ Hara , I meant as God as my witness I will live my life to be an inspiration to others and live LIFE to the fullest!
What inspire you to be you? Please let Elaine and I hear from you about your answer.
Scarlett and Elaine