I am inspired by a lot of things. My family...
My father served in the Navy during WWII. It seems fitting to mention this on Memorial Day. He enlisted to insure that freedom in this nation would be preserved for his family. That was only one way in which my father inspired me.
Margie is another inspiration to me. She is family to me even though we don't have any relatives who are related. Margie will be 91 years old this year, and, though she has had to give up some of her activities, she is still very active and definitely a person who inspires me tremendously.
Joni Eareckson Tada inspires me, too. Artist, writer, singer, speaker, world traveler, and leader of Joni and Friends and all of their various ministries to the disabled. Oh, and by the way - she is a quadriplegic. Since 1967 she has been paralyzed from the neck down.
Some people I have never met (though I feel like I have met them!) inspire me because they put their heart and lives on the line for what they believe. For instance, Shannon and her family are adopting two 6 year old European children who have never met each other and who don't speak much English. Check out her blog, Copperlight Wood, for this incredible story.
Or check out Reece's Rainbow and see people who are moving mountains one grain of sand at a time.
Look at my grandchildren... Please ;-) Their parents are really awesome, too, and their heart for adoption inspires me.
The beauty that I see around me inspires me.
|Beautiful Summer Evening - original watercolor ACEO|
|Hershey in Winter - original watercolor|
Obviously there isn't one thing that inspires me. There are many people, places, things, animals, websites, and... well, the list goes on and on.
A blog post may inspire me to write. My daughter may inspire me to paint. A sunset may inspire me to be still and collect my thoughts.
And online friends whom I have never met in person have inspired me to put it all together and write about it.
Thank you, Sharla, for this inspiring challenge that motivated me to create this little 'blog project'!
*May Challenge - Sharla (Beaded Tail) - Inspirations
Do your kids motivate you? Have them join you in a crafty project!
Do your pets "help" you with your craft? Let's see their pawsome contributions!
Have fun just letting your inspiration lead you to do something crafty!