Tuesday, August 13, 2013
What Inspires You?
What inspires you?
Your spouse? Your children? Your friends? A beautiful painting? A good book?
I'm not talking about creating art or writing a novel. I'm talking about what inspires you in your everyday. What inspires you to take action? What makes you decide "I'm gonna go X today"?
For me, it's my children, my husband or a good book.
But what about the days when you are not inspired?
Some days it's hard to function. It's difficult to get up and do what needs to be done, going through the same routine each day.
On these days, wouldn't it be nice to lay in the sun in a field of flowers and simply stare longingly into the eyes of your sparkly, vampire boyfriend waiting for inspiration to strike?
No? Just me?
Alas, I don't think most of us have the luxury to do so. Most of us can't sit idly by staring dreamily out the window until we are inspired.
We have people depending on us. We have responsibilities and jobs to be done.
As Stephen King so succinctly put it, "Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us get up and go to work."
So what do you do when you are uninspired? When you are waiting for that extra push or incentive to get you started on that long lost project?
Sorry to burst your bubble but I am not sure I have the answer.
However, I can tell you what works for me. I try and appreciate each day. I try to be grateful for all God has given me. I focus on my beautiful children and my wonderful husband. I reflect on my many blessings. And I remind myself to keep on putting one foot in front of the other because one day inspiration will come.
It's no sparkly vampire and field of flowers, but it'll do. It'll do just fine.