What inspires you?

Yellow Warbler

A Beautiful Bird in it’s Natural Setting is inspiring!

Seriously, have you given any thought recently to what inspires you the most?

It’s important and necessary in your life to be inspired by others. Inspiration is the emotional fuel that keeps you going on those hard days. Whether it be a word or deed from someone you know or someone/thing you’ve heard or read about, it makes no difference. It’s the “something” that so moves you emotionally, (in a positive way) that life seems a little better, and more doable in that moment.

For me, what inspires are the following:

Love inspires me. Beauty inspires me. Bravery inspires me. The human spirit of never giving up inspires caringme. Tenderness inspires me. Happiness inspires me. Caring people making a difference inspires me. Thoughtfulness inspires me.

ForestA smile inspires me. A mother and/or father caring for their family inspires me. Children Inspire me. The aged and elderly inspire me. a young adult woman or man just starting to explore their world inspires me.

The changing seasons inspire me. Nature inspires me. Animals inspire me.

LIFE … all life inspires me!

A quote by one of the most inspirational people (in the world) alive today. My good fortune to have met and shared a small amount of time with him:

“Love is the absence of judgment.” ~ Dalai Lama XIV

I ask you once again. Who or what in your life inspires you? Good to know, appreciate and be grateful for.


With affection,

~ Penny

25 thoughts on “What inspires you?

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  2. Like you, life inspires me. Other things that inspire me.

    Hope inspires me, so much seems terrible and tragic these days and yet so many still face the world with hope.

    Fearlessness inspires me. Not stupidity, not bungee jumping types of fearlessness, but fearlessness in the face of great odds.

    Joy inspires me.

    You have inspired me and so, I think I will keep this in my mind and consider jumping off from you to write my own.

  3. It is many different thing to inspire me, sometimes something inspires me and I wouldn’ t think it would…. strange….. people, stories, nature, the list is endless with an open mind…. You certainly inspire me too! Much love Penny

    • I like your list Ute. It’s a good one, even the things you don’t expect, one! Thank you for including me, and I shall include you Ute as you do inspire me dear friend, much love to you!

  4. Thanks penny for your food for thought once again. …I’m going off in my state to wonder what mine is!
    Lots love lisa

  5. Reblogged this on IAmLivingWithSLL and commented:
    Penny from “The Why About This” inspires me each and every day! She posted a lovely piece on inspiration that I just had to re-blog this post. One needs Inspiration when struggling and dealing with health issues, and this is why I wanted to share this with you. To each and everyone of you that follow me and stop by to read my posts: Thank you! You inspire me. If it were not for you and for people like Penny, my blog would not exist. I hope that you enjoy Penny’s post on inspiration. Thank you Penny for this post which is at a time when I need it! Hugs and love to you my dear friend! Jane

  6. I’d have to say I judge a book or movie by how it inspires me. If it does it goes in a good-read/watch category. I also get inspire when I can go outside or take a car ride. Mostly though, trees inspire me.

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