Every sunrise. Wheat fields swaying in the wind before harvest. A bee pollinating a plant. Squirrels chasing each other from tree to tree. Robins tweeting their happy songs before day light. Frogs crooking good night. Dogs happily greeting their owners. Cats snuggling up to whomever is available. Adult elephants protecting their little ones. A happy goat jumping all around with glee. Seals sunning on rocks and porpoises rolling over ocean waves. Polar bears playing.
A moon lit night over the Golden Gate Bridge. Sunsets over the Bosporus. Gleaming virgin snow on mountains promising adventure. An empty basketball court ready to inhabit a pick-up-game. Sunday afternoons at the ball park. Picnics with family and friends. Birthday and anniversary celebrations. A jog or bike ride along new terrain. People getting along with each another regardless of their differences. An inspiring Psalm. Beautiful poetry. An endearing love story. An exquisite painting.
Music, sweet music. A truly motivational speaker. A crippled child walking for the first time. Medical cures beyond imagination. Photographs from the Hubble telescope. A person with real humility after achieving something great…Lou Gehrig for instance. A single parent or grandparent raising a family. Peace after years of conflict. People rushing to aid others in peril. A teacher inspiring others to learn and grow. Men and women in business and government with integrity. A baby’s first words.
Acts of kindness…random or intentional. Flying a kite soaring ever higher. Witnessing a colt stand after birth. A humming bird drinking nectar from a flower. Hearing children laugh. A placid lake with Autumn reflections upon it. Courage on the battlefield. Courage in a cancer ward. Humanitarian organizations such as Doctors Without Borders. Great speeches…”I have a Dream”. A butterfly emerging from its cocoon. An unforgettable movie. Compassion being expressed toward one’s enemy.
What inspires you ?