I am featured on Kait Nolan's A Round of Words in 80 Days today. My post, I.N.S.P.I.R.E.D., spells out the following reasons why the writing community inspires me:
For more details about each of these categories, please visit my post at the link above.
If I had to write the same acronym for why my children (three girls who are 11, 10 and 6) inspire me, it would be because they are:
Imaginative - Nothing fosters the imagination quite like having a child around.
Needy - They have needs, but they are quick to define them and ask for specifics. Just the kind of women I want to raise. They don't know subtle yet, so they ask for what they want when they want it. Plus, what they need from me inspires me to be a better person.
Stubborn - It's not always bad. When you feel strongly about something, you should be stubborn. My kids demonstrate this ability consistently.
Playful - Life is an endless joyride in a kid's eyes. As adults, we too often forget to enjoy life. To. Just. Play.
Important - I never question my priorities when something involves my child. It's an easy way to figure out what matters in life.
Resourceful - Tell them they have twenty minutes, and it's amazing what they can find to do.
Exciting - To see life through a child's eyes is a gift. They get excited about things I've forgotten to see the beauty in anymore. Through them I can.
Daring - Rarely does fear rule the day with children. It's something we can all learn from.
What inspires you, and why?