I thought the Notebook would be a great place to share my answer to this prompt.
One of the standouts in this year of ‘Upworthy’ posts and links with titles like ‘This is the most inspiring video you will watch in your entire life’ would have to be Mr Dave Grohl talking about using your voice.
Yep it’s a long one. But worth watching. I’m adding a re-watch to my list of things to do just for me before the year’s out.
Closer to home I am inspired by my family and friends. I am lucky enough to have some amazing people in my life.
My beautiful partner/husband/best friend/soulmate Joe who gives me the gift of love, every day, the best source of inspiration there is.
My children who show me different ways of looking at the world and make me want to be a better human being.
My Mum who just graduated with a diploma, her first foray into tertiary education, who shows me to keep going after what you want.
My Dad who tells me I’m doing a good job with my kids (and having no idea what it means to me to have someone say that, when I struggle with feeling like I am ‘less than’ because I do not work outside the home.) He gives me the gift of support.
My siblings, all beautiful big-hearted people, whose successes inspire me to reach higher also, and whose struggles I wish I could fix but cannot. All six of them (and the families they have created) inspire me in myriad ways daily in ways they probably don’t realise, and I am grateful for them all.
I am inspired by the amazing and exciting things my friends have been up to over the course of the year. I hope that I can catch up with some of my faraway friends next year.
And where the offline and the online world cross-over I am inspired by the people who I have connected with through writing and blogging. Our wonderful reverb hostess Kat, for example, inspires me with her openness and her generosity and absolute loveliness and she inspires me to cultivate these qualities in myself.
And finally, I am inspired by you! Yes you. Just the idea that someone is reading what I am writing lights me up and inspires me to keep going. For every comment, retweet, Facebook like, instagram ❤︎ and page view – Thank YOU.
I’m joining in with a bunch of bright and beautiful people for Reverb13, a reflective writing challenge hosted by the amazing and talented Kat McNally.
Click through to check it out.
Also linking up with Grace for FYBF, a great friendly place to share your fave post of the week.
Who inspired you in 2013?