For the last few days I have been thinking about what to blog. I went through my Google Reader thinking I could get some inspiration from there. I also went to my Tweet Deck and Google+ streams to get some inspiration. Then it hit me. Inspiration should be my topic.
The funny thing about inspiration to me is that once I get it sometimes I don’t know what to next. I get a great idea, like the one for this blog, then I go blank. So I thought I would start with the definition. According to dictionary.com inspiration means:
1. an inspiring or animating action or influence: I cannot write poetry without inspiration.2. something inspired, as an idea.3. a result of inspired activity.4. a thing or person that inspires.5. Theology .a. a divine influence directly and immediately exerted upon the mind or soul.b. the divine quality of the writings or words of a person so influenced.
After some pondering, my conclusion is that inspiration comes from different places. It can happen at any moment. You can inspire someone with a look, gesture, or a few words. For example, look at the following list of words:
a, am, and, anywhere, are, be, boat, box, car, could, dark, do, eat, eggs, fox, goat, good, green, ham, here, house, I, if, in, let, like, may, me, mouse, not, on, or, rain, Sam, say, see, so, thank, that, the, them, there, they, train, tree, try, will, with, would, your
You may not find this list too complicated. Actually it is quite a simple list of words, but I bet that you have been inspired by them. These are words in Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham. I love this book. I have been inspired by this book.
Think about it. We all can inspire, and we can all be inspired. You just have to let yourself be open to it.