I seek out inspiration all around: in nature – trees, clouds, sunshine – as well as friends, family, art, and everywhere I go. I collect images online and from magazines, ideas from tv shows and blogs, objects from nature and thrift shops. I surround myself with things that inspire me. It never really occurred to me that I could be inspirational to others. Wow!!
I don’t usually think of the things I do as particularly inspirational, nor do I do things solely to inspire. I was pleasantly suprised to find that a very simple thing I did DID inspire someone! I am an avid knitter, & usually am making something that is just my own invention rather than from a pattern. I take this for granted because I like to make simple items that are created from yarn I already have – so usually I have to fudge around with the materials until I create what I’ve pictured in my mind. (Not anything that would be possible to make from a pattern with specific materials.) So, I had made something I thought was rather ordinary and at the end of a get-together, a friend said, “I’m so inspired by the things you make! And you make it look so easy!”
Well, thank you!
For me it is easy, and I forget that others don’t have the same outlook. Just that one comment made my day, and also made me realize that I have a lot to offer. It’s as simple as thinking of something I take for granted as something that could be shared with others. Inspire others by doing what comes naturally. And be inspired by the reaction.
Inspiration is a two-way street. I’m always on the lookout for inspiring places, things, and people – but I forget that I, too, could be inspiration for someone else.
Exactly! Inspiration is a wonderful gift.
Yes Lucinda! To give and receive!