Question of the Day – No. 162 Who/what inspires you? Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrMoreLinkedInRedditGooglePinterestPocketTelegramWhatsAppSkypeEmailLike this:Like Loading... 78 thoughts on “Question of the Day – No. 162” Add yours Music is my biggest inspiration. Alternative the most of all. LikeLiked by 6 people Reply Awesome! I too put some music in the background when I’m writing. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I’m corny, but kindness inspires me the most. Witnessing it or being part of it doesn’t matter, it inspires me to hope. LikeLiked by 5 people Reply I think witnessing or being part of some kindness can create hope for us and for humanity. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply Plus it makes it all seem worthwhile. Thanks for listening. Have a great day. LikeLiked by 2 people Have an awesome day you too! 🙂 LikeLike My late grandmother. She was an activist and a feminist in a quiet way. She was also a teacher, a painter and a musician. And a farmer. And a gardener. LikeLiked by 4 people Reply She did so many things! She is indeed a model to follow. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Pretty much anyone that I find really creative that managed to show his work to the public. And people that managed to find an unconventional job that they love. A youtuber can be a good example. There are tons of types of channels that create interesting content and it’s inspiring to see them do what they love and find people that enjoy it. LikeLiked by 4 people Reply I totally agree with you. Watching people that do what they love can be so inspiring. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Agree LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Music. Changes my mood in a heartbeat. High-energy metal fires me up, Pink Floyd calms me down. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply It’s awesome that you know what kind of music you need to change your mood for whatever you need to do. Great “hack”! LikeLiked by 2 people Reply I use music in a similar way. I play music that matches my mood and slowly shift the genre to bring me to the mood I would rather be in. For example, when I’m angry, I will blast Slipknot and progress slowly from that to Al Jarreau. 😁 LikeLiked by 3 people Reply It’s a progression that looks something like: Slipknot to Korn to Megadeth to Bob Dylan to Al Jarreau. 🙃 LikeLiked by 3 people That’s a big jump from Megadeth to Dylan! Slipknot is my go-to band for when I need to get fired up 😀 LikeLiked by 3 people Cool! I make myself laugh when I’m wearing my earbuds and blasting Slipknot while i’m on public transit. I know that the passengers around me can hear it. And, I just sit there looking like an innocent old lady. 😂 I can go from Megadeth to Bob Dylan because Dave and Bob’s voices. 🙃 LikeLiked by 3 people Lol, I must try that one day…inflict Slipknot on other train passengers 🙂 LikeLiked by 3 people 😁 LikeLiked by 1 person God inspires me! Every time i am down, he gives me hope and pulls me up. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply Awesome! 😀 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply My freakin’ cat. And music, LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Freakin’? Why freakin’? :)) LikeLiked by 2 people Reply I like that word xD, he’s just awesome and there aren’t enough words to describe his awesomeness 😃 LikeLiked by 2 people Got you! LikeLiked by 1 person I’m inspiring myself today. Yesterday your question was about how much time we spend working on a dream. Today, I am hitting the ground running. Sure, I’m terrified, but I’m doing it. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply Fear it’s always there. We just need to find our strength to overcome it! Congratulations and keep up the good work! 😀 LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Music, God, Babies, books, coffee, writing, hiking and family LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Great list! How babies inspire you? LikeLike Reply Babies are pure and don’t have any preconceived notion of who one should be. They smile because it’s natural and they cry when they’re upset. I love their authenticity. LikeLiked by 3 people Music, nature, and unique nouns in general. Today, the word “imperial” stuck out to me and I wrote a post about it. Totally random lol LikeLiked by 2 people Reply I wouldn’t say random. I’d say it’s unique 😀 LikeLiked by 3 people Reply Ah huh moments; quotes, nature’s natural environment, laughter, children, love, music, the arts, rain, cool breeze, bright colors, clean open space LikeLiked by 2 people Reply When we really look around, we can find lots of inspiring things 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Absolutely:)!! LikeLiked by 1 person My daughter is an inspiration to me. She has been through so much in her life and has persevered. She continues to work through difficulties today with 2 children that have an extremely painful, chronic, degenerative, disease that currently has no known cure. She has been abreast of the research relating to the disease in order to advocate for the best care for her children. And, even with the children frequently being in and out of the hospital, she is still there for all of her 6 children. She home schools them (they are all highly intelligent), makes dates with each child individually to give them her devoted attention, she and her husband arrange fun family outings at least once a month. All the while doing the mom thing of doing the shopping and errands to keep the household running smooth; making sure the kids have a balanced, healthy diet; making sure the house is clean and the laundry done, taking each child to their appointments. She also attends to the families’ spiritual needs taking them to their place of worship every week. She also schedules play dates with their friends and extra-curricular activities to keep a healthy balance to the homeschooling. She encourages her children to work on their aspirations. She is very attentive to her relationship with her husband. They go on dates once a week to focus on each other. She makes time for family and friends by checking in on each one frequently and getting together with each one often. On top of all that, she makes time for pursuing her own dreams, philanthropy, and political activism. To do all of this, she is very resourceful, determined, and dedicated even through her own health issues. She is such a good example for her children that the 3 older ones have already made their own great accomplishments. The 17 year old is certified in first aid and CPR. She is also a published author with a growing audience. The 15 year old had a valid food handler’s card. She is also an award winning painter and a budding culinary artist. The 10 year old is also an award winner painter and a budding comedian. All three of them are budding entrepreneurs who have made a big impression at every Children’s Entrepreneur Fair they have attended. My daughter is my hero. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply Oh, crud, I almost forgot. My daughter is also employed part-time at a birthing center as their contracted supply purchaser, inventory manager, security technician, plumber, electrician, maintenance technician, equipment mechanic, promotions technician, ‘stage’ hand, building renovation technician, courier, construction consultant, and contractor for large jobs. If anyone were to be nominated as a superwoman, she would be the top contender. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply How the hell she manages to do all of that? She must have some time extender magic machine. LikeLiked by 1 person She’s very good at time management, prioritizing, and juggling. 💕 LikeLiked by 1 person What a list!!! She is now my hero too! It’s amazing what she accomplished and the amount of work she puts in every day! All my respects to her! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thank you 💖 Few people are aware of all that she does. She’s not one to toot her own horn. And, where ever possible, she likes to do things anonymously. LikeLiked by 1 person Honest people who live out their Christian lives admitting real struggles, addictions, etc. and sharing with others LikeLiked by 2 people Reply It takes lots of courage to share things. What they do can be indeed very inspiring. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Achieving my dreams, lame I know. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Achieving your dreams is never lame. What are your dreams? LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Write and publish a book. One day! LikeLiked by 1 person That’s awesome! Have you started writing it? LikeLike Yes and no. I have a few ideas that I write on, so something is complete. LikeLiked by 1 person You’re on your way there! LikeLiked by 1 person Life… LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Awesome! LikeLike Reply I inspire myself! My past, present and future. And the goodness I see in my family is my biggest motivation LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Some of the best inspirations out there! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Indeed! LikeLiked by 1 person Pingback: Introverted Ramblings | The Introverted Christian I get inspired a lot by people pursuing their dreams no matter how hard it might seem. That makes me believe I can do it too. LikeLike Reply I believe color inspires me. Bright colors make me smile and make me feel calm and happy. I use colors to help cope with my mental illness. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply That’s a very interesting strategy! What’s your mental illness? LikeLike Reply Severe PTSD, anxiety and depression with psychosis. I’m just learning how to find my own acceptance. In a way I suppose it is a way for me to find peace in accepting and “coming out” with my illness. LikeLiked by 1 person That must be very tough. What triggered them? What was the trauma? LikeLike Many things are triggers. However, I have grown to be very resilient over the years when it comes to identifying every one. What I have learned is that my body and my mind do alert me. I tend to become very sensitive both physically and mentally. It’s the fight or flight response. I don’t shake with fear anymore but at times I do overthink and analyze after shaking off the initial “freeze,” and rush of panic and/or fear. As for the trauma, I don’t even know where to start! LikeLiked by 1 person Music, my mum, small acts of kindness and my dog!! 😄 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Your dog? How does your dog inspire you? 😀 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply He’s just so happy and carefree all the time, not a care in the world! Always a bundle of energy or cuddles. I can learn a lot from him ☺️ LikeLike He’s just always such a bright, happy and exuberant being! Always has a smile on his puppy face, always has the energy to take me for a run, always ready for a cuddle at all times. His positivity just radiates from him and is enough to lift my spirits. I can definitely learn a lot from him… 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Yes, we can learn so much from this and he is just a dog. Can you imagine how humanity would be if all of us are like this? LikeLiked by 1 person Oh my, what a wonderful world. I have hope for our humanity ☺️💖 LikeLiked by 1 person By the way! I’m not normally one to advertise, but I’ve just uploaded a blog post on developing self-compassion and it would mean so much if you or anyone else could take a look at it! I only started my blog 3 days ago but I really want to get the message across of building positivity around mental illness, and tearing down the stigma we’ve surrounded it with. I hope to make a difference in people’s lives, especially in our youth. It’s just such a dear topic close to my heart. Thank you so much for your time ❤️ hope you are doing well!!! LikeLiked by 1 person Sure, I’ll take a look. Good luck with your blog! LikeLiked by 1 person Thank you so much ☺️ LikeLiked by 1 person I am not an overly kind person, so when I see a kindness being done, it inspires me to be better. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply What’s the kindest think you ever did? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Maybe it was that time I gave someone my car. It was only a couple years old and I didn’t ask for money. Maybe its those times when I let people talk and I just listen? But I honestly don’t know. LikeLiked by 1 person That’s awesome! LikeLiked by 1 person Thanks, I don’t like to dwell on that kind of thing. What about you? What was the nicest thing you’ve ever done? LikeLiked by 1 person I don’t know if it’s the nicest, but I gave a two hours ride to someone I didn’t know for free. LikeLiked by 1 person That’s really nice. I love driving. LikeLiked by 1 person Me too. LikeLike Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. 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