Have you ever met someone that when they spoke, you felt fireworks? The beautiful message they delivered felt like it was unleashed from their heart. Their words of inspiration were felt down to your toes and visually, you could see the words on a billboard or across the sky.
I had a recent conversation with a Facebook friend I’ve never met face to face. I saw her beautiful inspirational message and it resonated with me. We have mutual friends and I reached out to speak with her. I was captivated by the enthusiasm and simplicity in her messages and her joy. When I asked her what she did; she’s a busy woman. She has two businesses, one is a technical and creative business creating websites, graphic designs and images, and the other, she speaks to women’s networking groups and children’s groups about internal inspiration. Since I had not met her face-to-face, she reminded me she’s handicapped and is in a wheelchair. After her disclosure, I was more impressed with her message of inspiration.
Have you met someone who inspired you and their impact was beyond their physical presence?
This week, I am reminded each year of Martin Luther King’s birthday of his inspiration and hope to the country. His message was full of encouragement and respect. He was a pastor; his public persona was to share his dream and a legacy for the future of his children to make the world a better place for the next generation with justice, equality and freedom for all. He left a legacy that impacted millions. His desire was to live in a harmonious world. His vision was his “why” and the force driving his actions. His “I have a Dream,” speech was delivered when I was eight years old. I remember being in grade school and attending an assembly program in the school auditorium where were watched the speech on a black and while television rolled on a cart to the stage for the several hundred children to watch. The TV picture was small in comparison to today’s mega 40”+ TV sets. Today, I’m still in awe how this speech left an impression because we were little elementary school children. We saw the broadcast as part of our civic studies class and learning about this powerful speech that was in the news. This speech was a learning lesson for years to come as I understood how powerful this was as I grew older. There has never been another individual in the civil rights movement as inspiring as Dr. King. It’s ironic his message is a pillar of our 21 century history, almost five decades later.
We lost another inspirational icon at the end of last year, John Glenn. Glenn landed on the moon and was breaking the barrier of what’s possible in space as the US explored outside the boundaries of Earth. Again, I remember hearing about this space walk in school, and remembering, many boys in my class saying they too wanted to be an astronaut!
We have many role models today that inspire and have messages of perseverance and encouragement in their lives. A few weeks’ ago, the passing of Debbie Reynolds, an actress in when starting her career landed an acting role where she was dancing with one of the best dancers in the industry, Gene Kelly. When interviewed about this iconic role that changed her career, she said as a young actress, she was intimidated about the role and “danced her legs and feet off” to master the dancing proficiency she had to achieve for the role. She did what was “required.” Her role in the movie, “Singing in the Rain,” became one of the scenes that launched her acting and dancing accomplishments. Over the course of her life, she’s had both emotional trauma and financial challenges. She was inspired to create a life for her family, including daughter Carrie Fisher and son, Todd Fisher whom she raised as a single parent.
Yes, it’s easy to say that celebrities can inspire others because they are in the limelight. Some celebrity followers say that celebrities desire this visibility, and the truth is the celebrity is more vulnerable always under the public’s eye. For those of us, who are inspired by non-celebrities, what do you do to inspire others. There are everyday people or “heroes” that inspire others. It’s the child that wins the heart of a senior citizen in the grocery store, or the pet owner that takes their pet to the veteran’s hospital or children’s hospital to provide a respite from the patient’s pain or illness. Those are the ones who live their lives with purpose and have insights of wisdom to share. Who are your every day heroes that inspire you and make an impression? Heroes that have their personal mission and want to improve the lives of their family, their community or their corner of the globe, to solve a problem with their time and energy or make life better for others.
Everyone has a mission of how they can make a difference.
What’s yours and how can you be more vocal and visible in accomplishing your personal mission?
The next time you “notice” someone who catches your eye, acknowledge it, and say hello or write a word or two on how to connect. This week you can connect with others that inspire you in small ways to make your day better. It can be using a smile to brightens someone’s day, making eye contact, or by stop texting while out in public, and savoring the moment. If you feel you can’t, don’t have the time, or don’t have the same skills as others, dig deeper within, your spark of inspiration is just waiting for you to let it shine. Someone may be trying to connect with you to make you smile and savor the moment!
If you’d like to discover or unleash your spark of inspiration deep within, I will help you release what may be dimming your spark with a belief breakthrough session. The session takes about 20 minutes. It will not hurt and will enable you to move forward with a new belief to enjoy yourself and accomplish your goals this year. Here’s the link to my calendar: https://kscopefocus.com/get-fulfilled/
Or you can send me an email at: Karen@kscopefocus.com. 480-800-9155