I received an email the other day and was asked this question. Who inspires me to create the way that I do.
I decided to answer that question here....
Who inspires me? Someone that chooses to get up each time that life throws adversity at them and move forward, regardless of what is thrown at them. Ones that choose to see positivity, when all that it seems is negativity. Ones that finds beauty, where there seems to be only ashes. Where darkness seems easier to walk in, but chooses to find the light and grab ahold of it and hang on.
Who inspires me? Someone that chooses to lift someone up, instead of tearing them down due to race, political views, religion, lifestyle, size, finances, etc. Someone who sees hatred, but still chooses to show and spread love. Someone who sees destruction after the storm, but decides to leave and plant a seed of hope and love to grow.
Who inspires me? Someone that sees and feels sadness in this world, but chooses to still smile and believe that tomorrow is going to be a better day.
No, I am not in denial of how this world is, but I choose to see the positivity, the good that is in others and still believe and know that there is a better tomorrow and there is hope. I have walked a road and path that hasn't been easy by any means, one that has made me question many things about this world, but we are all given the same 24 hours each day and I choose to find and see the good that is in it. There is enough sadness, bitterness and darkness in this world. I want to leave footprints that represent the good that there is in this world. Plant seeds of hope and faith.
So, who inspires me?......the world does!