We've just spent an entire month together, thinking about what inspires us. We've covered such things as:
_The more than 100 bloggers who showed up for the Blogathon this year
_Quotes with meaningful messages
_Plants in your garden and/or nature
_Other people's advice
_Long walks near water
_Mothers who have overcome parenting challenges
_Your artistic self
_Signs that direct you where you need to go or to do what you need to do
_A spiritual journey
_Haiku and other poetic verse
_A messy desk, office or home
_[fill in the blank with your own ideas]
The point of this exercise was to focus for the month on a single topic: inspiration. By doing that, it should be clear to you that inspiration is everywhere you look. If you open your eyes, if you are prepared to see, if you are ready for the big reveal, it will appear. Inspiration is there for the asking. It is there for the taking. It is there when you need it. All you have to do is be a willing participant.
On your own in the months ahead, make it a point to track how often you notice that which inspires you. I bet you'll be able to double this list in no time.
And now that the Blogathon has ended, I hope you plan on returning to visit me regularly at BIKE WITH JACKIE. I'll be here. Maybe not every day. But I'll be here every week, thinking of ways to inspire you to action, thinking of ways to help you connect with your true self--the one who is aware of what it takes to be your Best self, use your Inner strength, listen and respond to your Killer instincts, and speak up for yourself with your Expressive voice. On this BIKE journey, we focus on moving forward, and you're always invited to join the ride. Come any time.