How many people have you come across in your life that have truly inspired you? Or, perhaps the greater question is how many have you inspired? You nor I will never know the answer to this question, but one thing I am sure of, to inspire is nothing more than the desire to act, to help, to create and transform through the simply “acts of caring”.
I was appalled the other night when I read of a mother who threw her baby at a police officer in an attempt to keep from being arrested for shop lifting. The news said that the baby was in a car seat and was unharmed, but she had several other little children with her.
My mind raced as I wonder what drove this woman to do such a thing? What kind of life did she have? What was her training? Was there anyone who played an inspiring role in her life? Or did those who held this precious role – the role of “living and acting as an inspiration”, become discouraged in their own journey, finding it easier to step aside and give up?
To inspire is an honor. It will usually come in a moment when someone needs words of encouragement or direction. You may feel unprepared; but never fear, or worry if what you do is perfect. Perfection will not be the issue, but rather the boldness to elegantly carry out any simple act of caring.