Inspiration is such a neat word! Have you ever thought of what it means? WOW I just love the word and it's meaning!
in·spi·ra·tion [in-spuh-rey-shuhn] –noun
1. an inspiring or animating action or influence: I cannot write poetry without inspiration.
2. something inspired, as an idea.
3. a result of inspired activity.
4. a thing or person that inspires.
5. Theology .
a. a divine influence directly and immediately exerted upon the mind or soul.
b. the divine quality of the writings or words of a person so influenced.
6. the drawing of air into the lungs; inhalation.
7. the act of inspiring; quality or state of being inspired.
What inspires you? For me there are many ways I am inspired, from a photo to a poem, from nature and from things that happen in my life and from challenges that others make.
Earlier today I took a photo of some roses in my garden playing and learning my new camera! I love love love it! Anyways I had not planned it but once I downloaded the photo I then realized I had caught part of a statue in the background. The statue is one that my husbands family had in a bouquet at my mom's funeral. My mom loved roses and so the angel was placed in my rose garden and many times when I work in my garden I ended up talking to my mom or just thinking of her. It brought tears to my eyes when I saw the statue peaking back at me in the photo as I felt like my mom was responding and sharing the joy of how pretty my roses looked! Of course now I am inspired to scrapbook the photo and tell my story!
I want to challenge you to tell me what inspires you? Have you ever had a surprise peak out of a photo for you?
Here is what I will do! Each person that posts a comment telling me what inspires them will get a entry into a drawing for a rak from me! Also to earn a 2nd entry if you post me a link of where you posted and showed something that inspires you! This challenge will end on wed. Aug. 25th and the winner to be announced on Aug. 26th