Have you ever noticed how some things just inspire you? That is the moment when Spirit is whispering to you, "This could be good....this could be really, really good!" This is when we are living in Spirit - inspired.
I find that those who inspire me vary quite a bit. A few of my friends are also artists of various sorts (you know who you are!) and their work inspires me to keep creating my own art and to just keep going with it. Some friends have been going through some pretty difficult stuff of late, and these ones inspire me to be brave and patient. My oldest daughter inspires me, through her passion for reading, to keep on learning. My youngest daughter inspires me, through her twinkling eyes and fabulous sense of humour, to keep laughing and playing. My wife, well, she is my rock. She keeps me grounded and stable when my world is going a wee bit nuts. She inspires me to be the best I can be and to keep plugging ahead when things sometimes feel like they are pretty hopeless. She also teaches me more about unconditional love every day in how she is with our children.
A lot of people have walked into my heart space over the last (let's just say over 40) years, and some of them have left scars, where others have left footprints. Those who have left footprints will always be in my heart with fond memories. I am inspired by those who have left footprints on my heart to also in turn leave footprints on the hearts of as many people as I can. That is what love is all about, really. It is not about how many people have love you, it is about how many people you have loved.