Friday, November 27, 2009

Inspiration

Recently I had a discussion with a friend about what inspires us. With my new profession I'm trying to inspire others to change their lives in a more positive way towards health and fitness. I've had people ask me, "what inspires you Shannon?" There are many people and things that inspire me but recently children have inspired me in countless ways.

There is an 11 year old neighborhood kid that some would say is "eccentric, different, or off beat." My daughter tells me that other kids at school make fun of him. He is witty, intelligent, polite, and speaks his mind in a confident and secure way. What can this child teach us as adults how we should live our own lives?

I have a dear friend who's 14 year old just had a heart transplant. This young man is a gifted singer and actor in my daughter's theatre group. The tenacity, courage, and faith he possesses inspires me in countless ways. Keep the faith David!

Lastly, my children inspire and teach me on a daily basis. First, God has blessed my daughter with gifts and talents that I'll never acquire. She can sing like an angel, has the ability to create art in a way my hands will never have, and recently I saw her photography and was blown away by the images she captured.

My son is on the swim team and recently had his first swim meet. When he is in the pool he displays such desire, will, and discipline that it inspires me to want to keep trying! Swimming is my weakest sport and sometimes I just quit or give up on practicing. I've learned more from watching him and his teammates than I have from reading books, watching videos, or reading blogs.

Sometimes inspiration can come from the little ones with the milk mustache. :)


What inspired you this week?













12 comments:

ONEHOURIRONMAN said...

Life, family, good health and the desire to constantly improve and grow all three are the inspirations and motivations that fuel my fire.

Tyler and Grace said...

yeah, you have a blog!!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

great post, my 11 year old son inspires me too. He did his first triathlon only 2 weeks after his daddy passed away. We made a tshirt with a pic of the two of them on his shirt, and he did the race to make us both proud, as if his dad would be at the finish line. Have a great weekend!

Dave said...

Shannon, this is your best post yet. Great pics....great prose....My kids help inspire me too. You will do well as a trainer!
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Missy said...

I am inspired by my mom. I hope that I have kept her legacy alive by making people laugh. I try to do it each day!

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Big Daddy Diesel said...

Im inpsired by my family

RunToTheFinish said...

awe sweet!! Man I am inspired really by all the bloggers I've met and read....they encourage me on my crazy journeys and inspire me to higher levels of health and fitness

Jess said...

All great inspirations!

Maryland Girl aka Michelle said...

Great post! I find inspiration in many things. Kids are the best. Like the little boy running his first 10k that I saw last week. I hope that boy in your neighborhood stays true to himself!
Also, remaining curious about life is key!

Wes said...

You inspire me fracilicious, cuz thatz the kind of peeps I roll with :-)

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

I am sure you already know how blessed you are...what a great post.