Inspiration Is Everywhere
Inspiration Is Everywhere
I just got out of the shower after working on “putting Christmas away” for over half the day. I should finish tomorrow, I hope.
It often seems as if I do some of my best thinking in the shower. There are some other places in the house where I to do some pretty good thinking as well, but the shower seems to be the best.
I wrote another installment of my “Inspiration is Everywhere” “series” this morning after I saw the sunrise. I think that one was pretty good so you may see it someday. This is not the first article I am writing but it is going to be the first in the series since it explains what these articles are trying to convey. I will have three written when I finish this so I hope that qualifies to be a series. I am planning to write more, but who knows.
Anyway, while I was in the shower I got to thinking, “What do I say if someone asks me what I mean by “Inspiration is Everywhere?” I thought, “That’s a good question.” So, after I was dry, I Googled “inspiration definition” and came up with the following, “the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something.” That is pretty cool, mental stimulation is everywhere. I like it, but so what? I mean, my mental state, as well as my emotions, get pretty “stimulated” and I definitely want to do something when the ref blows the call in a football game. (Gee, that could be another article, “Things don’t always go your way, even when they should”) But that isn’t the type of stimulation I’m talking about.
Let’s look a little deeper. Have you ever been involved in an activity when you notice something else occurring around you, or you have a thought unrelated to what you are doing, or you get a phone call, or a song plays on the radio, or, or, or…. And this outside “thing” gets you thinking in a different direction and the next thing you know, you have extracted a life lesson from whatever this other “thing” is. The fact that I thought about the title for another article while writing this one is a prime example.
Actually, this entire article is a case in point and that’s why it will be the first in the series. I was in the shower, nothing on my mind but soap and shampoo. I started thinking about the article I wrote this morning, which led me to think about the title of the series. I realized that, in all probability, nobody would know what I was talking about. So the life lesson is, ‘When I write something, even if it is only a title, make sure that the message is clear.”
In fact, that is why I am changing the title of the series to, “Life Lessons Are Everywhere.” It is simpler and actually makes more sense!
To answer the original question, I would say that “Inspiration is Everywhere” means that life lessons, little tidbits of insight on how to live life a little better and more successfully, are everywhere and the keys to discovering them often come from where you’d never expect to find them. That discovery, in itself, can be mentally stimulating and realizing that you found one can bring a sense of accomplishment and, hopefully, the motivation to put into practice what you have discovered.