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Kelsey Z.

November 23, 2004 at 4:33 PM

Inspiration. Friends have been asking me in response to my IM name, what is inspiring me, why am I inspired?

Inspiration: A divine influence upon human beings

The more I ponder this the more I realise that many things have a "divine influence" upon me. So the question remains? What inspires me?

Teaching. Watching a student learn and being challenged to help make something that comes so easily and thoughtlessly to me make sense to them so that they have the tools to make that element become thoughtless as well. Seeing a students reaction when they've mastered something or it makes sense and you know you've done a good job teaching them.

That is inspiring.

Learning from a great teacher who knows how to make something make sense and makes you want to work at something. A teacher who instills in a lesson a want to hurry up and get home and try out what you learned in that lesson.

That is inspiring.

Seeing a great performer make something that you know is very difficult seem easy and effortless. Seeing a great performer be 100% involved and behind what he/she is doing and having the level of accomplishment motivate you.

That is inspiring.

A walk in the rain knowing that it will make them earth greener and the world look more beautiful when the sun comes out again. Smelling the rain while you are walking in it. That refreshing clean smell.

That is inspiring.

The colors of Fall and Spring as plants are starting to turn different colors and the smells and tempretures begin to change.

That is inspiring.

A snowfall around Christmas time where the snow is all nicely laid out and you can feel the coldness but warmth of the snow around you and hear that crunching sound beneath your feet. Looking at the snow fall at night as it is reflected in the street lights and christmas lights.

That's inspiring.

There are so many endless things that even in small ways affect us that come out in our personality even if you don't realise it. There are so many things that affect our day to day lives that can be inspiring. A piece on the radio, a friend we haven't talked to in a long time phoning us, receiving a letter, playing with the family pet, playing with your kids, having a good day at work, seeing the sun come out, seeing a pretty flower or display case in a shop window.

So I challenge you, what inspires you that you would have never thought or considered to be inspiration before?

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