Monday, 5 September 2011

The little things - Inspiration Monday guest post

It’s the first Monday in September, which means that it’s Inspiration Monday (I didn’t forget about it this time, since I’m craving for inspiration and motivation for studying).

Today’s guest is The Frisky Virgin who is truly an inspirational person. She has chosen a path she’s walking on and I believe that it’s not always easy for her; sometimes people think she’s a bit odd but that doesn’t stop her. She sticks to her decisions no matter what and that’s the reason why I think she’s a very inspiring person.
Here’s her view on Inspiration:

I’m so honored to guest blog on the topic of inspiration for Starlight. She is a tremendously kind person and wonderfully supportive of her fellow bloggers.  My idea of inspiration is probably pretty simple, but I do hope, in some way, maybe you will feel a little inspired.  So, here we go!

If you listen to the news or even to your perpetually grumpy friends, you might think inspiration is a fading concept.  And you know it’s bad when you say the word inspiration and at least one person thought you said perspiration.  Yeah, it’s pretty cynical out there.  So, what do we do? How do we find the motivation to carry on with our dreams in the face of so much negativity? 

For me, inspiration is like a lone little lightening bug, floating in the distance on a warm summer’s night: beautiful, magical, and mysterious.  Raise your hand if you ever wondered whether those wee flashes of flittering lights were really mini-Tinkerbells when you were younger? *raises hand* And, be honest, isn’t there a small part of you still wishing for the pixie whimsy to be true, even today?  Can you find it?  That little bit of wonder you had as a child where all things were possible?  Okay, now, hold that feeling because it’s there—right there—where you’ll find the seed of inspiration. 

Now, all you have to do is look around to make that tiny seed grow.  For me, it’s the little things.

It’s the Mavericks overcoming all of the “you can’t do it” talk to win the NBA Championship.  It’s Dale Earnhardt Jr. staying so kind and working so hard while under the biggest, cruelest microscope imaginable. 

It’s the smell of my mama’s garlic roast and the sound of my daddy’s mischievous giggle. It’s the twinkle of stars on a cold, lonely night. It’s cooking Thanksgiving dinner with my mama, while cheering on the Dallas Cowboys.  It’s hearing the first Christmas carol of the season. It’s watching Miracle on 34th Street and walking away believing there just might be a Santa Claus after all. 

It’s the memory of a loved one long lost, but never really gone. It’s taking someone’s hand and telling them they aren’t alone. It’s the warmth of a smile.  It’s lending a helping hand.  It’s the bravery of our military, fire fighters, and police officers. 

It’s failing miserably…then standing up, dusting off, and realizing you are stronger than ever before.

It’s finding the courage to pursue your dreams.  It means believing in the unbelievable, no matter how improbable it may seem. 

So, what does all of this mean?  Inspiration is already all around us if we just open our eyes, heart, mind, soul, and senses. It’s there, waiting to be discovered once more. 


  1. I saw a bumper sticker today that read "Something amazing is about to happen"

    And that was inspriational to me. We can't live for the big momnets, they are fleeting and all too spread out. The little ones define a life, grow a vision, and fuel a desire.

    Well done as always Frisky V. :)

  2. What a great post by a great writer. TFV you know I adore you and I am so glad to see you here at Starlight's! :) (Great pick Starlight!)

    I totally raised my hand. You know how I love Tinkerbell and I used to pray for imaginary friends or to see a fairy. I am still fascinated by the magical thought of them. I am blessed to have never lost that feeling of magic that I had as a kid. I still see magic all around me. I honestly don't know what I would do if I stopped imagining, believing, and hoping for the innocence of youth. It keeps me young at heart.

    HUGS to both of you lovely ladies.

  3. Lovely post - this really made me smile

  4. Julianna: That bumper sticker would have made me smile, too. I think life is about the little things, really.

    Thank you so much. :)

    Jewels: Thank you so much--I adore you back. *Hugs* Oh, I don't think life would be the same without the ability to imagine--to believe in the unbelievable. Both of my parents are big kids and, you know, they go through life with a smile, even when it's dark. I think you need to stay in touch with that youthful magic, especially in this rather cynical world. *Hugs back*

    Louba: I'm so, so glad this made you smile. It was an absolute pleasure to write this for Starlight. :)

  5. Catching up with my blog reading and I'm very glad I popped over here to read this post. I needed a bit of inspiration and that's what I got, thanks.

  6. (raises hand) I still wish they were fairies.

    It feels to me like more people would get those moments of inspiration if they would just stop for a moment and look for them. People are too busy to see it.

  7. (waving hand in air) I loved this post! It's typical of Frisky! Which is why I follow her blog!

  8. Very inspirational thoughts! I too, believe that "inspiration" lies within all of us, if we just allow ourselves to believe it.

  9. Happy Frog and I: Aw, I'm so happy this inspired you! Thank you so much!

    Jay: :) Me too! It really is all about taking a moment to look around.

    Eva: Thank you so much! *Hugs* You are too sweet!

    Yvonne: Thank you, sweetie. And I couldn't agree more. :)

  10. Good point, inspiration is all around us, we have to be willing. Very good post.

  11. I was raising my hand so many times when reading this! I totally agree!

  12. Barbara L: I'm so happy you enjoyed this. :)

    Maria: Aw, thank you so very much!

    Dicky: Thank you. :)

    Rebecca Louise: lol--I'm so glad! Thank you!