What Inspires You?

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What Inspires You?

What makes you want to get up and get excited about life?

Where do you draw your inspiration from?

Is it a place, a person, a word or a thing?  Or is it from a vision, a dream, a feeling, a belief?

Inspiration comes in many forms and it's not the same for everyone.  One person may draw inspiration from watching the sunset.  Someone else may draw inspiration from talking to someone and hearing a word.  Another person might read something and feel inspired.

My inspiration firstly comes from God.  Being in his presence, hearing his word, talking to him. 

The other thing that helps me to draw on inspiration is going to one of my favourite spots here in my home town of Rotorua, New Zealand.  Its a place I go to with my husband and our dogs.  The dogs run free while we relax and let go of anything that has been bothering us. We unwind, talk, encourage eachother, inspire eachother, and rejuvinate. I take my journal with me and write about anything that comes to my mind.  We call it our secret place.

Our Secret Place.

On the shores of Lake Rotorua, New Zealand.


If you aren't sure of what inspires you or you're not feeling inspired by anything that you are currently surrounded by then perhaps try something different.

  • Go to a place that you've never been to before, somewhere with beautiful scenery and sit there peacefully and see if that inspires you. Take a notebook with you and write about whatever comes to your mind.
  • Read stories that are inspiring. I love reading inspiring stories about how other people have triumphed and overcome obstacles and barriers in their lives. 


  • Watch a movie with an inspirational storyline, preferably one thats a true life story and see if that inspires you. A couple of my favourites are The Blind Side and The Pursuit of Happyness. 


  • Join a group that is full of like minded people and see if that inspires you.

Find what inspires you and start living your life the way you want it to be. Inspiration is all around us if only we would open our eyes to see it, ears to hear it and our hearts and minds to receive it.

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