You are the wind beneath my wings…

via azhure , this post on being an inspiration. Because so many of my flist are inspiring to me…

In spire means to breathe.
I don’t know your struggles well, but I know you’ve faced them down, and you’re still breathing. That alone is inspiring. Add that you’re fun and easy and it’s meta-inspirational. You motivate me to think I can blast through my own struggles and come out smiling.

In other words, you make my breathing easier.
Isn’t that what inspiration means?

So please know . . .
When I say, “You’re inspiring,” I’m saying . . .
“You motivate me to keep going, doing the next thing, to keep breathing, to keep knowing that I’ll get there.”
What do you do when people say you’re inspiring?
Smile, breathe it in, and say ‘thank you,” with gusto to reinforce a positive change in the world. Glow more each time someone says you’re inspiring. So that more folks wonder who you are.
Smile. Breathe. Glow. Then . . .
Inspire everyone you can to inspire someone else down the line.
Get the whole world breathing again, right along with you.


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2 responses to “You are the wind beneath my wings…

  1. Anonymous

    actually, in spire is to breathe in, ex pire is to breathe out. respire is the act of both.

    ah, the science of breath!

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