“When you need it the most, you’ll learn that you will will draw some personal inspiration from the inspiration that
you have inspired in others!” – Futurist Jim Carroll
Life today is a series of never ending ups-and-downs – living through history as we experience the largest economic and healthcare shock that we will ever know is a roller coaster of emotions. People on the front lines – healthcare workers, grocery and retail, first responders, truckers! – even more so.
My own circumstances are minor. Although my business has shut down, I’m healthy, fit, keeping busy, and in a wonderful in a delightful neighbourhood in a country that doesn’t rabidly believe that personal freedom can only come from a gun.
Even so, I have my moments. So imagine last week, one day, I’m in a bit of an emotional funk. Nothing big, they come and go. And then I open my email, and there is a message:
I wanted you to know I first saw you at a veterinary meeting and have followed you for years. As an inspiration from you, I sold my veterinary practice and went back to school in biomedical engineering, have a provisional patent, and working on a collaborative effort with universities to change the paradigm of women’s reproductive health.
I follow your inspirational messages each day, and look forward to meeting you one day. I know my chances are 10 percent of success (that’s okay) and with your cheerleading along with Brene Brown’s quotes of Teddy Roosevelt Dare greatly persevere and thrive.
I am ready world!
With humble gratitude,
The entire tenor and tone of my day dramatically changed – I found myself floating on a cloud of absolute joy, if not first shock.
Each and every day I work hard to project my sense of optimism for the future, and my hope for success and opportunity. Some days you wonder and question whether anyone is truly listening; if it is all for naught; if you are projecting your message to an empty audience. And then, something like this happens.
Keep focused on providing service, giving back, inspiring others in your own way. One day at a time.
Because it matters, and one day when you might need it the most, your own inspiration will work its way back to inspire you.
Thank you Betsy!