“What is your inspiration? What moves you? What is it that never fails to motivate you, to get you going, or make you happy?”
I was trying to think of a less obvious inspiration to name than “my kids”…because, while I am very inspired by my kids, naming them seems like something every other person (at least, every other parent) would say in response to this topic. I thought I’d try to be more original than that.
And I truly am inspired by many, many things.
But honestly? All of these things notwithstanding (and I could go on and on listing!) I have to circle around and say my kids. I have to…because they are truly my greatest and most consistent sources of inspiration. Nothing compares. Nothing touches them.
And it’s not just because they’re my kids and I love them. It’s not because they motivate me to be the best I can be for them – so that their lives will be as good as I can make them. It’s not because I want them to be proud of me.
I mean, it IS all of those – but that’s not the whole of it.
It’s more because of who they are and how they live their moments.