“Forget all the reasons it won’t work and believe the one reason that it will.” – Unknown
When was the last time you truly live?
Live without fears
Live without worries
Live without filters
Do what you truly feel is best
Be a friend just because
Help someone because it’s just a nice thing to do
If you haven’t live like that since your childhood there is hope. Just take a moment and watch, you will be inspired by individuals that you use to be…A child. They take risk, they show kindness, they try new things and they are unapologetic about it.
Kindness, when was the last time you did that freely and not for the rewards it brings. It seems like these days kindness comes with an agreement, that you have to pay back later to the person who was kind to you. Why is that???
Somewhere along our journey we all will lose the drive to think and perform outside the box. It’s like at certain check points in our journey where our motivation gets depleted. Oh yes! Life will knock you down, spin you around, kick you, annoy you and sometimes even throw you off your path/plans. But the beauty about life is: along the journey, you will be inspired by the tiniest of things or being. This brings me to my next point.
A tiny being such as an ant or even a plant can inspire and motivate you. Take for instance; when I was in Banff, Alberta Canada, I saw tiny plants breaking through the cracks in the mountain. This sight lifted my spirit because if those tiny plants can fight for to live, why shouldn’t I fight to live as well. This was a welcoming insight. (Side note: Banff Alberta should be on your list of must see)
Another welcoming insight I had two months ago, was an inside look at what kids and teenagers are doing in our society to make the world a better place. They went from Me to We. Wait a minute Toya! (from me to we)??? …..Yes, they went from Me to We by doing small things and big things in their communities and the communities that’s not close to them and making big impacts. It had me thinking ‘What am I doing with my life?’ I mean the event sent me in deep thoughts, to the point it is constantly on my mind, especially on my drives when I am all alone. The event also left me with: to start where I am, with what I have.
If you haven’t heard about WE DAY please check out their website at: https://www.we.org/. Make sure you: READ, WATCH AND YOU WILL SURELY GET INSPIRED.
We expect to be inspired or motivated by something big but if you truly look around, we can find something that will inspire, push and motivate us. I have heard and read this quote many times “BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THIS WORLD” and I usually nod my head in agreement but do nothing after (or maybe I am). WE DAY Toronto have inspired me, and let me tell you this, ideas are flowing (remember those alone time on my drives I mentioned above….yes…its flowing).
Until next time…..walk good
“Whatever you choose to do, do it with a smile”