Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 148 – There Are Two Parts To Inspiration

Took our exchange student and the family out to the top of Multnomah Falls so she could see it one more time before she flies back home. Also made two trips to Home Depot so my son could get the parts to his PVC squirt gun.

There are two parts to inspiration,

Being inspired
Acting inspired

Being inspired is easy. Listen to an engrossing speech, an amazing song, or watch an inspirational video and be inspired.

Acting inspired is hard. Ever listen to a engrossing speech, an amazing song, or watch an inspirational video and not do anything. Me too.  

Here are some ways that you might act on your inspiration.

  • If you hear something that moves you on the radio, immediately afterwards turn off your radio and just think about what you heard.
  • Plan a small donation if you hear a particularly excellent live performance of music or theater. Then if you are asked at the show, execute your plan.
  • Don’t turn off the tv; don’t click away from a website; don’t turn the channel of the radio if you hear a pledge drive going on. Stop and think about where that money goes.
  • As soon as you encounter something inspirational, put a reminder on your to-do list or on your calendar, to research and take some action.
“To read means to borrow; to create out of one’s reading is paying off one’s debts.” — Charles Lillard

About Eric Winger

Our perception of time is key to how we use our time. The most fundamental way to change that perception is to give our time. This opens us up to new opportunities and ideas from which we can build to really make a difference. ... Yes, we *do* have time to make a difference!
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