Recently, someone kindly reference me (along with others) as an inspiration. I know that if anyone, I should not forget what an inspiration is. Each day, the words we take the time to speak, write and the actions we present to the world can become a possible inspiration for someone. Someone somewhere may notice.
Does this mean we should be cautious? Maybe, then again, if we are truly concerned, perhaps we should consider this. If we, as an individual must be concerned that something we say or do or write is going to reflect negatively upon ourselves, perhaps we should take a look in the mirror for a moment and ask this question. Do I like who I see?
I think that if the answer is anything other then yes, then perhaps you should look within yourself. I do not claim to be a good person. I do not even claim to be a kind person. But I think I know who I am. And if that accidentally inspires someone to become a better person, then perhaps I have succeeded in something. I will not claim to know what, I will only pray it is for the better.
Published: April 30, 2007, 8:23 am