Monday, October 18, 2010

Blog Award, Thanks So Much!

Thank you to Jess from "It's a Big Deal to Me" for giving The Sunset Won't the Blogs that Inspire award.  I am to pass this award to 7 people and share 7 things or people that inspire my life.  I feel like each week, somewhere I talk about things that inspire me, so forgive me if I repeat any. 
In no particular order here are 7 things/people that inspire me:

1. Sunsets
What a beautiful reminder that time goes on whether we want it to or not.  The beauty of a sunset and the promise of a sunrise inspire me to value my time, to live my life the best I can. (Image from Fliker)

2. The Words of the Bible
There are various bible passages and verses that inspire me.  Soon I am working on a blog about the passages that mean the most to me, right now.  The words of the Bible inspire me to keep on even when the path seems hard.

3. My Heritage
I love learning about my ancestors; where they came from, what they overcame to get where they did, etc.  Learning about my heritage, connecting to my ancestors, understanding their lives inspires me to do better.  To do more.  To be the best person I can be.

4. Traveling
Traveling around the world, experiencing new cultures, seeing culturally/historically significant sites... seeing the moon shine on the other side of the world... inspires me.

5. Music
Music, as I continually point out, is a big part of my life.  There is a song for almost every mood, every life moment.  It can be a comfort through a hard time, or a motivator when you need to push through.  Music inspires me as it is the soundtrack to my life. 

6. Education
Being a teacher I am surrounded by people with the desire to learn more.  And I love that.  While I may not know a lot about anything in particular, I know a little bit about a lot of things.  New facts, stories, teaching strategies... they all inspire me to be a better teacher.

7. Mentors
There are people in your life that aren't family, that typically are older than you, who act as a role model.  They listen, they share, they teach.  The mentors in my life, people who fill those roles, inspire me to be a better person.  To give back to others what I have received.

Here is my dilemma, I find that most of the blogs I read are inspiring in their own way.  So choosing just 7 is hard to to.  So I am going to cop out by saying that if you read this blog you should take this award.  Because the fact that any blogger takes the time to share some part of themselves is inspiring.  


  1. Music makes me feel so much better, I agree. And when I see a sunset I always take some time out to appreciate it.

  2. Great list! Glad you accepted :)

  3. I've had a lot of mentors in life, too -- some acknowledged and with a continual presence in my life, some who barely brushed by, but still made a big impact. Thanks for making me remember several people I haven't thought about in a while!

    Congratulations on the award -- your blog is certainly inspirational!


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