A couple of weeks ago, I participated in an uplifting journal-decorating project benefitting pandemic health care workers, our modern-day heroes.
As I contemplated what designs to create on the covers of my journals, I thought about helping the recipients. I wanted them to be inspired to keep going and to be reminded their work was meaningful and impacted communities in crisis in a positive way.
Butterflies and hearts were basic shapes for me to include, representing their transformational effect on the world. But the words were also important to me. Words carry weight. Their journals would be filled with cathartic writings to help them deal with all they were going through as front-line workers of the virus. Risking their health to care for others wasn’t only their job; it was their calling, and I wanted to ensure they knew how valuable they were.
As you can see, I chose Love (LUV for fun) and You Inspire because they do.
And so do YOU.
As you go through your life, every little thing you do, every word you speak, every interaction you have impacts others. It may be intentional or unintentional, but the outcome is the same. And I guarantee, without even realizing it, your words and actions INSPIRE others. Whether it’s a photo you post online, a text message, or a simple smile, you are inspiring someone every single day of your life.
Never underestimate the power you have to transform someone, even moment to moment, in a positive way—precisely the way they need. Because everyone is going through something, we know nothing about. A little love and kindness could change the course of their life, and you might never see the impact you had.
YOU INSPIRE. Choose how you show up with intention and purpose. Know you are a valuable human. You matter more than you’ll ever know.
I hope knowing you inspire others inspires you to keep inspiring! That’s a lot of inspiration, and the world needs it ALL. The world needs YOU!