30 Days of Insight: Day 2
Something that inspires you?
This is hard. There are so many different areas of my life where different people inspire me.
On an extreme level, people who have survived something horendous and are still making it through life inspire me. My husband and I watched several episodes of I Survived lastnight (there was nothing much on obviously). We got sorta sucked in. These people have been through some seriously HORRIBLE, TERRIFYING ordeals. They’d been raped, shot, stabbed. One lady endured all three. It was hard to watch, but at the same time, they lived to tell their story. I look at my life. I think of the times I might be less than positive. I have nothing to complain about. I love my life and have never really had to deal with any true tragedy. It inspires me to be thankful everyday for my friends, family, and life in general. It also shows me that if that day comes where I am truly knocked down, I am strong enough to make it through. People have survived.
On a more personal level, my mom inspires me. My mom grew up in a less than supportive, often abusive home. Her mother was manic-depressive and her father thought women were worthless. She grew up being told that she was not good enough. She went to college, became a nurse, married my father, and fought everyday to be a supportive, loving mother. She always made sure that my brother and I both knew how much she loved us. She respected us. She supported us and told us we could do anything. She made a conscious decision to not continue the cycle. She worked to be nothing like her parents. I hope I’m just like mine. Both of them actually. They were both always our biggest fans and I still find comfort simply in their presence.