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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

What Inspires You?

"It's so hard to find someone to admire... now I'm gonna try to improve my life." ~Madonna

Now that the 2010 Vancouver Olympics have come and gone, and I no longer have my friends to cheer for in that arena, I realize that I'm a little bored and in need of more inspiration.

While I still have daily headaches, I'm definitely managing them much better. I now understand most of the triggers that cause my headaches, which means I can avoid them, or minimize my exposure to them, thus avoiding the really crippling ones. Bright lights, for example, trigger pain, so by wearing clear sunglasses the effect is diminished. Granted I feel self-conscious about wearing sunglasses indoors or at night, however I can't be bothered by what the world thinks. I'm tickled-pink to be that much more active again! And while I'd much rather report that I don't have daily headaches any longer, I'm stoked that they are much less intense than before. Yeah!

And since I'm much more active, life is looking up -- pun intended! I'm able to exercise much more regularly (yeah, endorphins!), and my social life is picking up again, too.

And I'm still amazed each day when I meet someone else who has gone through some physical trauma, particularly those who have also suffered a traumatic eye accident. It's fascinating to hear their stories, and to commiserate with them about their recovery process. Talk about finding inspiration!

So tell me, what inspires you?

Where are you getting your inspiration from that makes each day better than the last?

What is it that makes you smile, even when it's difficult?

What inspires you to become a better version of yourself?

Tell me...


  1. What inspires me?

    My grandson's keep me smiling, grinning and just plain old laughing out loud!

  2. What is it that makes you smile, even when it's difficult?

    What gives the greatest pleasure in difficult times is the word F^CK -- in all its varied forms. What gives me the greatest pleasure at any time is watching an American CEO or corporation or another politician grind into the dust. Hey, whatever pleases you.. I didn't pretend to try to make you believe I'm a saint, god, or hero. If it gives ME pleasure.. regardless of what the rest of you think of it.. I'm a hedonist.. go for it.

  3. It was interesting to hear that sharing with other people who have experienced trauma is inspirational, but that makes sense.. given that you are the 'type' of person who finds inspiration in other peoples' challenges (the Olympics) and victories.


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