‘Sometimes, the people we have known for a short amount of time have the biggest impact on our lives, even more than those we’ve known forever.’
Perfectly stated by the quote above, I have found the most inspiration in those I haven’t known for a particularly long time or even that well. From the environmental vegan activist to the multicultural blogger to the migration agent that helps those less fortunate to the aspiring schoolteacher to the fellow yogi that professes her love for her partner and dog with such passion…I am truly blessed to have met the most inspiring, influential people in such a short amount of time. They motivate me to be a better person every single day. They inspire me to write about what’s in my heart, love the planet and all its animals, share my feelings without apology, learn new things and express kindness at every opportunity that presents itself. To these unnamed people…I thank you.
These people never apologise for who they are and nor should they! They are beautiful, confident, carefree movers and shakers. Sometimes, when we meet such awe-inspiring individuals, we feel intimidated by who they are and how they express themselves. My intimidation is always incredibly short-lived. These wonderful humans only inspire and motivate me to be the best I can be. The impact they’ve had on my life has been tremendously significant and I hope that I have the same effect on somebody, someday if I haven’t already…
Think about the people that have come and gone in your own life. Maybe they are still there. Maybe you met them at an event and never saw them again after that day. Maybe they said something that spoke to you. Maybe they expressed themselves in such a way that you couldn’t help but admire their confidence. Maybe it was somebody that passed you on the street. Whoever these people are…the imprint they leave on our hearts and minds is almost always empowering.
You will know them when you meet them. They are unwavering in their love and passions. They never downplay who they are. They speak with conviction even when they know the majority will disagree. They have a twinkle in their eye and believe in the magic that surrounds them. They search for the deeper meaning in life.
I endeavour to be a woman of impact just like my fellow earth goddesses.
We have been socially conditioned to remain humble and not brag for fear of looking ‘up ourselves.’ I honestly believe stating your strengths, saying what you’re good at and professing self-love is anything but boasting…it’s beautiful, natural and should be encouraged.
Positive feelings and emotions should never be moderated…if anything, there should be more of it! If you’re in love, don’t be afraid to shout it from the rooftops. If you’re given a compliment, own it with pride. If you’re passionate about something, let it show.
The inspiring people I’ve met along the way do all these things and more:
When they do something well, they acknowledge it with a proud look on their faces.
When the rest of the world is still waking up, they yell ‘Good Morning’ ready to greet the day.
When they’ve had a hard day, they express anger in a healthy way and then let it go.
These special individuals literally stop to smell the roses and proceed to tell me in great detail what they discovered on their walks through nature.
They are the types to ask you what you love about your partner rather than what you fight about.
They would never use the term ‘skinny bitch’…rather they would recognise the insecurities within and use a healthy looking woman as inspiration to become healthier themselves.
Their hearts are pure and their intentions are filled with goodness.
They attract the best things in life because that’s exactly what they send out into the universe.
They do not compete, compare or gossip. They are creatures that absolutely love being themselves and don’t want to be anything but.
They don’t try to speed up time…their hearts and minds are in the present and they live for the day.
They are by no means perfect and never claim to be. Every single day is a self-reflection and an opportunity to grow without reaching an unattainable end result.
I cherish these people. Their optimism is infectious! I look forward to meeting more of them and as I come into my own, I find I am attracting an abundance of these special individuals. This post really is a shout out to the incredible people that have changed my life just by being them and leading by example.
What type of people inspire you? Do you recognise these traits in other people and yourself? I welcome all comments and feedback.
Love and Peace