When you think of inspirational people, the list is probably pretty long. It might include your parents or grandparents. A brother or sister is certainly a possibility. How about a favorite teacher or pastor? Folks like Martin Luther King, John Kennedy, Teddy Roosevelt, Helen Keller, Will Rogers, Nelson Mandela, Winston Churchill, Mother Teresa, or Abe Lincoln may make your list.
Inspiration is one of the most important forces that keeps us moving forward through life. An inspirational person is one who possesses certain qualities and traits we appreciate.
They may include humility, honesty, courage, selflessness, a vision of what life can be, often a projection of happiness or contentment, and certain principles that are not compromised.
With this post, I'd like you to give this question some thought and then share the names of some of the people who make your list (and why, if appropriate). This "honor roll" of inspiration is likely to be different for each of us. The people who influence us changes over time, but the essence of what puts them on the list remains constant.
The purpose of this exercise is to focus on some positive influences that continue to play an important role in your life. By thinking about inspiration you may be reminded of a powerful, even life-changing influence that someone had on your life, and probably still affects you. You may be motivated to thank someone for what their inspiration has meant to you. At the very least, this exercise will put a smile on your face and a warm glow of in your soul.
I promise to add my inspirational people to the comment section. but, for now, I'll not "influence" any of your choices with my thoughts.
Looking for some "inspiration" to inspire you? I have read and like this book: Chicken Soup for the Soul: 101 Inspirational Stories.
So, who inspired you to have an exceptionally satisfying retirement?