While watching a news segment on TV, a grandchild recently responded, “What a downer that is.” We frequently see and hear dispiriting, disappointing, or depressing content in conversations, on TV, and in social media. The frequency of ‘downers’ in our life can make us feel like Peggy Lee in her 1969 song:
“Is that all there is…is that all there is?
Is that all there is my friends?
And as I sat there watching
I had the feeling that something was missing.”
What is missing is inspiration…encountering a person or event that activates enthusiasm in us that something wonderful is possible. Inspiration is the means by which we feed our hunger for hope.
Last week my hunger for hope was fed by Fr. Bob White and his dog Arlo as they slowly walked across an icy parking lot. This week I am inspired by a 16-month-old boy helping his parents by retrieving empty water jugs the same size as him off the back of a truck and stacking them on a platform inside his parents’ store. Click below and watch a short video and let this little boy feed your hunger for hope.
Moments of inspiration may be more frequent than we realize. Let’s keep our eyes and our hearts open to these moments, and when we experience them share them with others.
Together, we can imagine a new song:
“I have a feeling…I have a feeling
As I sit here watching
Something is possible
Something wonderful is possible.”
Send us your moments of inspiration, and we will share those with our Wellness Wednesday readers.
From our team…Willow, Kevin, and Tom…who are often inspired by you and what you do.
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