Inspiration In Everything Around Us
What is life without inspiration? What is inspiration without a person living his/her life? Hmm? Your might say, “Ah, that’s easy, breezy!” Perhaps it is.
I woke up today all panicking because I lost my voice. I was not feeling well the night before but I had to finish a very busy 12 hour shift. At the end of that shift, my voice sounded like a frog or seal’s bark. I took some anti-histamines hoping it was all allergies but I didn’t realize it was far worse. I still had to report to work and it was really frustrating not being able to communicate. All my patients look at me with pity. I sounded sicker than them. Thank heavens for the magic of steroids and antibiotics. I was able to speak a bit 2 hours after an agonizing struggle to create understandable words. You might ask, “What’s that got to do with inspiration? That even sounds sad than inspiring?” Well, that was just part of the story. That morning, as soon as my wife heard my terrible voice, she made it a point to get my medicine before the day ends. Then when I was at work, I was blessed to get the most understanding patients and their families. Then my co-workers all pitched in making sure I talk less and save my precious voice. Then a another nurse offered to work 2 extra hours so I can go home early. Then when I got home, the medicine must have start kicking since I was able to talk better. Miracles do happen and I am pretty sure God heard my prayers before I went to work that day. Where are the inspirations? It was everywhere around me. My wife, who even made me a chicken rice soup with lots of TLC (tender loving care). My son who was extra sweet and thoughtful that day. My friends and co-workers who offered help in whatever they can. The strangers I met that day. My God who healed me so many countless times. My health which I realized is worth any gold in this world.
As my way of thanking everyone who inspired me for the past 24 hours, I share this post about my friend’s inspiring adventure at the beautiful beach of Pensacola Florida. She sent me these images from her iPhone to mine so I can create a post that hopefully will inspire all of you. I created her initials at the bottom of the first photo with a number 3 that stands for her three kids who shared with her a magical, happy moment close to the sea.
The Inspiring Waters Of Pensacola Beach
It was a late Summer gateway. My friend wanted to create a beautiful, unforgettable Summer vacation for her family before school begins. It turned out more than just beautiful, it was magical!
The first day they arrived it was raining but that didn’t stop them from having a great time at the beach. Everyone went out to swim and play on the sand with the rain pouring down. My friend said, “It was actually more fun and exciting!” She made me remember one of my happiest memories where I was playing “Tag Your It” with my sisters and cousins, running free, happy without a care in the world under a heavy, cold rain. We would only stop when we hear a loud thunder. I remember my mom bringing a dry towel with a look that seemed to say, “You crazy kids!” My mom would then make us a hot chocolate drink or a chicken noodle soup.
The second fish my friend’s hubby caught was a young shark, about 2 feet long. Everyone was jumping around all excited and curious. After a few photo shoot, they let go of the shark and off it swam back to the sea. They didn’t swim for a few hours thinking, “If there’s a baby shark, then there must be a mother shark swimming close by.” In truth, sharks play a vital role with the sea’s ecosystem and we all should take part in making sure that balance is always kept. The sea is their home and we should respect all the creatures that live in it.
The kids caught a few sand crabs. They also found several shells and sand dollars. There were so much to do and discover. Time seemed to have frozen. I guess that’s what happens when we are having an absolute blast!
My friend told me, “Oh, my gosh. There were so many fishes so visible with the naked eye.” She captured this one using her Kodak PlaySport water camera. I was like a little kid all excited browsing through her underwater pictures.
I told her, “I will email you this post when I’m done so you can always go back and remember this wonderful Summer at Pensacola Beach.” She smiled and said, “Okay.”
This is one of the many views they saw that one unforgettable Summer. A Summer full of beautiful memories and inspiration.
Thank you once again for sharing your day with me. May this post inspire you to embrace and see the beautiful images around you. May you capture these images not only with your camera but with your heart.
Everything around us breathes inspiration. Let this inspiration bring a smile to your day and to those around you. Today, we have a chance to reflect on what is truly important and worth celebrating in our lives .
What inspires you everyday? What are those inspirations that made you say, “I am truly blessed with timeless happiness. Happiness that no material wealth can buy nor any person could ever take.”
This week, I found many inspiration in all your posts and comments. Thank you for pouring out your hearts and sharing generously your talents and visions for a better world. Today, check out these blogger friends who gave an inspiring post of the changes and seasons in their lives. Their journey in life with their families as well as their walks of love, courage and faith are as inspiring as the blessings of a brand new day.
Helen/Knittingalore of http://citylifepicture.wordpress.com/2012/09/21/weekly-image-of-life-seasons-and-changes/
April/alwaysbobswife at http://alwaysbobswife.wordpress.com/2012/09/25/weekly-image-of-life-seasons-and-changes/
For those who wish to join in this week’s challenge, here’s a link and the widget. Have a great time making wonderful memories.
All images taken using an iPod touch and Kodak PlaySport water camera. My friends, have fun discovering and creating the most beautiful images everyday. They are a part of the unforgettable memories you make in this lifetime.
- A trip to Seal Island (part I) (learntodivetoday.co.za)
- Sand Dollar’s Biggest Fan? (sebastiancoleauthor.com)
- Why I Love Shark Week (christopherkokoski.wordpress.com)
- The Sun and the Sand and the Sea – Pensacola, Florida (prsnldvlpmnt.wordpress.com)
- Sunning away in Margaritaville – Pensacola Beach, FL (travelpod.com)
- That’s a low pass! Blue Angels Lead Solo at Pensacola Beach 2012 (theaviationist.com)
- Inspired To Keep On Keeping On… (karladornacher.typepad.com)
- Where To Find Inspiration? (evilnymphstuff.wordpress.com)
- Simply Just Inspired (simplymejustbe.wordpress.com)
- Inspired by the Inspiring Blog Award (theretiringsort.com)