“We are not promised tomorrow.”
I have learned to appreciate this quote more and more over the years. Within a few short years, I lost a brother and sister to senseless murders. Since that time, each day of my life becomes more meaningful and special.
Life is about being in the moment and appreciating today since we don’t know if there will be another. I find inspiration as I reflect upon the memories of my sister Sharon and brother Samuel as a big part of me lives for them every single day. Don’t delay your life today. Be right here, right now.
Growing up in a family of ten, my amazing mother and stern preacher-man daddy taught us to maintain a strong, respectful, and genuine love for God and each other. Families inspire life’s essential connections and support systems.
I cherish my wife, daughter, and son as they inspire me each and every day with their unconditional love. My family is always there for me and I always try to be available for, and loving to them. They help ignite my inspiration and remind me of who I truly am and what is truly important in life.
My father used to say, “Once a task is begun, never leave it until it’s done, be thy labor great or small, do it well or not at all”. I set my mind to always do the very best I can. No matter what the circumstances are, just do your best to persevere until you reach your goal or accomplish tasks.
Believe in your mission, see the light at the end of the tunnel, and do it as positively as possible as you see it to completion. Inspire yourself to get it done and you will be inspired to complete more!
Believe in People
My love, faith, and hope in people have always been my vehicle to inspire people. When pushed down by the strains of life, I understand the need to love others as we love ourselves and to treat others as we want to be treated. These are the golden rules of inspiration. Inspire others by believing in them. Show them you care in a genuine way.
“If you are not humble, you crumble,” my dad always said. Know that you can’t please them all, but your inner spark will ignite many to your fire of compassion, understanding, and efforts to connect and accept.
Look to the children to inspire you to be in the moment, not take yourself too seriously, and to rejoice in the true spirit of life and love. Look to the innocence we cherish, but often lose.
Look to the pure joy and laughter to help set the tone for your day. Follow their lead by living in each and every moment. Look to the hope of life through inquisitive eyes that mirror the soul and melt you into the love of the moment.