So this week I was featured on Emma Reed’s “Inspirational Stories” series (you can read it here). It was a real honour to be able to share a bit of my story with a new audience. But it got me doubting as to whether I really am an inspirational person, or am I just something that has had something awful happen to them?
What makes someone inspirational?
In my opinion anyone can be inspirational if they give someone the confidence or encouragement to do something positive, or if they act to bring about a positive change in the world. I can’t say for sure if I have encouraged others to do something positive, but I really hope that I have helped my local community connect and given them a marketplace to share opinions, events, ask questions and just get around each other. Maybe some would say it is worse being able to do that, but I hope some would say that it has helped them through the past 6 months.
What I would really love to come out of my story being shared is that others have strength to stand up and actually do something in their community. It really is a simple as setting up a facebook group for your street and seeing what people want to do to grow community. It really is as simple as being the person to say “Hey, why don’t we do a treasure hunt for the kids for christmas” or “does anyone need help with their gardening, I have a free hour”. We all have the resources to be a positive influence in our communities, but a lot of the time we just can’t be bothered or are scared we’ll do it wrong. Yes there might be backlash or negative comments, but just think about that one person you are helping and make that your goal. Because every person matters.
what’s your story?
What is your inspirational story? If you don’t think you have one, then why not step out and start being an inspiration today. Don’t forget to hop over to Emma’s blog to read mine and many more inspirational stories today.