For a long time I thought "inspiration" was something reserved for ultra creative types - artists, writers, photographers. I never thought of it as a word to describe parts of my life. I've come to realize that inspiration takes many forms and comes upon you for a variety of reasons. What inspires you to get out of bed in the morning? To eat healthy and take care of your body? To do something special for your spouse? We all have little triggers for inspiration and I think it's really important to pay attention to those. You may uncover passions you never knew you had.
Whatever inspires you makes you excited to be alive, so do more of those things!
Take for example my mother, the epitome of positivity, who works as a cashier at Home Depot. Though we've never had a mushy "inspiration" conversation, I often ask her, "How was work?" And she replies with a variation of the following response, "It was good; I made everyone in my line smile." Therein lies her inspiration for waking up and getting to work. How many of us would look at our jobs differently if we had a perspective like this?
You may be thinking, "I don't know what inspires me, I just get up and go through my routine and that's that." Next time you have a good belly laugh or feel completely at peace, think about how you got to that moment. Next time you feel energized and purely positive, think about how you got to that feeling, and do more of it!
(And if you really can't think of anything, call me. We need to shake things up a bit.)