Sunday, February 05, 2006


The word "inspire" means to breathe or blow (into) to draw or inhale into the lungs; to instruct by divine influence, to instruct or affect with a superior influence, to animate a person.

The etymology of the word is Latin inspirdre: in--in, into; spirdre--to breathe

A writer quoted her pastor, and his saying probed my motives for projects: "If you manufacture your own platform, you will have to manufacture your own anointing."

Benjamin Franklin also inspired me this past week: Printer, statesman,inventor Ben contributed to society. A few of his inventions were "[s]wim fins, bifocals, a glass armonica, watertight bulkheads for ships, the lightning rod, an odometer, and the wood stove (called the Franklin stove)."

He refused to apply for patents on any of his inventions because he wanted everyone to benefit from those, not just a few.

His example inspired me to quit charging my husband for cooking supper.

This past week, who or what came like a breath of fresh air into your life and roused up courage, awakened a dream, imbued strength, or lifted consciousness to a higher ledge? Who last inspired you?

1 comment:

  1. I worked Special Olympics last weekend..need I say more?
    To be around the mentally challenged is well, a light bulb moment.
    They don't take the time for pretense, they are honest in all they do and say...we could learn..