A Friend’s Word, a Stranger’s Nudge, and the Death of a Snowflake

Posted: February 18, 2014 in Life, Writing
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I am inspired today by the heat of the sun and water in the street, the sound of rushing fluids draining into the grated iron on the street corner.  I may have forgotten that snow is mortal.  Its death brings new life to me at this time each year.

I am inspired by the generosity of those closest to me, their words of encouragement and motivation, their smiles, their warmth, their selfless gifts of time spent, confidence, and optimism.

I am inspired by the hospitality and kindness of strangers.  People who have taken a moment or a minute, perhaps a quarter-hour of one day of their life, to offer comfort or wisdom, faith or criticism, or maybe a one-word vote of confidence such as, “Nice!”  It is a travesty to label such people “strangers.”

Today, I am inspired by you simply because you’re reading this.

Thank you.

  1. A.D. Everard says:

    How wonderful! Inspiring words. 🙂

  2. annmarierosellikissack says:

    Thank you for putting warm thoughts to words….

  3. mfrieler says:

    Inspiration can be a very simple ordeal. All it takes is stepping back, outside of our lens and viewing the world as it really is…it’s a beautiful place.

  4. cgbalu says:

    Yes inspired by this. 🙂

  5. A simple yet beautiful post. I love the idea of snow being mortal!

  6. therapyjourney says:

    This is really beautiful. Thank you

  7. Jackie Saulmon Ramirez says:

    Thank YOU for being you!

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