Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Theme: Creativity Toolbox

I = Inspiration

Inspiration sparks us deep within our souls, minds and hearts to urge us forward in creativity. Inspiration can start with words, music, images, people, faith, and experiences and build within us to blossom in our writing, our art, our music, our words, our relationships with others, and all that we do.

Here are a few sources of inspiration for me lately:

This picture is from BlackComb Mtn, above Whistler Village where the 2010 Olympics took place. Whistler is actually home to two Mtn ski areas - Whistler and BlackComb. We skied and boarded both last week. Skiing isn't just great exercise, but it seems to fill me up on the inside too. My father-in-law at age 72 still skis black diamond and double black diamond runs. He's in better shape than all of his kids and grandkids and he inspires all of us to keep moving.  

My parents are also both very determined to live life to the fullest, no matter their age. Recently, I taught them "how to" blog so they could keep everyone posted on their scooter trip to Savannah, Georgia. They are on the road and still getting the hang of blogging, but you can visit them at Scooter Trippin and see them in their all weather gear. They are both in their 70's and wearing special motorcycle gear with "armor" inside that will hopefully protect them. Then they have huge "all weather" suits for the rain that go on top of that. The way they live their lives inspires me to dream big and then make those dreams happen.

Other people that inspire me are: my homeschool co-op students, my kids, my mom-in-law, my family, my friends, and my blogging buddies.

Thank you for inspiring me to dream, to write, to create, and to live life fully!

Creativity/Writing Exercise: Write about someone who inspires you!


Unknown said...

How wonderful that your parents are on a road trip! Good for them - and I wish them both a safe journey. My mother got married again when she was 80, so there's much hope for us all (and inspiration). Great post.

Rhonda Parrish said...

Oh man, I wish I had time to do a writing exercise this month, but alas... alas.

I hope someday I can be half as active and fit as your parents are. I can see why they would keep you inspiried :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's awesome your parents are still adventurous! There's no reason to slow down as we age.

nutschell said...

love that your parents are still going on adventure trips.
Happy A-Zing!

Cheryl Klarich said...

How inspiring!! Keep on dreaming, writing, creating and living- (I love how you ended with that). :)

Angela Brown said...

It's absolutely wonderful that your parents and in-laws are living life to its fullest. This is definitely inspiring.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Susan - Thanks! It's always good to know that we can live life fully at any age.

Rhonda - yes, they are hard to keep up with for me.

Alex - I agree!

Nutschell - I think so too.

Cheryl - Thanks!

Angela - Great! Thanks!

Martha said...

Wow! I'm very impressed with your father in law and your parents! Talk about living life to it's fullest, what great examples! I'm heading over to visit your parents blog now :)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

My in-laws travel several times a year in their motor home and they are in their 70's.

Last time I went skiing was 1985 on Mt. Hood. I tumbled, lost both skis, and landed at the bottom of a hill. I laughed so hard the guy who stopped to see if I was all right thought there was something wrong with me. I was just wondering how I was going to get my skis as they were still at the top of the hill.

Suze said...

'Skiing isn't just great exercise, but it seems to fill me up on the inside too.'

That is very nice.

Cat Lavoie said...

Beautiful picture! Your parents truly are inspirational! :)

Anonymous said...

What an inspiring post. I believe in living life to the fullest. I'd like to be that adventurous when I reach those years.

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

I'm enthusiastically hopping over to your parents blog!

This is me, Duncan D. Horne, visiting you from the A-Z challenge, wishing you all the best throughout April and beyond.

Duncan In Kuantan

Sharkbytes said...

Your parents sound great! Go mom and dad! I'm trying to visit all the A-Z Challenge Blogs this month.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Martha - Thanks!

L. Diane Wolfe - I've done that before! Hopefully someone helped you get your skis.

Suze - Thanks!

Cat - Thank you!

Medeia - me too!

Duncan - thanks! Nice to meet you!

Sharkbytes - Thanks! Nice to meet you!

Betty Alark said...

Great post!

It doesn't take much to inspire me! Life in itself is an inspiration!

Hearing of other people's achievements inspire me and watching shows on television seeing others achieve amazing feats is inspirational!

My daughter inspires me! I inspire myself!

I'm always inspired by other peoples blog expressions!