I have picked up on this through someone I have been exchanging comments with recently. A lovely lady called Manja Mexi Movie. Please check her blog out. The challenge has been put up by The Snow Melts Somewhere and as this week the theme is Inspiration I thought I would have a go.
Inspiration is not so hard to find, but increasingly dificult to maintain. Much in life inspires me, from music to places, from people to the need to be the best parent I can be. But whilst the inspiration is there, I find the motivation hard to manage with so many different things going on all the time. Life is busy, and often challenging.
The photo I have chosen though always inspires me to be a better person. It was taken in Laos a few days after the millenium past, and whilst we in the developed world were worrying about all the computers shutting down, and airplanes falling from the sky, this group of children were involved in the same pursuit as millions of children scattered across the world. They just want to find enough food and money to stay alive. I have seen this in India, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Liberia, everywhere. Children who will never know the comforts we take for granted, struggling to survive without parents or a home, yet happy. Yes Happy. Sometimes the most content people I have met are homeless children.
So this is where I go for inspiration. No matter how hard life seems, I never forget how lucky I am every day of my life.