Among my friends, two in particular stand out in my mind this morning. One friend h as been in my life since junior high. She is the one person you can always count on to tell it to you straight.
My friend has a huge heart but seems to do a great job of balancing doing what is needed for her family and friends while maintaining her boundaries for what she needs. As someone who leans toward being a people pleaser I find this balance inspiring.
Even more inspiring to me is her commitment to her health and reaching her fitness goals. She looks even more amazing every time I see her! I am so inspired by her determination and commitment.
The other friend on my mind this morning has been around for about ten years. Her strength and determination is a true inspiration. She has built a business from the ground up doing dog training and boarding. She works hard to run a successful business and to me is a marketing and business networking guru. I have learned so much from her!
On top of running this amazing business she is also a mom who is passionate about raising her kids to be self-thinkers and make healthy choices. She has a beautiful daughter and twins on the way and still on her feet and full of the steam and determination I have always seen in her.
These two friends are my inspiration today. Their determination and hard work reminds me how much I value these traits. It helps me identify what areas of my life I would like to pour a little more effort into and they give me the inspiration to try. I also see where in my life I also see this determination reflected and find pride and gratitude int he things I am doing well.
I'm grateful for my amazing friends. I'm grateful for all the people in my life who inspire me. I'm grateful for my friend who has been with me through so much and is a trusted confidante as well as a sister to me. I'm grateful for my friend who seems to do it all, not to put on a pedestal but to inspire. I'm grateful for all their efforts and I'm grateful for the ways I reflect their determination in my own ways.
Who isnpires you? What aspects do you admire and want to see applied to your life?
May today remind us we all have our strengths. May we use the people we admire as inspiration not measurement. Have a beautiful day!