Top Ten Things That Inspire Me
Many of us are searching for something. Something that will help us take the next step or even leap forward. Over the last few years, I’ve interviewed and listened to many people and have always asked them ‘what is inspiration to them’ or ‘what is it that inspires them’. In all those years, I’ve never really asked myself that. So I did and I surprised myself.
“Inspiration is all around us. I believe everything can inspire us in a unique way. If we look at the positives in everything and learn from them then it is easy to call them an inspiration”.
Here are my top ten things that inspire me and all of which play a big part in my life and have helped me to become the person I am today.
We are all children of god. I believe there is one god who looks after us all. Being spiritual and meditating on the name of god has helped me in my journey to remain humble, compassionate and loving towards others. I live every day being grateful and content with what I have and spread the love to others, as we are all one human race. Without the blessings of the almighty, I wouldn’t have achieved what I have in my life.
We have all been given the wonderful gift of life. We should be grateful for every breath we take and use the gift of life to make a positive difference, and leave the world in a better place than we found it. Love your life and feel blessed for what you have, as life itself is very short.
My parents are the biggest inspiration to me as they have supported me through everything. I have learned so many of life’s lessons from them. They have taught me how to be a caring, compassionate person, how to love, to never give up and to treat others the way you would want them to treat you. They have also showed me the importance of having faith in god, through their own practical living.
Those who have gone before us will always teach us the best lessons, such as how to overcome challenges in life, helping others and spreading love. Their stories of overcoming struggle with a smile on their face are always inspiring. We can learn so much from the elderly because they are full of blessings.
This is the most beautiful quality one can have and share because it inspires us all to become better people. Love pushes us towards selflessness and giving without having the thought of receiving anything back. Love can wipe out hate and help achieve anything. This emotion should be spread all over the world to each and every one.
It costs nothing to smile and I love smiling! It is inspirational because every time I see someone smile it makes me smile even more. If you smile, are happy and positive, it can turn a bad day into a great one. If you share these qualities with others it could change their entire day. Happiness ultimately gives you inner peace!
Giving selflessly and unconditionally without expecting anything in return is the best inspiration for me. Seeing others smile makes me feel really happy inside! Helping others is such a blessing and you can make such a positive difference in people’s lives. My passion is charity work and some of the inspirational things I was blessed to take part in include a one-mile swim in the lake, a half marathon and the Dubai women’s 10-kilometre run in 33 degree heat.
I feel inspired by my friends who are always out there helping others and doing good deeds. It makes me so happy to see that in life the friends I have are all about living for others and making a difference. This in turn inspires me to want to do more and make a difference. They are kind, caring and have a lot of love for all, which are brilliant qualities to have.
9. Sikh Channel TV
The Breakfast show I present on Saturday mornings on Sky Channel 829 for Sikh Channel is filled with inspiration. I’m fortunate enough to have interviewed inspirational guests who are all giving back to the community or doing something that has a positive impact on the world. This makes a huge difference for viewers watching because we all learn from these guests and get inspired by them in different ways.
10. Henna art
Different forms of creative expression will inspire you. For me it’s having a professional hobby like doing mehndi (henna tattoos). I do mehndi for charity, corporate events, friends, family and just for fun. I find it therapeutic doing henna and seeing clients happy makes me smile. It’s nice to try out new designs and think out of the box and be creative. I like to experiment with designs and this inspires me as some people have had henna for the first time.
Minreet Kaur is a TV presenter, event host, freelance journalist and henna artist. You can contact her via Twitter @ladym1980 on Instagram @minreet_kaur and by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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