Inspiration 86: Create the Path



This is a close up shot of the path inlaid in the sidewalks of Tokyo for the blind. These paths are all over the city – on the sidewalks, on the subway, on stairwells, on side roads. Someone took the time to design, test, plan and install these metal/plastic dots all over the country. It also meant that they were  concerned about being sure the blind could move about safely in their daily lives. I admire their compassion, tenacity and ingenuity in completing this all over Japan. I’m sure the person who installed all these paths one day saw a blind person smoothly get on a train, and it warmed their hear to know how their efforts had made someone else’s life better. 

What path are you leaving for the next person? For someone who may be blind to their own creativity or passion?  Today is a good day to start making things better for someone else…even if you might never actually meet them. 

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Inspiration 85: Insert Yourself

This is Jezzy, our Supervisor in the studio. She is no longer with us, yet this is one of my favorite shots of her…of course she has inserted herself into the middle of our framing project, and thinks she belongs. What made me laugh is when I moved her, she jumped back into the center of things. 

I think that is a good lesson to follow. Sometimes you just have to insert yourself into the center of action to be part of what is going on. Someone may move you aside, and if they do just jump back into the mix. They will get the idea that you want to be a part of things and hopefully include you moving forward. And if they move you again, jump back in and share your ideas and enthhusiasm. Take time today to be part of the action, which may mean you need to get out from in front of your computer and go where the people are…

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Inspiration 84: Goof Around



Here is my nephew goofing around on a escalator. Oh to be young and unafraid! As you can tell I was right behind him and had the initial impulse to yell at him to stop goofing around…but I didn’t. Instead I smiled and enjoyed his enjoyment, his fearlessness, and his desire to just be goofy and have some fun. 

I dare you to do something goofy today…just for the fun of it! No reason, no fear, no thought for what other people think…just be goofy!

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