Inspiring Others

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Who is inspired by you?

That is a difficult question for most of us to answer. Sometimes we never know.

This year, instead of making New Year’s Resolutions, I plan to list the characteristics I admire in others and attempt to make them mine.

What traits do the inspirational people in your life have?


About Life in the 50's and beyond...

Welcome to Life in the 50's and 60's and beyond .... where I write about my childhood memories, music of the 60's and about life in the country. I am a mother, grandmother, farmer's wife, business owner, and retired teacher.
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14 Responses to Inspiring Others

  1. Inspiration does go both ways…I’ve had friends, family and even strangers say I have given them “that little something”…at times…and I certainly gain it from people I know and observe…Great thought!…and you must give me that “inspirational” thing…because I so enjoy your posts…It just keeps going back and forth!


  2. Judy says:

    I like folks who say ‘why not’ instead of ‘why’ because I’m definitely a ‘why not’ person.


  3. Wow! What a great quote! It’s funny because I think we all have those times when people approach us and remind us of something we said or did that left them with a deep impression. Mind you, these are never the people that you would expect. It always startles me. I don’t think we realize just how impressionable we each are. I shudder to think that anyone is listening to me so closely that I might impact their life in one way or another. haha! That’s probably why I like to start everything with a disclaimer! LOL!!!
    I, for one, have been VERY inspired by my friends in the blogosphere. Some people just seem to shine such a bright light. It’s easy to follow them and get inspired by them. You’re one of those thoughtful, bright people, Ruth. I absolutely feel that you are. 🙂
    Happy New Year, Ruth!!!


  4. Caddo Veil says:

    This is fabulous, Ruth! The people who inspire me are those who struggle–but focus on what they Can do, what they Do have, and are Cheerful/have a sense of humor about it all. Life isn’t easy for anybody, but faith and a “good attitude” make us all over-comers, or winners–whatever word you prefer. Wishing you a Blessed New Year, Ruth–you’re one of my “faves”!! love, sis Caddo


  5. I like this idea too – I have a coworker whose negotiation skills (both with her children and our union) that I admire. She is always calm, kind, gentle and patient. I would like to be more like that.


  6. what an excellent idea–I may do the same–it is certainly worthy


  7. I have no idea who I inspire or would inspire – especially when I’m gathering gorillas in pizza boxes. Maybe that would inspire someone to have more fun. … But I do know that you inspire with your tales of your work ethic on the farm, Ruth. From your posts, I could feel how hard everyone worked to get the harvest in this year with all the delays and rain. You inspire with your stories of gratitude for the little things – from your childhood and even today. I love coming here to see what you have for us next.

    I think the people who have inspired me over the years have helped to teach me patience and mercy. Those two traits (from them) served me well while raising a strong-willed, stubborn boy who was too much like his mother.

    Very thoughtful post, Ruth.


    • You are inspiring because you have worked hard to write and publish your own book series! It’s funny how we cannot see how we inspire others…. it takes the others to let us know! Maybe another idea I should pursue this year…. let others KNOW how they have impacted my life. I have done that a couple of times by writing a letter to someone I admire …. it makes at least 2 people feel REALLY good! Kind of like the blog awards that we give and receive.
      Thanks! and Happy New Year!


      • You are so kind. When we were kids, our parents allowed us to walk a couple miles to the home of a couple who taught “The Good News Bible Club” in their home. I contacted them over twenty years later to let them know how much of an impact they had on my life. … I like your idea of writing letters to people we admire. Happy New Year to you, too, Ruth!


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