It Only Takes a Spark February 09 2018

“Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility, into flames of achievement.” - Golda Meir

Wow!  I wish I’d said that. 

I love the quote above by Golda Meir.  It is empowering yet gentle, like a whisper.  It asks: what inspires you?  Who inspires you?  What fans your tiny inner sparks?  It is a celebration and a call to action.

With a new year comes a time of reflection and inspiration to be better, to do better and to create something meaningful for ourselves and for others.  Since the beginning of this year, I have found myself in many conversations about being inspired, most come around to this. We have the ability to make a huge impact on each other just by show up and being ourselves, flaws and all.  It’s not just about being inspired but being inspiring.

Caring

Passionate

Visionary

Brave

Tenacious

Strong

Generous

These are some of the words that come to mind when I think of the inspiring women in my life. Honestly, sometimes I stand in awe at their grace and brilliance.  They are the women in my family, the women I create art and business with, the women I speak with every day in the shop. Without these women I could not achieve the things I do in my life.

I think as women we inspire through our instinct to nurture, our desire to support and our graciousness to lift each other up.  Sometimes we don’t know when we are inspiring someone but we do know that by being our best selves we can inspire and be inspired.  It may only be a moment of our time but it could be a spark for someone else.

 

Susan's articles are featured in a monthly column in Flow Magazine - Saskatoon.