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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Words to Inspire--What Are Yours?

What are Words that Inspire You?

Here's an exercise for you to engage in some dark and dreary day when you're down in the dumps: Take a moment to consider words that inspire your strength, courage, or soothe your aching soul--words that encourage your best self to actively engage in life. Try conversing with a friend over a cuppa, or write back to share words with me that uplift your spirit. 

Really, you only need one word to catch your attention and ignite you into positive action, but why stop at one? As W Somerset Maugham once said, 'Excess on occasion is exhilarating.' 

Your Words Speak to Who YOU Are

We are not all the same, and our differences show up in the words we prefer. For you, the word 'inspire' may leave you flat. You may prefer words like 'drive' and 'determination'  or 'principles' and 'objectives' to move you while others may prefer words like 'inspiration', 'harmony' or 'peace'. The words you prefer speak to who you are, so trust the wisdom within you to identify the words that inspire or drive you.

I Am What I Am--And You Are Too

As an ENFP (Extroverted, iNtuitor, Feeler, Perceiver) on the Myers-Briggs typing system--'what you see is what you get' with me. So the words that inspire me are abundant, endless and energizing--and you will clearly see them in the way I live. You, on the other hand, could be an ISTJ (Introverted Sensor Thinker Judger) who is more private and measured with your words as you strive for a 'conservation of energy' found in precise thoughts and actions

One person's preference for  'wisdom and insight' is not better than another person's preference for 'astuteness and acumen' it's just different. Find what moves you.

 'Life is a succession of moments. To live each one is to succeed.'  Corita Kent
As an ENFP, I will never be done adding inspirational words to my list. It's in my nature to always stay open to finding new possibilities. I hope you discover a word or two to inspire you to take bold, positive action that makes your life better today and keeps you engaged in creating a promising future.

Words that Inspire me


Tender Mercies


Compassion and Forgiveness







Laughter and Mirth

Whimsy and Whimsical

Happy Endings
If you don't change your beliefs, your life will be like this forever. Is that good news?   W. Somerset Maugham

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Jean | said...

Sue, as an INFJ I really appreciate your ENFP traits! I could be wrong, but I always imagine life is a bit easier in some ways for E's and P's! :-)

Susan J Meyerott, M.S. said...

Jean, as an ENFP I really appreciate your INFJ traits! INFJs have a very independent artistic approach to life--creating independently and from within rather than by following anyone else. Your style and grace show up in your always beautifully photographed and presented stories wrapping meaning and inspiration into every recipe.