Who Inspires You?

Wow! When I sat down with my thoughts, of what inspires me, or who is an inspiration in my life, the little hamster wheel in my brain began to spin. My first thought, was that the bulk of inspiration comes into our lives from another human being. Which much of it truly does. However, I began to dig deep in thought, and began to realize that inspiration can come upon is in so many other forms that surround us.

I must say, throughout my life, I have had soooo many people come into my life that truly impacted and inspired me in some way, shape or form. And for that, I am truly grateful. Of course I could never mention every single person, but today, I want to share with you, my friend Jenn.

This past summer Jenn and I went on a exciting fun adventure, to the Bowden SunMaze located in central Alberta, Canada. We were looking so forward to enjoying the mass fields of bright yellow sunflowers. Well, the experience didn’t disappoint. We were thrilled to view bright yellow fields for as long as the eye could see. But first, we came upon these goofy boards, to which Jenn encouraged me to get in behind and poke my head through, to which brought forth quite a few chuckles and giggles, to us and the passersby’s.

My friend Jenn continually inspires me, as she is as bright and radiant as a fully bloomed sunflower. Jenn ignites creativity, motivation, and positive change in her day to day life. She has lifted my spirits many times, when they were on the floor, so to speak. Jenn’s joyous laughter resounds from within, capturing others attention nearby. I can’t help myself from laughing along too!

Jenn captures the beauty in that one single sunflower that towers above all the rest. There is a meaning to that she says. Jenn is an inspired individual that is true to herself.

She embraces her uniqueness and authenticity, which in turn, this genuine expression of self, resonates with others, encouraging them to be true to themselves as well. Jenn has truly impacted and inspired me with all her wonderful qualities in life.

In essence, inspiration in a person such as my friend Jenn, is a transformative force that not only elevates her own life, but also has a ripple effect, touching and influencing the lives of others. I’m so very happy and grateful that our paths crossed when they did.

My friend has been very instrumental in my healing journey of life these past two years, when my husband decided to depart from me. I cannot thank Jenn enough for when she answered the call to have a listening ear, anytime I needed to share. I like to say, Jenn’s sat in the “mud” with me many many times. A term I especially like, that comes from American author Simon Sinek.

Ultimately, inspiration in a person is marked by the positive impact they have on the world around them. Whether through their work, relationships, or contributions to their community, inspired individuals leave a lasting and uplifting legacy.

And in closing, who or what inspires you in your journey in life? Feel free to send me a message and let me know. I’d love to hear from you.

From Home on the Ranch


P.S. “To be inspired is great. To inspire is incredible.”

16 thoughts on “Who Inspires You?

  1. Hi Sue , Just love your pictures and when you working out Sue what ever your taking can you share it lol !! God your getting so strong keep it up Sue

  2. Hi Sue,
    Life has its up and downs… staying active, finding purpose, and visualizing a positive future has always helped me persevere and continue enjoying life.
    Del Sheehan from beautiful Kelowna 😀

    • Delbert. Yes, life is a journey with many chapters. Thank you for sharing of what keeps you persevering and enjoying life. Cheers

  3. This is beautiful Sue, having friends like you and Jenn have is an inspiration to me. I’m so sorry to hear about you and Rick

    • Maria. So happy that my story inspires you. There is no price that you can set on great friendship. Thank you for your kinds words.

  4. have not been to this place but will have to check it out next year. I did go with a group of friends who inspire me, to the Ellis bird farm. There are many wonderful places to go to and see in our beautiful province and doing so with a good friend makes the memories even more precious

    • Luella. Good for you, for getting out with all your friends who hold inspiration for you. There is so much life to live out in our big wide world. And when we can do it with special friends, that is worth so much more. Cheers

  5. Sue what beautiful words of a friend and a true friendship that has inspired you and your healing journey. So sorry about the ending of your marriage.

  6. Love all your words and how important it is to look at life.
    I have certainly found out in my many years of being around people how being around negative people impacts your life and to be rally happy and positive you need friends like Jenn who uplift you. Keep smiling.

    • Hello Carol. Thanks for sharing. You are absolutely right! Negativity only brings negativity. To change, we do need to step back and really look at who we spend our time with. It truly makes a difference. Have a fabulous day!

  7. I loved reading about Jenn & your inspiration.
    Logan talks about visiting with you & spending time on your farm. You are a great inspiration for him. The time we got to spend with your team at Rocky Mountain House was truly a bucket list experience for Logan.
    Thank you for letting us follow many parts of your journey.

    • Hi Christine. I enjoy having Logan over for tea and a visit. Our time together during the wagon season were special. I listened to a podcast this AM. It relayed that “When we give of ourselves, we get so much more back.” This is such a true statement. I am so blessed to have met Logan and his family.

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