“The woman who raised a strong family. Her children and grandchildren visit her in the nursing home. She delights in it, even as she doesn’t remember all the names.”
“The World War Two veteran who survived Pearl Harbor…who puts on his uniform every December 7 and salutes the flag from his wheelchair.”
“The child with cerebral palsy…whose bright and inquisitive mind lives inside a body that won’t obey his commands. Instead of ridicule, his classmates fight to see who gets to carry his lunch to the table.”
These were images that came to me while I was writing a piece called An Engine So Powerful, Our Bodies Can’t Handle It. It was about Lori Ruff, who is a dynamic, awesome person, not to mention being the LinkedIn Diva.
The images came easily. I had just finished a really great dinner with Lori and a bunch of other friends at a conference in Philadelphia. So I was riding high. Didn’t have to do much to think of them. I found them.
And the fact that Lori is challenged with rheumatoid arthritis and has to spend time in a wheelchair made it easy to conjure up images of her being healthy and well.
But it was a piece I wrote a couple of months ago. I found it again this morning while I getting the last post ready.
And because I’m a big believer in using material more than once, I put those images out as a Facebook status this morning.
The “Likes” and comments came pouring in.
And that’s when I remembered something important.
Words can move us. But images inspire.
And people are starving for inspiration.
The real stuff. Not pre-packaged, made for greeting card material.
We all move away from stuff we fear. And toward stuff we want.
And if you can paint a picture of love, of peace, of abundance…that will be the strongest type of attraction you can put out.
So here’s my invitation…
Please…share an image. One that moves you.
Because I promise…it will also move someone else.
And whether you know it or not…every good, positive action you can take…
To build your business…
To advance your career…
To lose the weight…
To improve your love life…
To have a better relationship with your kids, or your parents…
To sleep better at night…
To make peace with God, however you conceive of God…
They all start with an image. Of something really good!
Here’s one more…from the Mighty Charlie Seymour, Jr.
My Mom in the medical wing. After living 18+ years her retirement apartment there with Dad, it’s been quite an adjustment moving to where she gets help, now that he’s gone. Yet she always remembers to say “I love you too” when I tell her I love her as I leave.
Your turn! Give us something beautiful to roll around in our minds and hearts. See if it doesn’t inspire some really great ideas or actions.