Principle #4 – Activate Your Learning Gene Through Inspiration

Monday morning started like all Monday mornings. My husband and I picked up our grandson and brought him back to our house for homeschooling. So, what makes this day different? The infectious laughter of a little 8-year-old boy!

He finished his “live” math lesson and needed help on the last problem on his worksheet. With remote learning, he writes the answers to questions in his workbook, then types the answer on the computer by using drawing or writing tools. Then his teacher can grade them remotely. In the math module, the last math problem was at the very bottom of the computer screen, under the toolbar. He couldn’t see the math problem, let alone answer it. He was a little frustrated and asked for my help.

So, here comes Mammy, thinking, no problem, I can help him with this! We created a text box, and he typed his answer…we got this! Then I moved the text box all the way to the bottom of the page under the toolbar, thinking the answer would be somewhere close to the math problem. But, for some reason, the text box wouldn’t stay at the bottom of the computer screen. Every time I moved the mouse, the text box would follow. My grandson thought it was the most hilarious thing. He was doubled over in laughter.

Hearing his beautiful laughter set the tone for the day! His joy and innocence inspire me to be my best. When I’m at my best, I can help him get through his daily frustrations of remote learning.

We are surrounded by inspiring people, things, and events every day. Our inspiration could be the sun shining when we wake up, the special person or pet you share your home with, or the little person that comes over for homeschool.

Inspiration can come to us at any time and from many sources.” – Jim Rohn

We are so busy in our fast-paced lives that it’s easy to not even see the things that inspire us. We all fall victim to taking it for granted…I know I do! Take a moment, a few times a day to slow down, look around you, and see your inspiration. Surround yourself with those that you love and notice how great they make you feel about yourself. Think about the positive stories you hear that bring a smile to your face or a tear to your eye. Think about the things that make you want to be the best person you can be.

I watched a tribute to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Monday night, and I was so touched and inspired by her accomplishments of paving the way for women today. I’m grateful that she created a path for us, and we must continue her work of equal justice for all. We can keep her legacy moving forward by voting for change. She was an amazing and inspiring woman that we will definitely miss.

Inspiration brings happiness and purpose. It gives us energy and puts us in a positive mindset. Also, when we are inspired, it inspires people around us. Think of the exciting things we can accomplish when we are inspired!

“As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.” 
– Nelson Mandela

Together, let’s make a difference…let’s inspire! Our world needs us to bring our best and to inspire others to be theirs. #vote2020

Freedom is possible!


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