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10 Ways to find Inspiration – It’s all around us

Updated on June 28, 2014

☆҉‿ ~ When we are inspired our hearts glow. There is so much around us that can inspire us, but we may not always see or hear it. Every beautiful thing we see around us was made by someone who had the inspiration for it.

1) Inspiration from Kids

Kids do babble a lot but there are times when what a kid does or says can inspire us. You look at them and wonder if your grandma just spoke through them.

2) Inspiration from nature

The seaside, weather, sitting by quiet steams / lakes. Walking through parks with a lot of greenery, climbing mountains, visiting flower gardens. The list is endless. There is a quote that says “If you seek creative ideas go walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk.” ~ Raymond Myers

3) Inspiration from Books

There are so many books out there, that can transform lives positively. The last book that inspired me was “The Magic” by Rhonda Byrne. It focuses on the power of gratitude and inspired me to keep a daily Gratitude journal and to write a Hub about it. See link below.

4) Inspiration from movies

Sometimes, I wish I could ask people like Tom Cruise, Stephen Spielberg what inspired them to do certain my dreams, but hey, I might meet them someday when they come to London.

5) Inspiration from people

I’m sure we all have particular people who inspire us and not just celebs. It could just a normal person in your community who has a heart of gold or a big talent.

I saw a woman on the news who has fostered over 20 kids. The kids felt so much at home. Also, last month Nelson Mandela passed away. He inspired so many people, I actually wondered if President Putin was inspired by him because he gave an Amnesty to Russian Prisoners in December 2013 - the same month that he visited South Africa and said "Mandela is the great humanist of the 21st Century."


6) Inspiration from photography/paintings

Some people buy paintings because it inspires them. I write on a particular site – which needs people to only post 400 Characters. A lot of my posts there are based on photographs I like. I just find a title for it and write a short paragraph. The first 3 letters of the site are called Bub... I don't want to upset Hubpages. :-)

Do you remember Francis Bacon's painting which sold for $142 Million last year? It made big news. That was one h*ll of an Inspiration for the buyer. My new hobby in 2014 is painting!!

Eating Disorders

The Twitter Account is called: Care4Anorexics -

7) and 8) Inspiration from Songs and Inspiration from poems.

You could listen to a song or read a poem and find inspiration.

9) Inspiration from comments on posts.

Years ago, a teen left a comment on an article I wrote about Anorexia. From her touching comment, I was inspired to set up a twitter account Care4anorexics. I still run it and tweet information to help anorexics.

10. Suffering of others.

Sadly, soome people have seen the suffering of others and it has inspired them to set up Charities to help their cause. The talented singer, Amy Winehouse had a drinking problem which she overcame but there were some complications and she died after. Her dad set up a Charity in her name to help young people with similar problems.

I have only listed about 10% of where we can find inspiration. It’s all around us. The more peaceful we are inside, the easier it will be for us to notice.

☆¸.·*♡ Keep Inspired. You never know where it will lead you. ☆¸.·*♡

Amy Winehouse



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      Elena 3 years ago from London, UK

      @Barbara Kay

      Thanks so much, Barbara. I am glad you stopped by.

      Happy weekend. :-)

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      Barbara Badder 3 years ago from USA

      I love the picture with the butterfly. That is enough to inspire by itself. Seeing the anorexic though, horrifies me to think we can do that to ourselves. Great hub.

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      Elena 3 years ago from London, UK

      @Viryabo Thanks so much too for taking time to read it. Nice that you enjoy music. It actually has healing properties too...I guess that's where the uplifting comes from. :-)

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      viryabo 3 years ago

      One thing that i totally agree with is that i notice that i do get deeply moved and inspired by nature . . . the sea, the sky and it's ever moving clouds, the unconditional love our pets give us, all the treasures our creator has given us to love and appreciate, and most of all, music, which i not only find entertaining and inspiring, but also uplifting.

      Thank you for making me realise that there are so many things around us that serve as great sources of inspiration.


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      Elena 3 years ago from London, UK

      @Treasuresof heaven. Thanks Sima, I appreciate your comments. :-)

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      Sima Ballinger 3 years ago from Michigan

      All great ideas to find inspiration. Finding inspiration has a lot to do with be "unselfish." Thanks for your inspiration.

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      Elena 3 years ago from London, UK

      Cheers Jackie - Glad you enjoyed it.

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      Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      You list so many great things. I guess it helps just being a lover of life. Up+

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      Elena 3 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks Deborah. God Bless.

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      Deborah-Diane 3 years ago from Orange County, California

      These are all wonderful ways to be inspired ... and good for us of us to remember!

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      Elena 3 years ago from London, UK

      @Suzette - So True. Thanks again for taking time to stop by. :-)

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      Suzette Walker 3 years ago from Taos, NM

      Very inspiring hub! I have to agree with you. Inspiration is all around us in different forms and ways. Thank you for reminding us of this and pointing out where to look for inspiration. Sometimes just a word, photo, or looking around us can inspire us. Great ideas!

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      Elena 3 years ago from London, UK

      @manatita44 Thanks so much for your kind comments.

      God Bless. :-)

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      manatita44 3 years ago from london

      Straight from a very loving and beautiful heart. God bless and nurture this, in these times which are luring and full of distraction. Om Shanti.

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      Elena 3 years ago from London, UK

      @rls8944 Thanks so much for visiting.

      @Deborrah K Ogans Thanks so much. I appreciate all your support and kind words. Here and on Facebook. xx

      @DDE Thanks. Warm wishes to you.

      @Skye2day - Lovely to hear from you. Thanks for the inspiring workds. x

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      skye2day 3 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Lady E How nice to stop in for a read. it has been a time. You were one of the first I met at hubs. I do pray all is well with you and the love of Christ follows you with favor each day. You are a sweet heart dear one. You know this hub is lovely. Everything in Gods world is inspiration to write. He gave it to us. We are so blessed in Him. There are thousands of things to write about and I have a time getting one hub together. I move slowly. You on the other hand move quicker. God did make us all different Amen. Otherwise we would be like robots. God loves variety. Hugs Galore. Your sister in Christ Your hub sister. Skye

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      10 Ways to find Inspiration – It’s all around us has helpful ways and is most interesting.

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 4 years ago

      LadyE, Marvelous inspirational hub with great examples! You are such a dear. Thank You for sharing, In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!

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      rls8994 4 years ago from Mississippi

      Really enjoyed this hub! Inspiration is all around us :)

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      Elena 4 years ago from London, UK

      @ignugent17 Thanks for stopping by. :-)

      @Sunshine625 That's good to know Linda. Thanks again for all your support in sharing my Hubs. :-)

      @Vellur Thanks Nithya. Best Wishes. :-)

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Great ways to look for inspiration. Great ideas that will truly help. Great hub. Voted up.

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I have used most of your excellent ideas, I've also used Facebook and Twitter posts! :)

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      ignugent17 4 years ago

      I agree with you. Sometimes it is difficult to have inspiration but if you see something make sure to write even a little note about it. Thanks for your ideas. :-)

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      Elena 4 years ago from London, UK

      @teaches12345 - Thanks Diane

      Lovely of you to stop by. I appreciate your comments. Sorry, I've been missing on Facebook for a while. :-) xx

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      LadyE, I enjoyed your list of inspirational ideas. You have mentioned those that I look to for encouragement through life. Thank you for the uplifting read.

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      Elena 4 years ago from London, UK

      @MsDora Aaawh.... that's nice. No doubt you will both have a nice time. Thanks for your kind comments. :-)

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      Elena 4 years ago from London, UK

      @AlwaysExploring - Hi Ruby, lovely to see you too and Happy New Year. I hardly visit Hubpages, but hope to spend more time here this year. You know where i've been hiding. lol. Thanks. :-)

      @BlossomSB - Thanks so much. Best Wishes.

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      Dora Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

      Lady E, thank you for reminding us of the many sources of inspiration all around us. I'm taking care of my grandson right now, and I know you're right about the children. Outside every window, there's lots to inspire us for sure.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      An interesting read.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Elena. So good to see you. I enjoyed reading this. I needed to be inspired and you filled that need. Thank you.

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      Elena 4 years ago from London, UK


      Thanks so much for your kind comment. Best Wishes and happy weekend.

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      Jo_Goldsmith11 4 years ago

      This article shows the peace which is inside your heart.

      A really great hub, I enjoyed reading very much.

      Shared and voted up.