I think it is because I am still on a camp high, but I feel excessively inspired (if that is even possible)! I am often told that I am an inspiration, but honestly I feed so much off of others triumphs that I feel like my inspiration to be the way I am comes from seeing other people. I am very varied in where I get my inspiration from, but that is what makes me appreciate every person that much more. All individuals have certain qualities that make them unforgettable. At camp I really saw that I am beyond blessed, in terms of my disability and living condition. The stories I heard and the amount of bravery and tenacity I saw made me appreciate my life even more. There are also the cases of people I do not know in person, but through the Internet and media that inspire me to keep making goals for myself (in Glee words, "don't stop believing"). The following are just a few of the many people I appreciate are on this earth...
Talia: Is a teenage girl with two types of cancers that makes YouTube beauty videos. She is such a bright spirit and has so much joy when she's talking about her make-up. She does not let her cancer stop her from feeling beautiful :) http://m.youtube.com/user/taliajoy18
Ben Mattlin: A Harvard graduate who has SMA (like me!!!) and a writer for NPR, as well as other distinguished writing venues. His new book was recently published, I loved the excerpt and I bet I will love the book (stay tuned for a post on the book)! http://www.benmattlin.com/
Ellen Degeneres: Ellen is like a crazier version of Oprah (in a good way). Ellen gives back so much to the world, she tries to lend a helping hand at all times. She is one of my favorite media people because she knows that laughter is the best medicine! http://ellen.warnerbros.com/
I have many more people, famous and close friends that I admire that I will post on soon! In the wise words of Ellen, "Be kind to one another!" :)