I've been inspired by so many lately, tis the season I suppose, I can't possibly name one person today. There are my email writing friends who make me laugh every day and are always there when I need a sounding board.
There's my 2K11 group, basically we're all in this crazy rollercoaster that is the publishing biz together. It's nice to have that kind of support.
Some of the people in my office went to the Red Cross Real Heroes Breakfast this morning. I didn't go this time, but have in the past. The people honored there are those who go out of their way or risk their lives to help someone else, a stranger even. If that's not inspiring, I don't know what it.
Rusty also has been inspiring me to keep my chin up and look at the good all around me. If you read my post yesterday, he's the one who told me when I'm feeling down to think about what I'm thankful for and why.
Basically I'm surrounded by goodness, and people who have my back, and support me, and that makes me want to be that kind of person too. Not just during the holiday season, but all year round. Emerson has a wonderful quote. "Scatter joy!" That's what I want to do. I don't always want to be the angsty writer, but the scatterer of joy, the sprinkler of bliss, the caster of rapture.
It's a choice. We all have it. I choose it.