I love to see beginning authors succeed. A first-time author and friend of mine, is making great strides in marketing her book. Her dedication and energy are an inspiration. Other things, like seeing new babies and budding flowers in the spring, also inspire me. When we're having a down day, I think we need to stop for a few minutes, slow our thoughts, and pay attention to inspiration. It is all around us; we just have to be aware. You may be inspired by a Sunday sermon, a book you just read, a friend who is coping with illness, or community leaders who are woking to make life better. Igor Stravinsky once said, "Just as appetite comes by eating, so work brings inspiration." When someone inspires you, please compliment them for their work and dedication.