Inspiration: How I See It

A couple of days ago, I was asked to make a presentation about what inspires me. The first thing that came to my mind, was of course, my family. However, I wanted to write about something different for a change. So instead, I decided to write about one of my followers.

Inspiration to me, is when someone serves as a role model and makes you want to become a better person. For me, that would be my recent follower, Eliza Waters.

I really didn’t know her name or how she looked like up until I received a comment from her on one of my posts. I don’t think she will understand how much that comment meant to me. It wasn’t a simple, “Great post” comment. It was a comment that touched your heart and made you smile from ear to ear. That’s exactly what it did for me, at least.

This is the comment that changed me for the better.

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It’s crazy to think how words can have so much power over you. So much power, that it has motivated me to keep blogging. It just so happens that that same night, 17 bloggers liked one of my posts. That was the most i have gotten- ever!

I not only should be thankful for the kind words of Eliza Waters, but I am also grateful for those of you who take the time out of their day to read my blog posts. Sure, I may not have a million followers, but the 20 I do have are what keeps me going.

I shall remain blogging as often as I can; because as Eliza said, I will be “impacting more people than you can possibly imagine.”

It’s my time to shine!

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Hi everyone, my name is Mayra! As you can probably tell from my blog posts, I have always enjoyed spreading some positivity- even to this day! My biggest wish has been to inspire others because engaging with people while helping them is extremely rewarding to me. Along with writing motivational posts, I also plan on giving advice. I welcome everyone to come to me for anything because I truly care about YOU!

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  1. Oh, you sweet girl, your post brought tears to my eyes. I am so glad you found my words inspiring. I have no doubt you will go far and some day I will say, “Yeah, I knew her when…” 😉

  2. Mayra, you have a gift as an encourager. I agree with Eliza. You possess a wisdom about life far beyond your years. It tells me you have experienced much pain. Mature insights like yours don’t come from an easy life devoid of struggle.

    I was so uplifted by your comment. I have been facing many struggles in my life and my health. Then, I got a huge uplift in my spirit that a teenager is being impacted by what I write!

    You have inspired me to write about the issues that affect youth. Mayra, what do you think I should write about? You know the pulse of teenagers and what they think better than I do. I know many of the issues that concern your age group, but I’d like to see what you come up with.

    I would like you to give much serious thought to being Mind’s Seat teenage co-author. Your writing is inspirational! Think of the thousands of lives you will be impacting through what you share.

    Just make a comment after one of Marmar’s posts and ask him to take a look at your blog and send you an invitation. if he feels you would be one he would like to add as a co-author, he’ll ask you to submit a picture of yourself and your profile. If you are interested in being a co-author I’d be glad to recommend you to Marmar.

    I’m not putting any pressure on you. I am a trained journalist. and counsellor. I know great writing when i see it. You write from your heart. That is when the best writing happens.

    If you feel inclined to, send some of your followers my way.

    I think the number one need of youth today before what will I do with my life is to be loved. Love is what so many of our young people are not getting. Parents are working two jobs to support their children. Late nights when work demands continue at home are commonplace.

    Many years ago I saw a TV ad by a church where the father is appealed to many times by his wife and children for his time. He’s so busy with taking his work home that he snaps at all of them out of his stress and says, Go away! I have no time for you!”

    The children say they have something for him to look at in their RV. The father opens the door. One of the children locks him inside.

    The mother takes off in the RV. Finally, it dawns on the father that he has been an absentee father. He apologizes to his wife and children and finally gets with the program.

    Love is the language more of us need to be speaking and acting upon.

    I hope and pray that you will put your name forward to be a co-author. We need a voice like yours, which will not only articulate the concerns of youth, but also inspire us as co-authors to write more youth-focused pieces.

    Mayra, you’ve made me feel the joy again when I worked with youth as a young man. You have re-ignited the memory of all of those wonderful experiences singing, mentoring and teaching youth.

    Keep shining your light!

    Kevin

    P.S. Loved the sweetheart skit. Very creative and insightful!

    • I am so happy to hear that I was capable of making you feel the joy of working with youth! It means the world to me know that I inspire others as others inspire me as well! I will try my best to let Marmar consider me as a co-author. Some teenage issues would definitely be feeling unworthy and in constant competition with others, being put down by others (bullying), and having the fear of growing up and moving on. I hope this has helped. This is the reason why I love blogging so much. It allows me to connect with people like you who will help me grow as a writer. So thank you!

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