We all need a little inspiration at different points in our lives - to lift us up from routine, help us meet life's challenges and push us towards our potential.
Inspiration can give us vision - opening windows to new possibilities: what we can do with our lives. It is a lens that transforms what we see in the mirror, in the face of another and our perspective of the future.
It can give us courage - to persevere in the face of illness, misfortune, failure and loss; and to do what we know to be right.
What would life be without inspiration?
It would be like childhood without magic, families without love, working without meaning and living without passion.
We'd be diminished by age with each passing year, surrender to chronic health conditions, be defeated by disability and leave this life with a whisper.
There would be no path to follow, no beacon to guide us, and no hope to climb higher or run faster.
There would be no reason to find that little extra within our hearts and give more of our selves to the rest of the world.
Dr. Davidicus Wong is a family physician and writer. You can read more of his posts at davidicuswong.wordpress.com.