Today marks the 20th post for this blog, and as I continue to build my editorial calendar for the remainder of this year, I am trying my best to bring you all content that provides information that is thought provoking! I love when I hear my family and friends say “Aha, I never would have thought of it that way, but after reading your blog, it all makes sense now.” It brings a great sense of joy to me as I continue to work on fulfilling my dreams. Sometimes before writing a blog post, I have the title even before I can work its angle. Trying to find inspiration when you constantly have to produce against a tight deadline can prove to be challenging, but drawing inspiration from everything around you will surely help you to hit that reset button and get your creativity flowing again.

A few weeks ago, while waiting in the express checkout aisle at my local Supermarket, a teenage girl was paying for her items as her family waited to the side. The cashier told her the total amount. She looked down at her items and removed the bottle of apple juice. She paid the cashier and grabbed her bags. She exited and placed the bags on the floor, as she waited for her parents. A man in his 70s was next in line, and he asked the cashier, Is this the only thing she didn’t get? The cashier nodded, “Yes”. Well I’ll pay for it, the man said reaching into his wallet. The cashier called out to the girl and said, This man paid for your apple juice. The girl smiled, and thanked the man. The man replied, Just enjoy it! The woman standing behind the man said, “That was really nice of you, you didn’t have to do that.” I wanted too, the man replied.

This random act of kindness really moved me because I am a firm believer that the more you give, the more you will receive. I am inspired to write about everything and share it with you all, even if it’s how to wing out your eyeliner, bleach your brows, relieve stress, or how to use Periscope. Creativity comes in all forms, and in my experience using everything that is around as a source of inspiration is a springboard for more things to come!

What are some things that inspire you?