Monday, April 11, 2016
A to Z- Authentic Inspiration: Idols #atozchallenge
Idols, inspire. I'm not necessarily writing about these idols....
Although for some these idols do inspire.
My inspiration of idols is more inspired by authors. I truly idolize authors of books that I read. They touch my soul and move me to think in such a deeper way then I could even imagine when I begin reading them.
One of those authors is Cheryl Strayed....
I first picked up Wild, when a friend suggested I read it. I was blown away. I connected with her in this real, raw way, and she truly inspired me to be a better person. I was then introduced to her podcast. I love how real she is. I love that she doesn't hide behind false information. She tells me exactly what she is thinking, and she is so authentic it amazes me every single time.
I am so thankful for people like her. I am thankful because I think it is healthy to have people in our lives that we idolize. I'm not talking about worshiping. I am talking about people that we aspire to be more like.
People that are quotable in our lives. People that we have never met, but genuinely guide us to be more of who we were meant to be.
Are there people like that in your life? Do you have authors that have truly stretched your view of the world? What are some great quotes from your favorite authors?