On a church sign: "Aspire to Inspire before you Expire"
We all have aspirations don't we? ambitions, desires, ultimate and lofty goals. To aspire is to stretch your wings and soar.
Inspire. That's a word that has meaning far beyond the way it's sometimes used today. To inspire is to "fill with enlivening or exalting emotion, stimulate to action or be the cause or source of something." I think there are people I'll meet today who need to be enlivened, spurred on to action and, if I fill that role for them - inspire them, will achieve great things as a result.
Uh, oh. Expire. We don't want to think about it do we? But our time is limited. Once a minute passes, it cannot be reclaimed. Our lives, minute by minute, are opportunities to inspire others. don't miss the opportunity.
"Let us be concerned about one another in order to promote love and good works" is a phrase found in the Bible (Hebrews 10:24). That seems to be a good word.
Join me in making it my ambition and goal to encourage and enliven others now, while we still can!