I spent the last two days in Houston, Texas, mourning the loss of a family member who fought a five year battle with breast cancer. Cheryl Mistry, a woman who I will never forget, fought with grace, dignity, ferociousness, and courage. Listening to her three children and her husband talk about her at her funeral inspired me and motivated me to be better - I want to be a better person, a better wife, a better mom, a better teacher. Life is so extremely short and we have one opportunity to live it. I listened to a radio show on the way back from the airport last night and they were talking about epitaphs on tombstones and the DASH between our lives. Cheryl lived from 1959-2014. What really matters is that dash between those years; it represents the life that she had and the time she was allotted to make a difference in the lives of others. Cheryl made a HUGE difference in the lives of everyone around her.
I bet if I asked you to tell me about someone who inspires you, you could make a long list. We all have people in our lives who motivate us to be better, just because of who they are! There are so many students at our school who are an inspiration to us. I can think of so many, but Carson Chapman is one who stands out in my mind. Take a look at this week's St. Jude's Patient Spotlight and read about Carson. You can read more stories here.
So, what or who inspires you? Write about who inspires you, why, and give several examples.