Where does your inspiration come from?

Where does your inspiration come from to do the little things in life that makes a difference to those around you?

Most mornings I take a cup of tea to my wife in bed. After nearly 27 years of marriage that must be quite a few cuppas.

On January 15th 2009 the world saw an amazing incident played out over the Hudson. This became known as the “Miracle On The Hudson”.

The first the world knew about this incident was via Twitter. Social media led the way in breaking the news, rather than the mainstream media.

Captain Chesley B “Sully” Sullenberger and his crew became heroes as they saved everyone on board US Airways Flight 1549 by landing on the Hudson when the aircraft’s engines were disabled by a bird strike.

Inspiring stuff in itself – it had me on the edge of my seat; I watched the mobile phone and security camera footage many times in awe. And then the pilot’s cool voice was heard in the audio recordings. The stuff of my boyhood comic hero’s.

Funnily enough it was Captain Sully’s wife that put everything into context for me when, in an interview, she said that her husband was her hero; the man who brought her a cup of tea in bed in the morning.

Where does your inspiration come from? What little thing can you do to be someone’s hero? Often it’s the little things in life that mean more than anything else. And yes, I took my wife her tea in bed this morning.

About Alex Petty

Blogger, runner, mentor
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