What Inspires You?

It take a thousand voices to tell a single story.
-Native American Proverb

daisies and roses in Milwaukee, WI
Daisies and Roses in our backyard at our previous home in Milwaukee, WI.

Each day I write a post on topics that I believe are inspiring. I do not have a PhD in philosophy, psychology or theology and have no accreditations to specifically label me as an expert in the field of inspiration. Instead, what I have are things I’ve learned through life experiences and from others whose quotations I share daily. You have these things as well.

The very act of sharing these lessons is one of the most inspiring experiences that life brings me. And when readers leave comments or send me emails expressing their appreciation for what I have written, I’m overwhelmed with joy. I know it may sound cheesy, but I can’t think of any other way to explain what it feels like to know that the lessons that God teaches me through my experiences are teaching others, too.

Today, I am asking you to share what is inspiring to you. You can do this by leaving a comment to this post or by sending me an email at danny(at)inssoftdesign(dot)com. I am asking this for the following reasons:

  1. I would like to get to know you, what inspires you, what your interests are and what I can do with this website to best serve you.
  2. I would like you to know what it feels like to share your inspiration with others.
  3. I would like more voices than my own to be heard on this site.

You can share a story or some small thing that inspires you, speak on a topic you find inspiring, share an inspirational quote, a book or suggestions for future topics. You can also speak on obstacles to inspiration or struggles you have with any topics relating to inspiration.

About the author


I am Danny Kohn, writer and designer for this site and owner, software engineer and consultant for Inspirations Software Design. My three greatest passions in life are sharing time with my family, software design and sharing inspiration with others. I have the incredible privilege of being able to spend a significant amount of time every day doing each of those three things. I am a single father of Tristen, our 6 year old son. It has been such an incredible joy to watch him grow up and learn so much. Everything he does and says overwhelms me with adoration. We have a wonderful evening ritual of reading books together in a beanbag chair. Nearly every night, we have a laughing attack together. I smile and giggle constantly in his presence and feel truly inspired.

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  1. sunchild_21 says:

    People who take responsibility for their own actions inspire me. It is easy to acknowledge personal accomplishments and receive praise. It takes a strong person to admit a wrongdoing and learn from it.

    With that I offer this quote:

    “An error gracefully acknowledged is a victory won.”
    -Caroline Gascoigne

    Thanks for your daily inspiration Danny!

  2. Danny says:

    @sunchild_21: Thanks for sharing your inspiration and the excellent quote. Based on your input, in today’s post Quiet Moments for a Better Life, I chose to share a personal perspective on something that I have not been able to successfully accomplish in my life.

  3. Diane says:

    I just want to Thank every one who lends there thoughts and insperations to myself and my co-workers. See I take them and put them on our board daily.

    Thanks AGAIN!

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