Last week I wrote on this blog about inspirational quotes by great ladies to share with and empower your daughters, and to inspire us all to be the most self-confident women we can be. Since there was so much positive response to that post, it made me think, naturally, about how great it is to inspire others to be stronger, happier, more fulfilled, and more confident. Not only is it great for those that are BEING inspired, but it's a great feeling to be the one who IS inspiring and breathing confidence and strength into others.
I think it would be amazing for any growing girl, teen or young woman, to feel that SHE, too, is an inspiration to others. So how can you help your girls become an inspiration to others? Very simply. Help them find ways to channel their strengths, either inner strengths or creative, intellectual or physical strengths and skills, and share them with others whom they can inspire. Look for organizations where their skills can be useful and helpful to others, like peer support groups for something they may have been through and can help others through, or just tutoring other kids in an academic or even creative subject like music or math. Or, find ways your kids can help and inspire other children with lesser means and support systems, like volunteering with foster children or handicapped children. Even simpler: you can inspire your kids to organize a charity event to give to others who have less. It could be a food drive at school, a car wash, a bake sale, a used book donation, or a clothing donation, just to list a few quick and easy ideas. Anything that will truly help others in need, and will make your children feel proud of themselves, useful, inspirational, empowered, and more aware of their own ability to accomplish something important and meaningful in life, all of which will lead to greater self-confidence, happiness and fulfillment.
Do you have ideas for how your daughters could help and inspire others, and gain confidence in their abilities in themselves?