10 Simple and Free Ways to Be Inspired

Services for Real Estate Pros with Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance

There are so many ways to find inspiration in daily life. It does not require a lot of money or time. The only requirement is to open your spiritual eyes and choose to see life, and life’s natural wonders, in a new light.

Take a few minutes just for you and read these 10 tips

Watch the sunrise and sunset from the best vantage point possible.(I see more sunsets than sunrises)


Look up into the sky on a bright day and observe birds in flight(A real pleasure for me)


Read a book or inspirational quotes that help you to believe in the magic of life.(love to read)


Acknowledge at least five experiences or people in your life that you are grateful for. Express gratitude to anyone on your list. (All my Active Rain friends) Thank YOU all for your friendship and support.


Your friendship is special
Like the flowers that bloom,
Or when a butterfly emerges
From within its cocoon...

You remind me of that butterfly,
Loving and free,
Bright and colorful,
For the world to see...

We will share sunshine and rainbows;
Sometimes, the rain and the snow;
We'll stand together through it,
While the cold winds blow...

When the time is right,
We won't stop to ask "Why?"
Our friendship will take flight
On the wings of a butterfly ...

Take a walk to a special place that makes you feel connected to nature. Enjoy the sights and smells of a beach, garden or greenery.(last time I did this I saw 3 deer)


Put on your favorite music and dance or just listen.(I do this a lot)

Pet an animal you love and feel its heart beat against your skin(this is a easy one with my kitty)


Sit by a waterfall or on a beach, and feel the pure and positive feelings that emanate from water.

(such a peaceful easy feeling to do this)


Watch a movie or have a fun moment with a loved one that makes you laugh, & laugh some more.

(did this today)


Smile, as often as possible, even when you do not feel like it. Just the act of smiling will change your day. (I have been doing this much more this week.)


Posted by

Sharon Lee

Comments (25)

Debi Boucher
Real Estate Showcase Photography - Woodland Park, CO
"Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours

Hi Sharon - I do some of those things on a regular basis - others I will have to try to incorporate more often into my routine!


Sep 20, 2009 02:40 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Hi Dave-Thank you so much for the compliment and the wonderful comment. <SMILE>

Hi Toula-I am getting back in touch with that side of my life. Have a great day too. <SMILE>

Hi Chris Ann-Lindsey loves to be petted so she is pretty easy to have her hold still but she is older(14 yrs) so it makes it easier. Have a super Sunday. <SMILE>

Hi Kristin-I am happy to hear that. It must be the pose I got her in. She is about 15# Have a super day. <SMILE>

Hi JL-There is so many simple ways that we overlook at times. I am having a wonderful day and hope you are as well. <SMILE>

Hi Debi-I am glad to hear that. You more we can do to relieve the stress of everyday life the better. <SMILE>

Sep 20, 2009 03:33 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Sharon, all good tips to be inspired.  I do most of them and has a very positive affect on me. I love Ann Murray "Could I have This Dance"...thanks for sharing all these great tips.

Sep 20, 2009 04:46 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life
Hi Rebecca-They do make a difference in our lives. I too love that song. You are most welcome.
Sep 20, 2009 06:51 AM
Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI

Wonderful! Featured in the PAWS group:)

Sep 20, 2009 07:38 AM
Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

AWESOME POST SHARON!!  I love your 10 ideas and the photos you chose.  Did you write that poem, too?  What an uplifting and inspiring post for today Sharon! Congrats on being featured, too!

Sep 20, 2009 08:05 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Hi Sally-Thank you so much for the feature. I appreciate that very much. <SMILE>

Hi Mary-Thank you so much. I get my inspiration from all my friends. I appreciate the support from YOU and everyone. Keeps me uplifted. YOU brought a BIG smile to my face. <SMILE>

Sep 20, 2009 08:34 AM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


A very inspirational, thanks for sharing.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Sep 20, 2009 12:39 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Hi Lou-Thank you so much for your comment. <SMILE>

Sep 20, 2009 12:58 PM
Jenny Kotulak
RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage - Oakville, ON
Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate

Hi Sharon,

What great tips.  I also enjoy many of the ideas you mentioned.  I went for a hike yesterday to Hilton Falls which is near my home.  Tonight I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw two deer on the lawn of a house when I took my daughter back to college.

I had made a wrong turn and was on a dead end street.  At first I thought they were lawn ornaments then they started moving.  I was awestruck.  This was in the middle of a big city.  I'm so glad I made the wrong turn.

Sep 20, 2009 04:25 PM
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc - Gulf Breeze, FL
Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl.

Living on Pensacola Beach we have this all the time, every morning starts with a slow walk along the beach, seeing the sea gulls chasing the fish, hearing the Lord slowing whispering and gently guiding me along, the sun rise is spectacular even on the bad days, the a cup of coffee at Joe's and the walk back.

Sep 21, 2009 12:21 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Hi Jenny-It is fun to see them so close like that. Maybe it was a right turn instead of a wrong turn Thank you for the comment

Hi Joyce-Sounds heavenly. Thank you for the comment. <SMILE>

Hi Gary-Glad you liked it. I thought you might. <SMILE>

Sep 21, 2009 01:07 PM
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
Sharon, love Anne Murray's song and you can't beat that Cardinal photo... GREAT list!!!
Sep 21, 2009 01:46 PM
Darcy Klovanish
Trade Mark Realty - Flagler Beach, FL

Love it, you are right on the money

Sep 22, 2009 02:19 AM
Kate Wheeler
Country Homes and Land Murphy NC Realtor - Murphy, NC
CCIM - Murphy NC Real Estate for Sale

I loved your list Sharon, and especially the photos that go along with it!

Sep 22, 2009 07:31 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Hi Darcy-Thank you so much. I appreciate the comment and I am glad you liked it. <SMILE>

Hi Kate-I am glad you liked it. I am kind of partial to the kitty. That is my baby Lindsey and of course cardinals are my favorite bird. <SMILE>


Sep 22, 2009 10:17 AM
Paul & Diane Boykin
Keller Williams Realty Greater Athens - Watkinsville, GA

We just returned from a week of relaxation in a cabin on a river in the mountains of WVA - the peace there and watching the wildlife (lots of deer, bald eagles flying up the river, bears) does a lot to restore our sanity and made us come home recharged and anxious to get back to work

Sep 23, 2009 04:40 AM
Rita Minion
O'Brien Realty - Solomons, MD

Hello Sharon,

I really enjoyed your beautiful & inspirational post!  Thank you for sharing the tips and information.  I loved it!  Have a great weekend!



Oct 02, 2009 04:11 PM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV
Sharon my friend, what a great post and you have found yourself another feature at ........ SELF HELP ADVICE AT ACTIVERAIN
Oct 14, 2009 05:44 PM
Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

Thanks for sharing - I also loved the pics and found your post very inspiring!

Nov 17, 2009 09:25 PM