I was tagged by Mark Gilbert for an inspiration meme started by Josh Holmes:

Who has inspired you? What have they inspired you to do? Who else have they inspired?

Like many people, it is touch to pick just one person who has inspired you as there have been many through my life time.

Although it may be considered a bit of a Sunday School Answer, the first person that comes to mind is my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  The way He lived His life here on earth is a way I can only dream about living.  Yet, His example is something I strive for every day.  His love for everyone, the way he sees everyone as an individual and a person.  His example and knowing He is always there to give me strength when I need it.  His encouragement in I Corinthians 10:31, Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.  What better inspiration can you have than to live your life to give glory to God, the only perfect person, in everything you do.  His example and His Word inspires me every day to live a life honoring and glorifying to Him.  As to who else He has inspired, He has inspired the millions of other Christians throughout the world over last few thousand years.

Another inspiration of mine has been my parents.  They are the ones that introduced me to Christ.  They have done an amazing job in raising me and helping me to figure out who I am.  Their encouragement and support throughout my life has always been an inspiration and support to me.  When I think about becoming a parent myself sometime down the road, I hope and pray that I can be to my own kids what they have been to me.  I continue to look to them as an example and inspiration for the way I should live my life.

A professional inspiration of mine, like Mark, was Jeff a co-worker and my boss at BlueGranite.  He trained me and taught me as I transitioned from being a system and network administrator at BlueGranite into a SharePoint consultant.  He taught me the importance of research and documentation as well as many of the ins and outs of consulting.  He has been a great inspiration when it comes to consulting and the world of Microsoft technologies.

To continue this meme I’d like to tag Marissa Mendrygal