30 Day Writing Challenge | Day 4

Day 4: Write about someone who inspires you.

 I’m lucky in life. Mostly because there has never been a shortage of people to look up to and draw inspiration from. There are hundreds of people in this world that have shaped not only the world and lives around me, but they’ve shaped me as well. They’ve shaped my beliefs, my dreams, and my perspective, and I am beyond grateful for that. As a female, I was often shown things about inspirational women and important women in history, and in first grade I was given a picture book about the First Ladies of America and I was introduced to Eleanor Roosevelt.

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There are plenty of people that inspire me but Eleanor Roosevelt has always been someone special. She was a woman that believed in dreams. She believed in the world and all the good that people could do. In her time as first lady, married to Franklin D. Roosevelt, from 1933-1945, she worked tirelessly to fight for human rights and civil rights, and continued to do so for years after her time in the white house. I’ve always been enamored with Eleanor Roosevelt because she knew who she was.  She had a concrete sense of herself, her place in the world, the importance of humanity, and the knowledge that everyone has inherent worth to the world. Because she was the one who taught others, that “no one can make you feel inferior without your permission”. There aren’t enough words to describe how incredible I think this woman was. She never based her self worth on her looks or on anything else that women of that era would have, she focused on bettering the world and succeeded in making it a better place when she left it than what it was when she arrived.

This may be the most poorly written post I ever put up on this blog, but I’m just not sure what to say. How do you convey how important a person you’ve never met is to you? I could sit here and go on and on about all of her accomplishments and all of the amazing things she did in her life, but I won’t. Instead I’ll leave you with a short video that may show you a little insight into why this woman inspires me so greatly. I love everything that she stood for, and everything that she did for those around her. She was a selfless person that never let anything stand in her way and that is something that everyone should strive to be.

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

I hope you’re doing well, where ever you are in the world, and I wish you all the best.

-Lexie Xx

17 thoughts on “30 Day Writing Challenge | Day 4

  1. Agree completely with you, Lexie. An amazing woman and First Lady. Your writing is so good!! Well done and keep it up! Loved the video. Thank you.

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  2. Great choice, I am actually writing my PhD on the Great Depression and the New Deal, so I am pretty familiar with FDR and his policies. What I know about Eleanor Roosevelt is that she was an amazing woman and I do nothing but support your choice. Great!

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  3. I came by to thank you for reading my post and for your like comment. And taking the opportunity to read someone else thoughts. This I totally enjoy because in the exchange of giving and receiving we learn and grow. I enjoyed reading from your words. remember there are no bad posts when they are written, only when they are not written. nick

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  4. Oh my God! The video was/is awesome, and so inspiring! Eleanor Roosevelt has always been one of my heroes!!! Thank you for sharing this and, of course, for your thoughtful, well-written article as well!

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    1. Thanks so much! It was easy to write though, as she gave me so much to work with. What an incredible woman she was. If I’m even half as dedicated to living out my dreams and helping others as she was, I can be sure I’ll live an incredible life. 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much, that means a lot! I hope you do give it a go! It seems a but daunting at first, but once you get going it isn’t as hard as you’d think it is. Of course, I’ve only made it through day 5, so who knows how I’ll feel by the end haha.

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  5. I wrote an essay recently on her address to the 3rd General Assembly of the United Nations regarding the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. A truly outstanding human being and advocate for the welfare of others. When you look at the essence of what she stood for, championed, and believed in, its hard to understand how we still have hatred and inequality in the world today.

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      1. Absolutely, I’ve never understood any of it, but I’m so glad that I haven’t fallen into that trap of intolerance. My biggest wish for humanity is that we all find some way to get along and love each other.

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