“Everybody has a story. Everything we do helps develop our story. But finding the right inspiration can help make it better.”
I’m Claresa Smith–a wife, stay-at-home, and northern transplant who is now happy to call the Carolinas home. Writing is how I process life. Organizing is how I like to decompress when life gets stressful. And keeping my faith in God is how I keep my sanity. and has a heart for the stories and testimonies that teach me how to live well.
For nearly a decade, I made a career out of writing and producing news for radio, television, and online media. As you would imagine, many days were spent covering tragedies, but there were also a lot of great stories about overcoming adversity, and neighbors helping neighbors. I loved the positive stories, but I learned from them all. And each story made me see why we need to live intentionally, and why we have to make a conscious decision to see the good in the world.
In the midst of all that learning, I started a blog to document my journey and some of the stories that inspired me to live intentionally. I called it Finding Inspiration.
I see the good, and the thinking that often propels it, as inspiration to help us become first-rate versions of ourselves — more productive, with lives that are a little sweeter.
To get a better idea of my story and my heart, here are some of my favorite posts: