Myself? My Father, joined the Royal Navy when he was 16, retired a lieutenant commander and went on to a succesful career in civil service.. I am very proud of him.
My eldest son, has been through all kinds of trauma, hit by a car when he was 13 broke both legs, one arm, shoulder, cracked skull, persevered though that to break another arm, and a finger, then was thrown though a window by a drunk redneck, through all the trauma, you wouldn't know he had suffered at all. I'm very proud of him too.
In public life? Couple of examples come to me..
Roger Federer, one of the greatest ever and one of the classiest acts around. Good luck to him this Wimbledon, altho I'm pulling for my countryman.. Andy Murray.
George Bush, for not backing down when things got tough, regardless of what you my think of him I do believe he acted from the heart with the best interest of the American people. (some of you may disagree)
The secret Santa, he has passed away, may his spirit of samaritanism be passed on to.. someone.
Right now? the people of Iran for having the conviction to stand up to oppression and tyranny... my thoughts are with them.
Our Marines and soldiers serving and fighting on foreign soil, giving their lives for our freedom and way of life.
The millions of starving children around the world, they ask nothing, they know no different, they are at the mercy of the worst life can offer a human being. Do yourself and them a favor.. donate to starving children ANY time you can and be thankful you were not born into the hell they were. This above all things keeps my chin up that I am far more fortunate than I could have been.
My friend danilloOc, the best in the game in my opinion, a constant source of motivation, basically a 'competitor" but never too good to offer help to anyone with a problem, thx Dan, your larger than life.
My good friend Tom, (LightStar) who through thick and thin over almost 10 years has been there for me....and my family.
My wonderful friend Tiggz, one of the wisest... yet quietest people I know... He has motivated me to be better than I actually am.
My old friend IR Brainiac... He has not been dealt as good a hand as a lot of us but inspires me every day to be a better artist, a more thoughtful person and in general.. just better. God bless ya mate.
Sydneysiders - My long distance critic and long time friend, she has been a huge part of what I do for quite a while now, If you have bought or downloaded a theme in the last 2-3 years.. she played a big part in it. Not a bad lookin gal either
Lastly my colleagues from Maxstyles, Messiah, Bilbo, Aroche, Pixel, Brihana, Basj, they have all stuck by me, they haven't made a penny but have helped me build my brand thru their selfless input, loyalty and hard work. Thank you guys.
Honorable mention to the guys at SD that have helped me advance my career, Brad, Zubaz, ID, Alexandrie, Alexandra, Jafo, etc etc etc...
Thank you all...
I could go on and on..and on and on.. but this is what springs to my mind right now.
Who inspires you?