Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Inspire

You can run from your dreams in fear, or run to your dreams with faith.
author unknown
Can you offer an inspirational nugget today?

32 comments:

Slamdunk said...

Good one.

"Bloom where you are planted."

Jill said...

Life is hard and then you die, so eat your breakfast.

Not inspirational, but just what I happened to say when one of my kids was complaining. : )

Wendy @ All in a Day's Thought said...

Go, fight, win.

It's all I've got today, but it helps me keep the humor where I need it.
~ Wendy

Kristi Faith said...

Good one! "I have not failed. I've found 10,000 ways to do it wrong." Thomas Edison :)

VirtualWordsmith said...

“The most important relationship you have in the world is the one you have with yourself; everything and everyone is a direct reflection of the quality of that relationship.” ~ Esperanza

jcaddell said...

B. I. C.

I'm not sure if it is inspirational, but it works!

Tamika: said...

I love this! Oooh, and Slamdunk that's another great one!

stacey said...

Writers should be read, but neither seen nor heard.

-Daphne du Maurier

And my personal favorite: Write tight! (no extraneous words)

Melanie Avila said...

My favorite:

Life is not measured in the number of breaths you take, but the moments that take your breath away.

--Anon

T. Anne said...

I've got too much hope to ever give up. Not too catchy but it's true!

Woman in a Window said...

yes~

mine doesn't have words though
it comes from inside
pounds out like a truth
a potatoe from the earth

xo
erin

Patti said...

Great one.

All I have to offer is this "TRY"

Constance Marie said...

It's not from me, but lately my favorite inspirational nugget is:

"Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured." (President Gordon B. Hinckley of the LDS church)

Angie Ledbetter said...

Got some good nuggets at the blog today. Kat's got great inspiration to share about the writing process, and she reads excerpts from her new book too. Oh, and a contest! Come play if you get time. Huggage

Susan R. Mills said...

Ha! We are on the same wavelength today. Chase the dream is all I have to say!

patti said...

"Write for the Audience of One. He publishes your work without a second thought."

Great post as usual!!!!

Kara said...

Love it! Came across this one awhile back and it spoke to me:)

"For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin - real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way. Something to be got through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life." ~Fr. Alfred D'Souza

thedomesticfringe said...

Live without regret.

-FringeGirl

Cassandra Frear said...

My current favorite, from Winston Churchill:

“Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with, it is a toy and an amusement; then it becomes a mistress, and then it becomes a master, and then a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster, and fling him out to the public.”

Oh, you said inspirational quote. That's not, quite, but I love it anyway. It makes me laugh and feel cheery. Churchill always had that effect on me. After reading him, I believe I can do anything.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Janna -

I don't have a nugget, but I can sure receive the one you gave. Thanks so much.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Kristen Torres-Toro said...

Hmm... You have a story only you can tell. So do it. :0)

Michelle Gregory said...

my favorite inspiring quote:

"Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do that because what the world needs is people who have come alive." - Howard Thurman

Kathy said...

"The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it."

I think of writing when I think of that quote. My words will outlast me.

septembermom said...

"Find the word that soars off the page." I think that often when I'm writing my poetry.

Angie Muresan said...

I'll sleep when I'm dead.

Can't remember where I got it from, but it's been my favorite saying after sleepless nights with the kids.

Jessica said...

Ummm,nope. LOL I wish I had some up in my noggin, but I don't.
I like the one you posted though. It's really good. Of course, most of them are.
I'm SO tired. Angie, if you read this, I'm disagreeing. I need my eight hours every night. Ha! :-)

Ladybird World Mother said...

Love these words. And all the words in your comments! Am totally out of inspiration at the moment. Do you mind if I just take today. Will come back another day and give. I promise! x

Terri Tiffany said...

I loved reading these this morning as I get ready to go out the door! THanks everyone for a boost of inspiration!

Kathryn Magendie said...

Yes!! because what people don't always realize is that sometimes when you realize your dreams, it can still be frightening, the work has just begun, the doubts can still rise up . . . and you take a step forward and another and another and keep that face forward.... :)

Devon Ellington said...

One of the reasons I think we look up to athletes, actors, successful writers is because they don't hide behind excuses. They go for it.

Natalie said...

The only one coming to mind right now is "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." Maybe because my son just spilled a whole glass of milk on the floor--I should have put it in a sippy cup.

Deb Shucka said...

"It is a spiritual maxim that God never closes one door without opening another. It is a spiritual joke that while this may be true, the hallway in between is murder." Julia Cameron

I found great comfort in this the other day.