Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Word Up

Well, I've reached that point in November when daily posting is getting difficult. I'm too tired and uninspired to write anything worth reading, but too stubborn to give up on the NaBloPoMo daily posting challenge.

Today's solution? Borrow some wise and inspiring words from others, the collected wisdom of my Pinterest "Inspiration" board. Sources for the quotations included whenever possible.
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If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.
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Be kind and be truthful and your life will be fruitful.
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Comparison is the thief of joy. Theodore Roosevelt
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Cleaning House while the kids are home is like shoveling snow while it's still snowing.
(I'd replace "home" with "awake" for my purposes)
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Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
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What if you woke up today with only the things you thanked God for yesterday?
(my friend E... has started an awesome series of gratitude posts inspired by this saying)

What words are offering you inspiration and perspective these days? Which of the sayings above resonates with you? Please share in the comments.



5 comments:

LAP said...

Of your quotes, I am most drawn to your first.

To join in, here are a few grabbed from my pinterest board:
"If you're always racing to the next moment, what happens to the one you're in?"

"What we see depends mainly on what we look for." - John Lubbock

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou

Heather said...

LAP, we just talked about that last quote of Maya Angelou's last night in class, discussing customer service in the hospital. It is SO true.

The "be kind..." quote is the one that hits close to home for me. I try to LIVE this quote; there is nothing like taking care of the sick, the dying, the hopeless, and their families to truly humble a person and make you realize how blessed your own life is. I have always said it doesn't cost anything to be kind, but the way some people behave, you would think it does...

I love the quotes on Pinterest!

Megan said...

What inspirational, touching quotes!

E... said...

As always, I'm grateful for you and your bloggy cheerleading. I hope you'll find a way to keep up with the posting. Love the quotes.

Spilled Milkshake said...

I'm guessing the daily posting got to be too much since the last post I can find is Thursday hehehe. There's a darn good reason why I didn't sign up for the challenge! Too much pressure.

Here are a few favorites from my Pinterest Board:

"You are not the mistakes you have made"

"Chin up Butter Cup"

"Good Moms have sticky floors, dirty ovens, and happy kids"

"You can't buy happiness, but you can buy ice cream. And that's kind of the same thing" <--personal favorite, though I would replace "ice cream" with Frosty.

 
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