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Embrace the faith that every challenge surmounted by your energy; every problem solved by your wisdom; every soul stirred by your passion; and every barrier to justice brought down by your determination will ennoble your own life, inspire others, serve your country, and explode outward the boundaries of what is achievable on this earth.
There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life—happiness, freedom, and peace of mind—are always attained by giving them to someone else.
Peyton C. March
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Do the things you used to talk about doing but never did. Know when to let go and when to hold on tight. Stop rushing. Don't be intimidated to say it like it is. Stop apologizing all the time. Learn to say no, so your yes has some oomph. Spend time with the friends who lift you up, and cut loose the ones who bring you down. Stop giving your power away. Be more concerned with being interested than being interesting. Be old enough to appreciate your freedom, and young enough to enjoy it. Finally, know who you are.
Creativity doesn't wait for that perfect moment. It fashions its own perfect moments out of ordinary ones.
The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.
Life's ups and downs provide windows of opportunity to determine your values and goals. Think of using all obstacles as stepping stones.
If I had influence with the good fairy, I would ask that her gift to each child be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life.
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Personal Stories About ‘Inspiration’
Tucson: Out Of The Ash Springs The FlowerSubmitted by Rosalie Cushman
I listened to the speech President Obama delivered at the Tucson Memorial for the fallen and wounded. And while there remains a different kind of wound in all our hearts, I was captured by his appeal for the ‘better angels of our nature’. The horror that felled people at the Safeway store in Tuscan while Rep....
Clean Your CupSubmitted by Carl Coffee
I recently started a new job, in a small office, where four of us share a fridge. In that fridge is a Brita water filter pitcher. One of my coworkers complained the water tasted "dirty". It went on for a few days, and she was stunned I could drink the water without any trouble. I started to doubt my taste buds,...
Lyd "Impossible Is Nothing"Submitted by Anthony
At age 4 I was diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) which is a type of Autism on the Spectrum. A year later doctors and specialists told my parents in a meeting that would change their lives and mine forever. They told my family I would barely graduate from high school, I would never become and...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Inspiration’
Jeff GSubmitted by John Shepley
My hero is my childhood friend Jeff. Jeff was Captain of the football team, class valedictorian, and the first graduate from our high school to attend a US service academy. He graduated from the US Air Force Academy in 1983 and went on to become a pilot. He was the all-American boy, and grew to be a fine man....
Raymond ZSubmitted by Mathew Zimmerman
This character sketch is about someone who is nice, brave, strong, smart, wise, good, tall, a thinker, and cool. This person is someone who I look up to. I call him my dad. Hope you enjoy it. My dad is a nice person. Because whenever something is going on he is very nice to us. Even when my soccer team looses...
Marie PSubmitted by Lynn
My hero is my older sister. We were a family of six [3 girls and 3 boys] growing up in the 50's and 60's. I was the youngest and of course picked on relentlessly by my older brothers. But my sister Marie always came to my rescue and was my second "mama". She always went out of her way to help others. Even after...
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'Inspiration is the language of a free spirit'
with love to all Mary Ann Plamenac motivational life coach
I took my diagnosis of skin cancer (which includes surgeries and burning) and turned it around to help kids know about addictions (mine was to tanning) and skin cancer. I turned a negative into a positive for both myself and the students I talk to.
Jana , Illinois
My life is falling apart quicker than i can repair it
Inspiration is an internal event. I seemed to have locked the door, yet got some serious help opening it through an online mentoring site (their name says it all!) called FTRnation.com (aka Free Thinking Renegades). I realized my thinking wasn't free, and had to find my way back to it. Loved your post and other comments. Thanks for the info!!
Sedona Cole , Vancouver, BC
Inspirations of this nature have really helped in people's lives.
Ediomo Iton, Nigeria uyo
Every time that I read the inspirational massage I feel relaxed.
jasper joe centeno, quezon city
Inspiration is speaking the words that sway people.
Bruce Willingham, Warner Robins, Ga
The quote that gets my day started all the time is Live, Laugh, Love. I hope these words will inspire people all day.
Ms. Richardson, Flordia
Including others can be as simple as sharing your ethnic/family meal with someone that different than you. I shared my favorite cookbook and recipe with a co-worker of a different ethnic background. He approached me during break and asked for help to make American food. His child is in school and is exposed to many new tastes. I was honored.
Dolores Phifery, York, PA
It is such a wonderful site for the youngsters . Everyone should know the values, motivation and inspiration to all. I really enjoy and appreciate for your valuable quotes, videos and audios. Thank you so much.
The world definitely needs more encouragement and inspiration. Love all your advertising spots on T.V. If more people took your messages to heart and tried to pass them on, what a much more pleasant world this would be. Keep up the great work! I'm really a believer in random acts of kindness. Wish more folks felt the same!
Carolyn H. Smith, Brandon, Mississippi
I've been logging on to your site for about a year or so. I must tell you that it is truly amazing the way I have changed my ways and behavior. The way I act and react to simple day to day obstacles have changed for the better thanks to you.
A.Wickramage, Sri Lanka
Thanks so mcuh for all your wonderful messages of hope, inspiration, kindness...doing the right thing! In this world of "me first" and endless cynicism, you provide the proverbial beacon of light, in an otherwise dark world. Keep it up, its working.
Bruce Tipton, Carlsbad, Ca
I greatly appreciate your commercials that encourage and inspire us to do better, be better, and be a blessing.
June S., Jackson, Al.
Thank you for producing the "Inspire" TV spot "You Raise me Up". It is so refreshing to see something positive on TV. Keep it up. It is very much appreciated!
Win T., Lake Placid, Florida
I am a nursing home nurse, and every time that I work, I smile. Some nurses say that I am little crazy. But I explain to them that the smile is contagious and chronic. The more you do, the more you receive and is more natural. Thank you for this little corner, I really enjoy and appreciate yours advertising.
Graciela, Fort Lauderdale, FL