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Life's ups and downs provide windows of opportunity to determine your values and goals. Think of using all obstacles as stepping stones.
Neale Donald Walsch
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
There is always the danger that we may just do the work for the sake of the work. This is where the respect and the love and the devotion come in - that we do it to God, to Christ, and that's why we try to do it as beautifully as possible.
Fires can't be made with dead embers, nor can enthusiasm be stirred by spiritless men. Enthusiasm in our daily work lightens effort and turns even labor into pleasant tasks.
What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life - to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories.
George Eliot [Mary Ann Evans]
The essence of optimism is that it takes no account of the present, but it is a source of inspiration, of vitality and hope where others have resigned; it enables a man to hold his head high, to claim the future for himself and not to abandon it to his enemy.
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise.
F. Scott Fiztgerald
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Personal Stories About ‘Inspiration’
A Lesson To Us AllSubmitted by Anonymous
My senior year was supposed to be the "best" year yet. I anticipated being "cool" and having younger students look up to me. Now 23-years-old, however, I look back on my senior year in high school and the thing I remember most vividly wasn't being "cool" or having underclassmen admirers. The day I remember is...
Shaban Varajab My River Of LifeSubmitted by Varajab
Shaban Varajab-My River of Life Who is Shaban Varajab? I am a Kenyan born of two Muslim parents, Mwajuma Alwanga Shaban and Shaban Olewe Wakenga. I was the last born of their four children, raised in Western Kenya. My parents came from two different ethnic backgrounds, Luhya (my mother) and Luo (my father)....
One Story Changed Her Life... Now She's Living Her Dream!Submitted by
Experience the true story on how a woman's forgotten dream is brought to life! Jenny Fandel was the dean's office assistant at a local high school. After giving up on her dream to be a singer decades ago, Jenny's life changes forever when she encounters two former students, Dalton Wiechmann and Daniel Murphy,...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Inspiration’
Ari TangheSubmitted by kelli.kingtanghe
In a way, distance runners create their own magic. They pull miles and miles out of their hats, and in full stride, they make energy gels seemingly appear out of thin air. Dedicated runners are able to multiply race bibs like white rabbits (though many wish they could multiply those hard-to-come-by safety...
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...
Aria LeightySubmitted by Aurora Talbert
Aria is one of the most selfless human beings I have had the pleasure to meet. She consistently thrives to help others. She started her own business from the ground up and have donated all of her time, devotion and love to it. She created a children's art studio that helps kids express their creativity in a...
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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