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Needing inspiration! (Contest)
Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

UPDATE: The winner of the gift card is Mary Preston!

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I was looking for an inspirational quote from one of those inspirational quote books to begin my day. The book fell open to this one:

To live is to suffer,
to survive is to find meaning in suffering.
Viktor Frankl

That’s meant to inspire? Reading that might inspire suicide!

Here’s another:

The more the marble wastes, the more the statue grows.
Michelangelo

Okay, I get it. Kind of like a writer staring at a blank page has to find words to fill it, a sculptor has to find the shape living inside the stone. That’s better, but I need more quotes to pull out today when my attention begins to wane. Feels like that kind of day—it’s freezing outside, the sky is overcast, my bed looks way too inviting. I need a reason to stay at my keyboard.

So, that’s your mission today. Should you choose to accept it. Find me a quote, something that will keep my fingers on the keyboard, my mind pressing forward in the story! Best quoter (hmmm, my online dictionary says that’s not a word—well, it should be!) wins a small Amazon gift card! Okay, so that “best” thing can be intimidating, and I don’t care if your quote is corny or terrible, just fill the comments!

While you’re pondering, ponder these covers for stories coming very soon…

FrannieDick600 BabyItsYou_600 DD_Strokes3_600

16 comments to “Needing inspiration! (Contest)”

  1. Nancy Gilliland
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    · January 12th, 2016 at 10:25 am · Link

    The two most important days of your life are the day you are born and the day you figure out why. -Mark Twain



  2. Nancy Gilliland
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    · January 12th, 2016 at 10:55 am · Link

    Found another good one.

    There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. – Albert Einstein



  3. Delilah
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    · January 12th, 2016 at 11:02 am · Link

    Both of those are lovely!!! Thanks, Nancy!



  4. ilona
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    · January 12th, 2016 at 2:35 pm · Link

    The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
    or
    If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door – Milton Berle.

    My favourite one though is
    Believe you can and you’re halfway there – Theodore Roosevelt



  5. Nancy Gilliland
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    · January 12th, 2016 at 4:29 pm · Link

    One more that I really like.

    A woman is like a tea bag – you never know how strong she is till she gets in hot water! – Eleanor Roosevelt



  6. Jen B.
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    · January 12th, 2016 at 9:29 pm · Link

    I was cleaning my kitchen today and the little slip of paper from a fortune cookie magically appeared (I haven’t had a fortune cookie in this house is at least 2 years so it was certainly some form of magic). The slip said:

    Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.

    Yup, I like it and I hope you do too! 8)



  7. bn100
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    · January 12th, 2016 at 10:58 pm · Link

    My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. – Maya Angelou



  8. bn100
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    · January 12th, 2016 at 11:00 pm · Link

    What you do today can improve all your tomorrows. – Ralph Marston



  9. bn100
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    · January 12th, 2016 at 11:01 pm · Link

    The power of imagination makes us infinite. – John Muir



  10. Jackie Wisherd
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    · January 13th, 2016 at 12:58 am · Link

    I don’t know who said this but I like this saying……….If plan A doesn’t work, remember the alphabet has 25 more letters.



  11. Mary Preston
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    · January 13th, 2016 at 2:24 am · Link

    Dr. Seuss — ‘Why fit in when you were born to stand out?’



  12. Mary Preston
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    · January 13th, 2016 at 2:25 am · Link

    “You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.”
    ― Dr. Seuss



  13. Mary Preston
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    · January 13th, 2016 at 2:27 am · Link

    “ Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”

    ― Dr. Seuss

    Yes, I love Dr. Seuss.)



  14. Mary Preston
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    · January 13th, 2016 at 2:28 am · Link

    “Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!”

    ― Dr. Seuss



  15. Shirley Long
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    · January 13th, 2016 at 2:58 am · Link

    I love this quote…..

    Life is not about surviving the storm, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.



  16. TIFFANY M
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    · January 15th, 2016 at 6:19 am · Link

    With what judgment thee, judged thee, be judged 😀 :mrgreen: 😆 😉