Saturday, November 29, 2008


These are some watercolor paintings I made,
and I just wrote a cute inspirational quote on it. =]

Hope you like.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

"Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough." --Oprah Winfrey

Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.--Brian Tracy

"Let us rise up and be thankful,
for it we didn't learn a lot today,
at least we learned a little,
and if we didn't learn a little,
at least we didn't get sick,
and if we got sick, at least we didn't die;
so let us all be thankful."

If one could only learn to appreciate the little things...
A song that takes you away, for there are those who cannot hear.
The beauty of a sunset, for there are those who cannot see.
The warmth and safety of your home, for there are those who are homeless.
Time spent with good friends for there are those who are lonely.
A walk along the beach for there are those who cannot walk.
The little things are what life is all about.
Search your soul and learn to appreciate.
--Shadi Souferian

As you and your family are sitting down, and about to indulge yourself with delicious food, take a minute to hold hands, and go around saying what you are thank full for. There is so much to be thank full for. Just take a minute and say, "Thank you God, I am very thankful for all that you give me."


Sunday, November 23, 2008


Today, I had a little girl tell me that I laughed and smiled a lot.
It was, to be honest, the greatest thing I've heard in a long time.. It just made me realize that I'm actually a happy person, and not the miserable one I feel like I am.

I saw this today on Socialmoth, and it inspired me to make this post.

Smile because it is the prettiest thing you can ever wear.

I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose.
~Woody Allen

If you can't see the font it says, "Joy is infectious: therefore, be always full of joy."
(For some reason i think this girl looks like me.)

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. ~Phyllis Diller

If you want to be happy, be. ~Leo Tolstoy

Do not hate, Love

Whatever you give to life, it gives you back.
Do not hate anybody.
The hatred which comes out from you will someday comeback to you.
Love others, and love will come back to you.

I am worthy of love.
The more I love, the more that love is returned to me. Love is eternal and ever-lasting. I nurture my inner child, love her and have allowed her to heal. I am responsible for my life and always maintain the power I need to be positive and have joy.

Some one may hate you. They may be out to get you, but you can not get down on their level. Don't hate them back. Love them. Open your heart to them, and Love them. Don't spread rumors, talk trash, or spit in their face. Be nice to them, smile and say hello. This will be hard, but in the end you will be the happier, and better person. - Friend

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Life is a mixture of good times and bad times,
happy moments and unhappy moments.

The next time you are experiencing
one of those bad times or unhappy moments,
Try your best not to let
the situation get the best of you.

If the going gets tough and
you are at your breaking point;

show resilience.
Bend; But don't break!

Words Of Hope by For Today:
Believe in yourself
Know that these words
These words of hope
Are yours to take

Poem for Hope
A Hong Kong Proverb

As long as we have hope,
we have direction,
the energy to move,
and the map to move by.
We have a hundred alternatives,
a thousand paths and infinity of dreams.
Hopeful, we are halfway to where we want to go;
Hopeless, we are lost forever.

Everyone has a bad day now and then, but you have to keep on going. You have to have hope that tomorrow will bring a better day then todays. Without hope you have nothing. - JP

Keep laughing. As long as you’re laughing you still have hope. -Moe Howard

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Inspiration =]

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.
William Arthur Ward

A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be. ~Douglas Pagels

Don't Quit

When things go wrong
as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging
seems all uphill,
When the funds are low,
and the debts are high,
And you want to smile,
but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing
you down a bit...
Rest if you must,
but don't you quit.

Success is failure
turned inside out,
The silver tint of
the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell
how close you are,
It may be near
when it seems afar.

So, stick to the fight
when you're hardest hit...
It's when things go wrong
that you mustn't quit.

~Author unknown

Happiness: Jumping in the air with my best friends while singing our hearts out.

Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn.
-Miguel De Cervantes

The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.

-Walter Bagehot

The past week was the official date of TWLOHA. It inspired me to see so many people write love on their arms. it showed me how many people out their truly care. - Anonymous

ok so my one friend told me this quote that he thought could help me with whatever i was going through. (best not to get into that right now.) ok so he told me that "god doesnt give us any feelings that we can not handle" hearing this really inspired me to get through each day no matter what was going on and no matter what god will help you through it. this is one of the motos that helps me with everything that i do so i hope it helps you out too!

and i think this is prob one of the coolest things that any of my friends have done keep up the good work
Corrie :)

Frank Warren, PostSecret
By Tim Dillion USA TODAY

This man has inspired me to finally make this blog after I had just pushed the idea to the back of my mind for months. He has showed me how much of an impact just once person can make on this world. - Joy

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Feeling Beautiful

"Beauty is not simply a youthful glow or collection of attractive features. It may, in fact, be just the opposite. Real beauty blooms from the soil of experience, knowledge, and wisdom. It is more a reflection of inner attitudes than a physical image in a mirror." - Linda Picone

"I never saw an ugly thing in my life; for let the form of an object be what it may - light, shade, and perspective will always make it beautiful."- John Constable

"Don't worry over how other people think of you because it will just keep you down. It's more important of how you think of yourself." - RC

In the world now a days all everyone cares about is looks. They see the skinny actors and actresses and in return think that they need to be like that. Some starve them selfs to look like that, while others do it the healthy way, and exercise. Either way everyone is still unhappy with the way they look. God made us all differently and we have to learn to accept that and feel beautiful. The way I look at it is as long as you're happy with yourself then that is all that matters. I think it's a great idea to want to exercise, but don't go crazy and hurt yourself. - Joy

P.S. You don't need love to make you feel beautiful.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Inspiration :]

Everyone needs to take some time out of their busy lives and relax. You don't need a beach to be able to relax. Just take some time; Read a good book, take a bubble bath, do anything that is relaxing to you. -Anonymous

You can't help someone else, without first helping yourself.

High Flyers An Indian air acrobatic team performs maneuvers at an airshow in Zhuhai, China.

"One resolution I have made, and try to always keep, it this: To rise above the little things." -John Burroughs
The cars out of gas, the cell phone dies, the yard needs mowed, we're out of milk, I forgot to call her -these things happen everyday, but we can not let them ruin our day and hold us back. We can't get too overwhelmed with what we have to do. Take a breath, and try not to fret too much.

Your Star
There is a star in the sky... just for you. That star will make sure that your dreams come true. So in case you are stumbling - don't get too blue. That star in the sky... it believes in you. And in case you were wondering... I do, too. -Ashley Rice

Fisher - Beautiful life
Hey child up and go -Big world is out there waiting for us to live in every day Outside you will find there is love all around you -Takes you, makes you wanna' say That it's a beautiful life and it's a beautiful world and it's a beautiful time to be here, to be here, to be here The sky's blue -just us two Side by side we'll see the world that surrounds us -Hey, seize the day Each road - every mile's a photograph in motion to astound us, carry us away into a beautiful life 'Cause it's a beautiful world and it's a beautiful time to be here, to be here Leave all your cares behind you The sun is rising Turn around -it's right in front of you and it's a beautiful life and it's a beautiful time to be here, to be here, to be here

Anger or hatred is like a fisherman's hook. It is very important for us to ensure that we are not caught by it. -Dalai Lama

"Those who stand for nothing fall for anything." - Alexander Hamilton

I'm thinking about making theme posts from now on. For example one on love, one on happiness, peace, hope beauty, but they will all still be inspirational. Any opinions? - Thanks, Joy

Continue to send in inspirations! =]

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Be strong. Believe.

"When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others." - Unknown

"Dream as if you'll live forever, live as you'll die today." - James Dean

Don't think that it's such a terrible thing to get sad or down or to stop believing in sunshine for a while. Don't worry too much if you feel empty or lost or can't make yourself want to smile.
Don't think that it's not okay to want to sit a day out, or to be scared or tired or blue. Everybody gets sad sometimes. And crying and hurting - just like laughing and dreaming - are just things that people do. - Ashley Rice

The Waiting By Kim Warren

We all at some point in our life just want to be in love. We keep looking for it but can't find it. We just have to sit back, and wait. Love will come to us when we least expect it.

What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
Vincent van Gogh

Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.

"Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as i seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be." - Karen Ravn

Believe - Yellowcard
Everything is gonna be alright
Everything is gonna be alright
Everything is gonna be alright
Be strong. Believe.
Be strong. Believe.

What If
What if I would have done this
or that
What if I would have said this
or that
What if I would have said yes
or no

We all have our what ifs, but we can not let our selfs dwell on them. It is time to move on, and put them in past. What happened happened, and sadly we can not go back in time and change our decisions and actions. Forget the past, and start to live in the present. Do not worry about the future. Just enjoy every moment of the present, because you never know when it could be taken away.

"If we all hold hands and take our problems one step at a time - we will get through it together."
- R. Curls

All you have to do is pray, and God will help you find your way.

I learned this lesson today. I had a couple of bad days in a row, and I felt so confused and unsure of everything. I felt like my friendships were falling apart, and that this blog was getting no where. The past week I hadn't recieved any inspiration, and it didn't help my already slump. So I prayed to God asking him for help in getting the word out there about my blog. And when I came on today after school I had a comment from a fellow blogger who I had told about my blog. Saying " Thank-you Joy! thank-you for finding me and my Blog and welcoming me to yours. It is truly beautiful and VERY inspirational. Stephanie" This truly made my day, and gave me hope that this blog is actually helping people. God really can work magic. - Joy Pedrow

If you also have an inspirational story, send it in! You can help inspire someone. =]

Thanks Joy