Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Stay Positive.

Attitudes are contagious. Are yours worth catching?
~Dennis and Wendy Mannering

Wherever you go,
no matter what the weather,
always bring your own sunshine.
~Anthony J. D'Angelo,
The College Blue Book

Every day may not be good, but there's something good in every day. ~Author Unknown

If you don't like something change it;
if you can't change it,
change the way you think about it.
~Mary Engelbreit

Think highly of yourself because the world takes you at your own estimate. -Unknown

When you let go of your doubts you also let go of your limitations.
Lucy MacDonald

You can do it!

You have to think about the class being half full, not half empty.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Life is awesome.

Let your love be strong enough to weather through the thunder cloud.
- Switchfoot

We all have possibilities we don't know about.
We can do things we don't even dream we can do.
-Dale Carnegie

Happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. it means that you decided to look beyond the imperfections.

True love does not come by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly. - Jason Jordan

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,
but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.

"I'll lean on you and you lean on me and we'll be okay."
- Dave Matthews Band

To accomplish great things
we must not only act but also dream,
not only plan but also believe.
- Anatole France

Love. Hope. Peace.
They all just add up to equal happiness.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

You can be a HERO. Heros do what's right.

When most people hear the term hero, the first thing that pops into their head is superheros.
They picture spider man, super man, wonder woman, batman, or some other superhero saving the world.


YOU can be a hero.

You can be just like the superheros.

Heros can come in many shapes and sizes.

Doctors can save a life. They're heroes.
There are Heros in the army. Saving lives everyday.

"A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles."

The pilot who saved 150 lives yesterday is also a hero. The plane crash in the Hudson river. I think that man deserves recognition in this post. He's truly a hero. - Anonymous

But you don't have to save lives to be a hero. A hero can be someone who is just helping someone learn to write the alphabet.

Just lend a helping hand. And you'll be a hero. That simple.

You could be a hero,
Heroes do what’s right,
You could be a hero,
You might save a life,
You could be a hero, you could join the fight,
For what’s right, for what’s right, for what’s right...

The lyrics above are from the song Hero by Superchick. I heard this song today, and it inspired me to make my post about heroes. =]

We can all be heros.
Whether you save lives, do what's right, or help a friend
you can be a hero.

We all can be heroes.

Monday, January 12, 2009


When we wake up in the morning, we have two simple choices.
Go back to sleep and dream, or wake up and chase those dreams.
Choice is yours...

The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score." --Bill Copeland

Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive."

- Robert H. Schuller "

I can't is a quitter,
I don't know is lazy,
I wish I could is a wisher,
I might is waking up,
I will try is on his feet,
I can is on his way,
I will is at work,
I did is now the boss.
- Earl Cassel

Don't be a quitter, be the boss.

"Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself,
vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe." - Gail Devers

A Wise Man

Once upon a time there was a wise man
who used to go to the ocean
to do his writing.
He had a habit of walking
on the beach
before he began his work.
One day he was walking along
the shore.
As he looked down the beach,
he saw a human
figure moving like a dancer.
He smiled to himself to think
of someone who would
dance to the day.
So he began to walk faster
to catch up.
As he got closer, he saw
that it was a young man
and the young man wasn't dancing,
but instead he was reaching
down to the shore,
picking up something
and very gently throwing it
into the ocean.
As he got closer he called out,
"Good morning! What are you doing?"
The young man paused,
looked up and replied,
"Throwing starfish in the ocean."
"I guess I should have asked,
why are you throwing starfish in the ocean?"
"The sun is up and the tide is going out.
And if I don't throw them in they'll die."
"But, young man, don't you realize that
there are miles and miles of beach
and starfish all along it.
You can't possibly make a difference!"
The young man listened politely.
Then bent down, picked up another starfish
and threw it into the sea,
past the breaking waves and said-
"It made a difference for that one."

Help the circle of inspiration grow - Send in some inspiration!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

My Personal Experience

What's funny is that this happened to me only a couple days after I came up with the contest idea. What a great sign. =] So I think as I get the stories I'll post them, and then once I get enough to have a vote I'll post them all again and let everyone pick their favorite!

So yesterday I was having a pretty bad day, and at night I was laying in bed praying to God for help. Help with making decisions, help with getting through the hard times, help with all the drama with my friends, and for it all to just go away, and for me to just be happy. I was thinking about the friends I had lost, or aren't as close with now, and how sad that made me feel. How I just wish I could be close with them again.

Then I realized that God is my rock. How unlike some friends, he will always be there for me wherever I go, through good or bad. It empowered me. I know this is strange, but I kinda felt like he was holding me, hugging me saying it will be alright. As I felt this power embracing me I started to cry, and if you know me you'll know that it takes a lot for me to cry. I cried because I realized that friends come, and go, but God will never leave you.

I walk past people in school everyday who were once my best friends, and I think why aren't we still friends? Maybe someday we'll be close again, or maybe we never will, but there are always what ifs. With God there are no what ifs because God is the answer, and he will never leave.
I just wanted to share this with everyone because they should somehow feel how awesome God is. I feel bad for the people who don't know him. It's just so nice to realize that he's my rock, and will always be there for me, and you know, he'll always be there for you too. This inspired me, so maybe it will for you too.

You too can send in an inspirational personal story, it can be any length, about anything, and it does not have to be about religion like mine was. The possibilities are endless. =]

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

1st post of 2009!!

I hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Year with family and friends!
Here's the 1st inspiration of 2009!
And we are going to have a contest!
I'm crossing my fingers, and hoping I get some responses to this. Anyways, I hope everyone has been inspired at some point in their life. We are going to see who has the most inspiring story! So everyone send me your personal story, and once I get enough I'll make a poll and everyone can vote. The story can be about anything really, anything that is kinda life changing. I hope you all like this. =] and also continue to send in your inspiration. Thanks - Joy

All I want is Ultimate Bliss.

Remember when we were little and a band aid could fix anything? A little scrap, or cut, just put on a band aid it and everything was all better. We need to make life simple again like it used to. I want a band aid to fix all my problems. - Anonymous

Do Not Quit!
When things go wrong,
as they sometimes will,
When the road your 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.
Life is queer with it's twists an turns,
As everyone of us must sometimes learn,
And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won had he stuck it our,
Don't give up though the pace seems slow,
You may succeed with another blow.
Success is failure turned inside out,
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you can never tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far,
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit,
It's when things seem worst that you cannot quit.

Unknown Author

If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere.
-- Unknown Author

The hardest challenge is to be yourself in a world where everyone is trying to make you be somebody else.

-- E. E. Cummings

There is no such thing in anyone's life as an unimportant day.

-Alexander Woollcott

Let go of the past,
Only then you more towards the future.
Let go of the regrets,
only then you move towards the happiness.
Let go of the presumptions,
one then you move towards the truth.
Let go of the problems,
Only then you move towards the solution.
Let go of yourself,
only then you move towards the divinity.

It's possible to forget how alive we really are. We can become dry and tired, just existing, instead of really living. We need to remind ourselves of the juice of life, and make that a habit. Find those places inside that jump for joy, and do things. - Unknown

Remember to send in a story and inspiration! Thanks!