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Amazing Quote of the Day: When They Tell You You Can’t, You Say…

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The Muppets Never Cease To Inspire Me

I saw this on a billboard tonight and looked it up as soon as I got home (I’m a sucker for Kermit). Anything Muppet related grabs my attention (I was so excited to see the Muppet Movie this year with my best friend and we had such a great time watching it)! The “live your dreams” mantra always inspires me to do just that. I could always use a reminder.

Turns out it’s advertising an inspirational website called values.com. Here’s an advertisement dedicated to a place to find inspiration and also a place to record personal stories of inspiration and read ones of other people. What a great concept and what an awesome ad. It’s not an ad for what we don’t have or what we should want but for discovering who we are, what makes us tick, and how we can achieve it.  I LOVE it. Check it out!

Here’s a link to Muppet inspired nails (for the movie of course). I’m also a big fan of these:

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Quote of the Day: On Reality

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Don’t take anything personally. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.
Don Miguel Ruiz

This is SO true!!! It’s very hard to do because  we often are re-active to society and forget ourselves and the big picture of life. Often the way people treat you has nothing to do with you and everything to do with them. To not take anything personally is extremely difficult but to remember to do it is also very important.

Sometimes the biggest fight we can win in our lives is the battle with ourselves. If we work on ourselves and reflect inwardly and ask ourselves what is really going on in any situation I think that we will be more successful in life.

 

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Quote of the Day: The Self-Esteem Pep Talk

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Bestselling Author Shares 3 Tips for Building Your Blog Audience

 

What an awesome read! If you are new to blogging, like me, advice is always appreciated. Here’s a good start! Happy Blogging!

The WordPress.com Blog

After moving from New York City to Chicago and getting married, Rachel Bertsche realized that her new life was missing one crucially important thing: a local best friend. So she decided to go on one friend date every week for a year, and she documented her quest on a WordPress.com blog at MWFseekingBFF.com.

But before Rachel even started the blog, the 27-year-old writer put together a book proposal based on her search for a local BFF, and successfully pitched it to agents, and then editors. She says, “After I sold the proposal, I decided to start a blog so that I could have a place to document my journey and some of the research I was finding. I also wanted to start building a community and to engage with readers.”

It’s now been over two years since Rachel first launched MWFseekingBFF.com. So did she accomplish her blogging goals?…

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Integrity is doing what i…

Integrity is doing what is right when no one is looking.

Love these quotes on integrity. The word integrity is a hard one to explain. It means doing the right thing but it also means more than that. Doing the right thing is not always easy. The person who has integrity has strength and also faith. It’s such an important character trait and it can’t be emphasized enough in any society. A person with integrity is someone you can trust. Someone you know will not take advantage of you and whom you can trust. Find this person, he’s a keeper!

Furthermore, someone who acts with integrity will have far less worries because he won’t always be looking behind his back to see if someone might catch him doing something wrong. A life of integrity is a life of security and completeness!

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Quote of the Day: Four Things You Can’t Recover

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Quote of the Day: On Living Life to the Fullest

Here is a beautiful quote about living life to the fullest. So often we live our life based on what others think our life should be. But we all have our personal mission to accomplish here on earth. We all have something to achieve that is beautiful. Worrying about what others think often gets in the way. Confidence is powerful. Here is a short mantra to help get us back on track:

You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,

A man and a woman performing a modern dance.

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Love like you’ll never be hurt,

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Sing like there’s nobody listening,

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And live like it’s heaven on earth.

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William W. Purkey

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10 Resolutions to Transform Your Life

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Got this in an e-mail today and had to post! This is great advice we can start doing today. No matter what you believe, I think that if you add at least one of these elements to your life this year, the quality of your life will improve exponentially!

 

10 RESOLUTIONS TO TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE

1. Give Thanks. Once a day take quiet time to feel gratitude for what you have, not impatience for what you don’t have. This alone will bring you halfway to happiness. We already have most of the ingredients of a happy life. It’s just that we tend to take these for granted and focus on unmet wants, unfulfilled desires. Giving thanks is better than shopping – and cheaper too.

2. Praise Others. Catch someone doing something right and say so. Most people, most of the time, are unappreciated. Being recognised, thanked and congratulated by someone else is one of the most empowering things that can happen to us. So don’t wait for someone to do it for you: do it for someone else. You will make their day, and that will help make yours.

3. Spend time with your family. Make sure that there is at least one time a week when you sit down to have a meal together with no distractions – no television, no phone, no email, just being together, talking together, celebrating one another’s company. Happy marriages and healthy families need dedicated time.

4. Discover meaning. Take time out, once in a while, to ask, ‘Why am I here? What do I hope to achieve? How best can I use my gifts? What would I wish to be said about me when I am no longer here?” Finding meaning is essential to a fulfilled life – and how can you find it if you never look? If you don’t know where you want to be, you will never get there however fast you run.

5. Live your values. Most of us believe in high ideals, but we act on them only sporadically. The best thing to do is to establish habits that get us to enact those ideals daily. This is called ritual, and it’s what religions remember but ethicists often forget.

6. Forgive. This is the emotional equivalent of losing excess weight. Life is too short to bear a grudge or seek revenge. Forgiving someone is good for them but even better for you. The bad has happened. It won’t be made better by your dwelling on it. Let it go. Move on.

7. Keep learning. I learned this from Florence in Newcastle, whom I last met the day she celebrated her 105th birthday. She was still full of energy and fun. What’s the secret? I asked her. ‘Never be afraid to learn something new’, she said. Then I realised that if you are willing to learn, you can be 105 and still young. If you are not, you can be 25 and already old.

8. Learn to listen. Often in conversation we spend half our time thinking of what we want to say next instead of paying attention to what the other person is saying. Listening is one of the greatest gifts we can give to someone else. It means that we are open to them, that we take them seriously, that we accept graciously their gift of words.

9. Create moments of silence in the soul. Liberate yourself, if only five minutes daily, from the tyranny of technology, the mobile phone, the laptop and all the other electronic intruders, and just inhale the heady air of existence, the joy of being.

10. Transform suffering. When bad things happen to you, use them to sensitize you to the pain of others. The greatest people I know – people who survived tragedy and became stronger as a result – did not ask, ‘Who did this to me?’ Instead they asked, ‘What does this allow me to do that I could not have done before?’ They refused to become victims of circumstance. They became, instead, agents of hope.

Most of these are, of course, integral elements of a religious life, which may be why so many surveys have shown that those who practice a religious faith tend to live longer, have lower levels of stress and report higher degrees of wellbeing than others. This is not accidental. The great religions are our richest treasuries of wisdom when it comes to the question of how best to live a life. Life’s too full of blessings to waste time and attention on artificial substitutes. Live, Give, Forgive, Celebrate And Praise: these are still the best ways of making a blessing over life, thereby turning life into a blessing.

(received as an email, attributed to Rabbi Jonathan SacksChief Rabbi of England)

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