Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Two Cent Tuesday: Inspiration

This week's Two Cent topic is Inspiration- What inspires you? How do you find inspiration? Stop by TuTu's Bliss to join in.

I'm always finding myself inspired. I'm constantly looking for inspiration beacons just beckoning me to enrich my life. For newer and richer experience.

The purpose of life is to live it,
to taste experience to the utmost,
to reach out eagerly and without fear
for newer and richer experience.
-Eleanor Roosevelt

Ideas inspire me. People inspire me.

A few of my more recent inspirations...

{I've had gardening on the brain so I'm throwing this in.}
Last year our local historic mill had Victory Gardens to show the kids who visit the mill for school field trips. I was inspired by those beautiful raised beds of brown soil with neatly planted rows of vegetables. Once upon a time, they were planted with love and care all over the United States by patriotic people to help their war rations go farther. I knew when I seen them, I must have my own victory garden. We'll start work on ours this spring. I'm.so.excited.

Moms who work outside of the home inspire me. When I'm feeling bogged down by running from sun-up to sun-down on my work days, I remind myself that there are moms out there that do it 5+ days a week. Truly inspiring.

People who stand up for those who do not have a voice inspire me. The ASPCA, PETA, and the HSUS, for example. The people who watch the most horrific things happen to animals in order to one day give them a voice. I've often wondered how many animals they have saved from the deepest depths of suffering. They continually inspire me to do more.

The bazillion crafty people of blogland inspire me. Daily. My home feels so good because of all the ideas that I've seen and have been able to implement in my way. So many crafts my kids & I have enjoyed because someone had a fun idea & wanted to share. Many happy memories made by great ideas that I felt inspired to do with my family.

I can tell ya, crafters+blogs=great places for inspiration.

Thrifty Decor Chick
Just a Girl
Flipflops and Applesauce
Skip to my Lou

Happy Tuesday! Go get your inspiration on! =)


  1. I agree there is so much inspiration online. I've gotten so many fun ideas from you too!

  2. Hi,

    I wanted to say Thanks for stopping by my page. It made my day. I love the story about the gardening. I never thought of it that way. I hope you have a wonderful garden filled with love this year. I will have my flower pots and trees. I am very luck I get to stay home with my little one. I do say Cheers to the Mom's who have to work and then come home and take care of their own families. I agree this online thing is amazing you see so many different things. I love the blogging world because I get to meet new people and read there stories.
    Have a great day. Great "Two Cents"

  3. Very inspiring :) My husband says I'm the "generic SPCA" lol I take in every stray animal I find plus I put food out for all the animals running around our neighborhood (including a couple possums I can't bear to see go hungry...they get fruit :D) A VERY skinny, hungry dog showed up in the front yard last night. He was crying and it made me cry. I yelled for my husband to bring me the leftovers from supper. He rolled his eyes and said "must be an animal". He brought them to me though and then when he saw the poor thing he brought me out a few hot dogs too! Yay! I inspired him :)

  4. I love this post. I like that it is a tribute to all the things big and small that can be sources of inspiration

  5. All great sources for inspiration! I love the Victory Garden idea as well. Unfortunately my yard isn't quite equipped to grow much more than cacti but I would if I could! Enjoy your Tuesday!

  6. Love your list. And WOO-HOO to Mom's who work! ;o)

  7. Oh, and I love your pic of the butterfly and quote. Beautiful!

  8. I'm constantly inspired too--people, magazines, things I see on tv...Oprah!! there is no shortage!

  9. i get to much inspiration online, from crafty projects, to home decor, and recipes. some from you! :)