Saturday, June 5, 2010

Pink Inspiration

   Today I'm trading a little something pink for some inspiration.  I have six 2 ounce packets of German glass glitter and micro beads (all pink of course!) to give away.  In the comment section leave your favorite quote that inspires you.  The one that actually gets your butt off the couch and gets you moving.  The one that works.  I will put all your names in a bag and have a disinterested third-party (my husband) randomly pick one.  The little glitter prize will go to the winner.   I will announce the winner in this very post on Sunday morning.                                                        One of my favorite quotes is by Stephen Pressfield and contained within The War of Art.  Absolutely one of my favorite books, read and read again.  The sort of book you follow someone around with reading aloud just in case they need a little inspiration too.                                 "Creating soap opera in our lives is a symptom of resistance. Why put in years of work designing a new software interface when you can get just as much attention by bringing home a boyfriend with a prison record."                                               You all know someone like this.  And it works, drama gets attention and it's really not all that difficult.  Studying, creating, writing, getting up each and every day and doing what you need to do is difficult.  When you're starting a business or
learning a craft, or just trying something that's outside of your comfort, it would certainly be easier to stop and distract yourself and everyone around you with a little drama.  And you will get attention, but you'll never get anything done.
Let me know what motivates you.  What gets you off the sofa and on to writing your book, sewing your quilt, making pottery, creating your dream.
Photos are of Rosa rugosa "Sandy" and Lonicera halliana.  I especially love the rose.  The deer who devour everything else they can in my yard do not touch it, insects don't eat it, and it grows fast and smells wonderful.  In fall there are enormous rose hips.       



  1. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream.
    ~Mark Twain
    NOw this really gets me going!
    I am going to feature you in my Pink Saturday Post, so glad to see you here!
    luvs and glitter

  2. "One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words."
    -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    I have this quote on my blog because it's true -- and it motivates me to do just that. :)

    Greetings from Munich,

  3. "Half the world is on the wrong scent in the pursuit of happiness. They think it is in having and getting and in being served by others. It consists in giving and in serving others."

    Henry Drummond

    There is such true joy in serving!

    bee blessed

  4. "Life is the journey, not the destination." - Arthur Ashe (I think)

    Happy PS!

    Do These Shoes Match this Purse?

  5. Inspiration and genius--one and the same.
    Victor Hugo

    Happy Pink Saturday and thanks for the great opportunity - I love to create!


  6. Different quotes inspire me, depending on my mood. Sometimes I need one full of fire and brimstone, sometimes I need one more peaceful and enlightening. And sometimes, I just need something groovy, "If you don't like what you're doing, you can always pick up your needle and move to another groove." Timothy Leary


  7. Hello and a very happy Pink Saturday to you!!

    It's a very hot summerday in The Netherlands and I'm enjoying all pink posts in the garden! Love Es XX

  8. Beautiful roses my friend. " Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you will get."Happy Pink Saturday, Char

  9. Honestly my favorite quote is "life is too short..." That has motivated me on many occasion to make some difficult decisions!

    Happy PS,

  10. oh my favorite is "life is to short" it truly is!!! so I try to make the most of it!

  11. "I am free, finally free and a woman here in the shade of my own tree." This quote inspired me to make a mixed media doll - my Facebook avatar!

  12. Favorite quote, hands down:
    Impossible is only an opinion!

    Have a great day!

  13. 'Pride feels no pain' My mother's favorite and now mine too. My sister has those roses too. She loves the rose hips.

    Happy PS.
    Hugs, Jeanne

  14. "Keep the Sunny Side Out" Don't It always puts a smile on my face! Hugs, Diane

  15. Hey it's me again, I just added your Blog to my favorites, I also checked out your E-bay Shop, great items for sale! You too are now one of my favs! Hugs, Diane

  16. I love this quote:
    "Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction."


  17. Hope is the thing with feathers
    That perches in the soul,
    And sings the tune without words,
    And never stops at all.

    Happy Pink Saturday, and thank you for the opportunity to win.

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  19. Ok, let me try this again since I totally messed up my first comment. :0)

    Since I'm most certainly a dreamer of bliss, prosperity and all things thought impossible... this quote definitely stirs my soul.

    "The world needs dreamers
    and the world needs doers.
    But above all, the world needs
    dreamers who do."

    ~Sarah Ban Breathnach~

  20. Due to health issues, I am no longer able to run and I miss it terribly! However, I do recall the little mantra that got me going on those -25 days and it still works for me today. On those days when I really don't think I can even crawl out of bed, I just remember this:
    "Just Do It!" by Nike.
    Sometimes, I forget why I couldn't :)
    I'm new to your blog but this won't be my last visit. I feel inspired to create thanks to you!