Everyday Inspiration
June 2013 Archives

“Give in to love or live in fear.” – Jonathan Larson Several years ago while travelling on business in New York City, I had the opportunity to see the Broadway musical Rent. Jonathan Larson’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning […]

“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” – Oprah Winfrey Sometimes I can get so caught up in the act of living that I forget why I’m living. While it’s important to do […]

Do weekends make you happy? From catching up on your sleep to enjoying a lazy Sunday brunch, weekends offer the chance to step of your routine, do things differently and soak in as much happiness as you can before the […]

“Love must be learned, and learned again and again; there is no end to it.” – Katherine Anne Porter This Saturday, after running the errands, getting the car wash and cutting the grass, Mary Beth and I have a date. […]

“You can focus on what’s wrong in your life or you can focus on what’s right.” – Marianne Williamson I’ve been waiting for my tax refund check for over a month now. After calling the Kansas City Department of Revenue […]

“Prayer is nothing else than a sense of God’s presence” – Brother Lawrence When my brother unexpectedly died, the pain cut a wound deep into my soul. Eric’s death sent me spinning into a dark hole of guilt, shame and […]

“No matter how hard the situation is, always believe that something beautiful is going to happen.” – Unknown Every day is a reminder of something beautiful. When your dreams seem scattered and the rain won’t stop, there are still beautiful […]

“Be who God meant you to be, and you will set the world on fire.” – St Catherine of Siena What do you burn for? Is it your family, career or a cause? What makes your heart sing? Is it […]

“When you do not know what you are doing and what you are doing is the best — that is inspiration.” – Robert Bresson Welcome to Everyday Inspiration. My name is Alex Blackwell. For the past four years I’ve been […]