Everyday Inspiration

Everyday Inspiration

5 Gifts You Can Give the World in 2014

posted by Alex Blackwell

“If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend—that would be giving as the angels give.” – George MacDonald

With a New Year comes New Year’s resolutions, but here are 5 ways you can change yourself and the world around you without having a gym membership or a diet:

1. Gratitude – Everyone likes to feel appreciated for what they do. Pay it forward by expressing your thanks to those around you; don’t forget the people in service industries, like restaurants, retail chains, auto shops, and coffee houses. A simple and genuine “thank you” goes a lot further than you think. Continue Reading This Post »

10 Inspirational One-Sentence Quotes

posted by Alex Blackwell

Need a little motivational pick me up for the soul? Try these quick quotes on for size. Quotes don’t need to be very long to inspire you; some of the shortest quotes pack the most punch.

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” – Lao Tzu

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Henry Stanley Haskins

“Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.” – Charles R. Swindoll

“We become what we think about.” – Earl Nightingale

“An unexamined life is not worth living.” – Socrates

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” – Alice Walker

“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” – Aristotle Onassis

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“Wonder rather than doubt is the root of all knowledge.” – Abraham Joshua Heschel

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle

About Alex Blackwell

Alex Blackwell is the author of Letting Go: 25 True Stories of Peace, Hope and Surrender, which includes 10 free Peace and Balance tools.
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Sunday Inspiration #12

posted by Alex Blackwell

Today’s Sunday Inspiration: 2014 – Are You Ready?

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About Alex Blackwell

Alex Blackwell is the author of Letting Go: 25 True Stories of Peace, Hope and Surrender, which includes 10 free Peace and Balance tools.
Web | Inspiring Things | Free eBook: How to Love Consciously

How to Recover from Holiday Burn Out

posted by Alex Blackwell

“It’s very important that we re-learn the art of resting and relaxing. Not only does it help prevent the onset of many illnesses that develop through chronic tension and worrying; it allows us to clear our minds, focus, and find creative solutions to problems.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

Feeling burned out with the holiday hustle and bustle? Try these ways to recharge your batteries….

Create Your Own Spa Day – When you’re pressed on time and money, create your own spa environment to relax in. Pamper yourself with a bubble bath, a homemade facial, and aromatherapy. Your muscles and mind will begin to unwind with a nice long hour to yourself in the bathtub. Continue Reading This Post »

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