Thursday, March 10, 2011


I have noticed, while watching the morning news, that the weather dudes have a catch phrase that they repeat- over and over and over to the point of hilarity (or annoyance)- every day.  It might be "by the time you go out this morning" over and over and over again in 60 seconds.  Or something like "more than likely" over and over and over again in 60 seconds.  Or "could possibly be" over and over and over 60 seconds.  That very thing happened to me today while reading blog posts.  My catch phrase was a catch word, INSPIRATIONAL.  There were so many inspirational posts in the last couple of days and they are worth mentioning.

Chele at Discoveries shared her refusal to seek solace in a self-inflicted isolation but to, instead, get out there and live her life.  INSPIRATIONAL.  Julie at The Going to be New Me and Engine 3-The Life of Riley has been going through the weight loss process and has not given up one single time.  She has also decided that instead of giving up something for Lent she will give 10 minutes every day to prayerful meditation in an effort to "Be still and know that I am God."  INSPIRATIONAL.   Barb at This and That (As I Bounce Thru Life) is going through as tough a time as I have seen in quite a while and yet, she continues to reach out to others and show us how to be determined and to find the humor in the midst of confusion and despair.  INSPIRATIONAL.  The wonderfully funny Aunt Becky at Mommy Wants Vodka has shared her issue of anxiety with us and, instead of hiding away, has shown us that reaching out for help is the best way to go all the while, keeping us laughing.  INSPIRATIONAL.  Michele at Bodacious Boomer has been in a business sort of chaos that hasn't been as great as she had hoped and yet, she continues to get out there and do her best while uplifting our spirits with laughter.  INSPIRATIONAL.  Shawn at The Becker's (Shawn and Bill) not only has "live well, love much, laugh often" written on her header, she lives the example of just that and it comes shining forth through her posts.  INSPIRATIONAL.  Betty at A glimpse into midlife shared that she is questioning many things right now and wonders if anyone else is experiencing this- a woman who puts it out there in hopes of not only finding answers from other women but to also let us know we are not alone.  INSPIRATIONAL.  Eva at Wrestling with Retirement and Carol at Facing 50 with Humor who are always thinking of others and make sure that we are uplifted through humor because laughter IS the best medicine.  INSPIRATIONAL. Judy at Cranberry Morning always has something going on that will inspire you to create or to dream of travel or just bring a smile to your face.  INSPIRATIONAL.  And Patrice at Everyday Ruralty who reaches out to other farmers' wives in an effort to spread awareness about such a vital community, and who cares enough about women's issues of weight that she devotes a weekly HOP just for support.  INSPIRATIONAL

I know that I have only covered a few of these inspirational women.  And that doesn't mean that others are not worth mentioning.  These are just the ones that in the last 48 hours or so have really made the INSPIRATIONAL flag fly high. 

Whose INSPIRATIONAL flags have you seen flying around?

Today is the 10th day of NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) for the month of March.  Our theme for the month is: in a word.  I am using the word 'INSPIRATIONAL' today because I am inspired by others to do so. 


  1. It is nice to know that we are not along in our struggles through life.

  2. Thanks so much for the shout out! I think your blog is inspirational and funny, all in one! I love to come here.

  3. Betty- You are just too sweet! Thank you so much! I always enjoy my visits at your blog as well!

  4. I've only read a couple of these, so will have to get busy. Always on the lookout for positive, inspirational posts. Thanks for sharing!

  5. You are also inspirational yourself I cannot keep up with reading all your great posts at the moment :)
    Have a good weekend.

  6. Lindy- It's been interesting trying to do a post every day for the month of March---and there are so very many days left! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  7. Good luck with the daily posts...I know how hard that can be. Love your weather observation: they can't really confess that no one knows for sure, can they?

  8. Thanks for sharing these.

    Some days I don't feel very inspired and there are a few blogs in your post that never fail to get me thinking and laughing too.


  9. Thank you Pam. That was sweet of you. Also I'm off to visit a few of your others I haven't met yet. You are more then inspirational. I love you and your blog. I love your sharing your life and all the goodness that comes with it.
    Thank you for all your kind comments, thoughts and idea.
    Have a blessed evening.

  10. I was enjoying reading your post and then I saw my name...I am humbled. Thank you so very, very much.
    Have a wonderful weekend, my friend,

  11. What a great word...I feel inspired now to think up some more wicked ways to torment Hubby! I'VE MISSED YOU!

  12. Stephanie- Thanks! I need all the luck I can get---this is not easy! And you're right about the weather people!

    Carol- You're welcome! I agree- they always uplift others no matter what's going on with them.

    Julie- Thank you so much! I know you will love the bloggers you aren't already familiar with! This community of bloggers is so wonderful!

    Shawn- The thanks is due to you! We have birthday festivities planned, it's Dad's birthday today1 Have a great weekend!

    Carol-DO NOT GO AWAY ANY MORE. I've so missed you EVERY SINGLE DAY you were gone! So glad you're back!

  13. Thank you for the 'inspirational' post! and for mentioning Cranberry Morning. :-) Hope you have a good weekend! Happy Birthday to your dad.


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