Monday, January 12, 2015

Wise Words


 



 
 


"Inspiration is a gift, 

and like all gifts it must be treated 

with gratitude and responsibility."






Do you agree with Ms. Weiland? 

What inspires you? 

Happy writing,
 
Karen  :)





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26 comments :

  1. Like most gifts inspiration is of no value unless it's opened and used. But I am always grateful when I see it wrapped in pretty paper and waiting for my eager hands. And I do try to be responsible with it - really I do.

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  2. Yes, I agree. And that we always should remember to be grateful in general.

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  3. Agreed! Inspiration is a gift and, I believe, when shared, increases! I am very grateful and inspired by those who have followed their inspirations!

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  4. Susan,
    This is so true! The wrapping does make it extra special, doesn't it? :) I'd say that you are using your gifts wisely!

    Natalie,
    Yes, a grateful heart really makes a difference in life overall, doesn't it? :)

    Lynn,
    There is inspiration all around us, isn't there? Thankful that there is no shortage on that! :)

    Alex,
    Me too! When I saw this quote, I knew I had to share it. :)

    Happy writing,
    Karen

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  5. I agree! Inspiration is a gift. Some days I am more inspired than others and I appreciate it when it really kicks in. I usually find inspiration in nature and in other stories. :)
    ~Jess

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  6. A gift must be opened to be of any use to the recipient. If you don't open and receive it, it was never yours to begin with. In that respect, it should be opened responsibly, and with gratitude.
    You have inspired me today to think deeper! Thanks Karen!

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  7. Jess,
    Inspiration is everywhere, I'm thinking. So thankful for that! So glad you are one inspired writer! )

    David,
    You are welcome! Just had to share this quote when I came across it. I agree, there is a level of responsibility. Good point!

    Happy writing,
    Karen

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  8. Inspiration is the best gift I could ever receive. I thank everything and everyone, including myself, when I get that special package.

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  9. Karen: Not only should a gift,inspiration especially, be opened,it should be treasured. Sometimes, older people receive a gift and put it up on a shelf in a closet. The only time it is looked at is after they have passed on and someone else is cleaning out their stuff. Inspiration is given to us by God. We should honor Him and use that gift as He desires.

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  11. Inspiration is an amazing thing, an amazing feeling. I never take it for granted.

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  12. I absolutely agree with Ms. Weiland! As far as what inspires me - love :)

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  13. Lee,
    It is! And I am thankful when that package arrives too. :)

    Cecelia,
    You make a great point. Wasting the gift is not something I want to do. :)

    Medeia,
    I think you are right. We should never take it for granted! :)

    Keith,
    Somehow I suspected love might inspire you. Congratulations to you and your bride! :)

    Happy writing,
    Karen

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  14. Now I'm inspired to pick up or make a gift for the fam. They've been seeing too much of the back of my head lately. Thanks for the reminder!

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  15. A very nice thought.

    It inspires me when someone I care about asks what I'm working on or how it's going. I want to be able to give them a positive answer.

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  16. I totally agree. If we can't appreciate something wonderful when it comes to us, we're likely to lose it. What inspires me? Right now, a fully night's sleep. What is that like? Guess I won't know for a LONG time. =)

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  17. I do agree. Inspiration is a wonderful gift, and I'm always grateful when it strikes. As a professional writer, I sometimes am forced to write without inspiration and must push past the lack of it to get work done. I suppose that is what makes those spasms of inspiration such a gift when they occur.

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  18. Kind-hearted, sensitive, and authentic people (like you, Karen) inspire me. The blogging community is full of them. How kewl is that! Happy New Year.

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  19. Hi Karen! It's been my goal to be inspired by all the things that happen in my life. Of course, I always fail at it, but I think inspiration for writing can come from the smallest things. I just have to be aware. So that's my challenge. Can I be plugged into my day enough to appreciate the gifts that come my way step by step, minute by minute? Those are the things that need to be unwrapped and shared, because we all can understand everyday things. And we need to learn from each other.
    Wednesday blessings,
    Ceil

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  20. Stephen,
    You are welcome! Hope they enjoy your inspiration!

    LD,
    Now there's a good angle from which to think of it. :) I like that.

    Crystal,
    Hoping that the sleep you do get these and in the coming days offers some refreshment. Surely your sweet baby will love her mama enough to be kind in that respect! :)

    Lisa,
    Now this is true too. Sometimes we have to crank out the words, inspired or not. So thankful, like you, when it does strike! :)

    Joylene,
    You are beyond sweet! You inspire me as well. :) You were one of my early followers, and I wondered, what could I possibly have to offer to make her follow me? :) Little did I know of the benefits ahead. So blessed to know you!

    Ceil,
    Yes, I agree; learning from each other is a wonderful thing! I think too, that inspiration doesn't have to be all lightning bolts and pretty presents, but it can be the small whisperings that lead to other things as well. :)

    Happy writing,
    Karen

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  21. YOU inspire me, amigo. The way you're always at the ready with a helping hand. I love that quality about you along with all your other beautiful character traits you have. Plus, my kids. They inspire me in great ways. Christopher especially. Watching him walk down his path with dignity and fortitude. xoxoxo

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  22. Yes, I agree with this statement. Inspiration comes from God, so we need to use it to bless others.

    Friends like you inspire me. Sometimes I'm upset or sad, then I find an email from you that makes me realize how blessed I am to have you in my life.

    The words of the Bible inspire me, especially certain passages in Psalms and Revelation that show us God's power and glory.

    Thanks for asking!
    Jen

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  23. Robyn,
    You inspire me too! Loving the haiku you've been posting on your blog. Makes me want to write some! Thanks for your kind words. You do know that you are a blessing too, right? A treasure for sure. xoxo

    Jen,
    We do need to use it to bless others! I agree. And you have been a blessing to me. So thankful we met through the blogosphere. Thanks so much for your kind words!

    Happy writing,
    Karen

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  24. Gratitude and responsibility make everything better.

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  25. Sandi,
    You are so right! :)
    Happy writing,
    Karen

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