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Monday 7 March 2011


From what I've been reading in my comments recently, I am not the only one going through a bit of a barren patch  when it comes to writing blog posts.


"The action or power of moving the intellect or emotions;
Any stimulus to creative thought or action.
A prompting of something to be written or said;
The quality or state of being inspired."

Does that help you at all? Nope?  Me neither!

Inspiration can come to us in many forms, from the people around us and their own inspirational creations, like books, music and art, or even in their regular expressions of words, deeds and action.

It can come to us from the world around us, especially in nature.  Or it can come in the form of a sudden, brilliant idea (I tend not to have too many of those!! LOL!) or realization.

You know how I love quotations of any kind, so I thought it would be nice to have one for the start of the week.

“All that is gold does not glitter,
not all those who wander are lost.
The old that is strong does not wither,
deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
a light from the shadows shall spring.
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
the crownless again shall be king.”

-J.R.R. Tolkien

Let's hope that we all find inspiration for our blog posts over the coming days and weeks!


Bethe77 said...

I really enjoyed reading your blog about inspiritation. It makes me nervous writing this blog thinking about not having anything to say or any inspiritation. Yet I do know that happens. I think everything you share with us Thisisme is inspiritational. I love your quote!
I guess tha is why i got into the different challenges so that I would have something to write about. What scares me is what if I didnt have them. The what would I write.
Thank you for always stopping by and visitng. I love reading your comments. They brighten my day so very much. Yes! Im feeling much better thank you; and you?
Im looking forward to a very busy week ahead. I had to reschedule all my work I missed last week for this week. So... much work ahead. Im already looking forward to the weekend.
Pray you have a blessed week

Belle said...

Ahh... yes. I have no idea what I will write about tomorrow. Sometimes I have three or four posts saved on draft, other times nothing. I've decided not to worry about it and just post if something comes to mind. So far - nada, so you may not hear from me tomorrow.

Don't worry, something will come. Hey, I just thought of something. I think I will post my five favorite books. What do you think? Would you like to do that too? Or have you already done that? I was going to go to bed, but I now have to decide which books I'll include!

Claudia Moser said...

Very nice, so now we have something in common for each Monday :) quote day!

flowers on my table said...

Lovely post. I particularly like the 2nd quotation.Thankyou for your lovely comments. Have a really lovely week. Love Linda x

BB said...

That post in itself was inspiring. Even when you just put up pictures they are inspiring. Love that lonely branch on the shore pic. Great!Hugs!!

Shady Del Knight said...

Just share yourself as if you were emailing a friend, Thisisme. Blogging is more about building and maintaining quality relationships than anything else. Nobody expects you to have a brilliant new idea every day. To me the best part of operating a blog is the opportunity to connect with people that I care about on a daily basis, to give and receive friendship and love. All the rest is icing on the cake.

Rebecca said...

you may not think you have inspiration but this post was amazing thank you

Linda O'Connell said...

Hi! I just found your blog and really like it. Donna passed on your award to me. Your photos are incredibly beautiful. Someone asked me how I can blog nearly everyday, and I say, How can I not? I write from my heart. I signed on as a follower, please sign on to follow me too

SkippyMom said...

My blog roll is titled "My daily inspirations" because all the people on it inspire me everyday [present company included :)]
I guess sometimes I am lucky because I find the most mundane things interesting/funny and I share. I dont' worry too much if anyone else does. giggle.
Have a wonderful week This.

colenic said...

I love this picture...and I love the words that you write..
Thank you for inspiring me in so many ways!!

Lyndylou said...

I think we all need inspiration at one time or another. Take it from me, your blog is definitely not boring, it's just lovely :)

Southhamsdarling said...

Bethe77 - thank you for your nice comments. I am glad that you are feeling better, but please don't go overdoing things this week - otherwise you'll be back where you started!!

Belle - see! you got a real inspiration there with your five favourite books. Brilliant! I shall look forward to reading the post. Seriously, I am not going to worry about posting, especially every day. I shall just post when I have something to say. As everyone keeps saying, this is supposed to be fun!!

Claudia - I didn't realize that you did a quote on Mondays. I shall pop on over to your blog to have a look in a minute!

flowers on my table - I'm glad you liked the second quotation, and thanks for popping over.

Bouncin'Barb - glad you were inspired! Yes, that photo is good, isn't it? Are you getting excited about meeting up with SkippyMom very soon? Won't that be wonderful!

Shady - you are right, of course. It is all about the lovely new friends that we have made, and are making with our blogging adventure. I shall remember that bit about just write as if you were writing an e-mail to friends!

Becca - why thank you dear friend!

Linda - thank you so much for dropping into my blog, and for becoming a follower. I look forward to hearing more about you and will pop over to your blog shortly.

SkippyMom - Thank you for making me smile today, and I hope the trip went well.

colenic - thank you so much. We are very lucky with the blogging friends that we have, aren't we?!

lyndylou - thank you so much for those kind words. (Trouble is, I haven't got a Holly at home to give me ideas!!).

LindyLouMac said...

Thanks for your inspiration encouragement.

Chatty Crone said...

I enjoyed your Monday inspirations. And I did get Chatty at her desk - lol - on my blog! Thanks for remembering me.


Southhamsdarling said...

LindyLouMac - my pleasure!

Chatty - Yes, I've seen the photo - it's great! Thanks again for joining in.

Unknown said...

If I waited to be inspired by brilliant thoughts I would probably post once a year! And that isn't much of a blog. Thank you for visiting and commenting even though I often write about ordinary things. I am always delighted by my visits here. Even when your posts are brief, they are usually uplifting, insightful or entertaining.

Southhamsdarling said...

kneesandpaws - I always enjoy visiting your blog and, sometimes, it's nice to read about ordinary things. I'm so glad that you enjoy visiting my blog, and thank you for your kind comments.

One Woman's Thoughts said...

Sometimes we have so much to write about that we can't imagine what to choose.

Looking into our hearts . . . that is where the ink flows from.

On My Soapbox said...

Things that inspire my blog posts are anything and everything. It could be something I saw, something I did, something I learned, or just something I need to get off my chest. Other times, I am on a roll and will write a few blog posts for future use. It really comes in handy if I'm having a busy or uninspired week.

I always like your quotes!