Webster's dictionary defines inspiration as:
"The act or power of exercising an elevating or stimulating influence upon the intellect or emotions; the result of such influence which quickens or stimulates."
Whatever we find inspiring moves us. It causes us to think in ways we may not have previously considered, gives us ideas of things we want create or do, and moves us to a new level of thought about ourselves or the world.
In other words, things that inspire us cause us to become better human beings.
Those creative and uplifting feelings can come from so many sources.
Inspiring quotes, amazing stories, memorable words of wisdom, proverbs, sayings or affirmations can often leave me inspired.
We can be uplifted by the life around us, whether it be by a huge event, like a natural disaster or heroic tale, or the tiniest thing, like seeing a beautiful bird and hearing its song when you need it most.
Colors, sounds and nature can move us too - a beautiful sunset, children playing, a walk in the woods, or wildflowers on a hillside.
I am inspired by people working together for a common good, by seeing a kindness done, or by people who overcome great odds.
I hope that our collection of inspirational quotes, spiritual quotes, words of wisdom, inspiring stories and affirmations will inspire you, comfort you when you need it, get you thinking, or give you the odd chuckle.
If you have any quotes, inspiring and or humorous stories, affirmations or sayings, please use the form below to send them to me. I will be happy to add them to the collection for others to benefit from as well.
Feel free to browse and to copy out as many of these pearls of wisdom that you wish.
Sometimes we get the most inspiration, the best comfort or the greatest tips from each other. Your story could be just what someone else needs to get them going or put them back on track.
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