Monday, August 9, 2010

Where Does Inspiration Come From?

Inspiration shows up in strange places and most times exactly when I need it. Funny how that works, but it's no coincidence.

When you step on the path to fulfill your life's purpose it's filled with road blocks and detours. (I hear the grumbling now. There is a purpose for each and every one of you.) What keeps you going when all you really want to do is sit on the sidelines and watch? That just made me think of something. David Lee Roth once said there are three kinds of people in the world. The kind that make things happen, the kind that watch things happen, and the kind that wonder, "what happened?" Which one are you?

I try to make things happen. We've only got one go round here on this earth. I want it to be the best it could be. Where do I find the inspiration? It comes in the form of a gift handed to me the day after I've declared I'm quitting this writing thing because it's too hard to get published. (Not quitting, BTW.) It comes from watching someone with way more adversity in their lives accomplish more than I have done or when someone says to me, "you inspired me to pursue my dreams." My husband inspires me and my children inspire me. And I can't forget inspiration comes from watching the movie "Rudy." Go Rudy!!

Share with us here the things that keep you going. It may be a person, or a song, or your faith. Who knows, you may put down the words that inspire others. Wouldn't that be inspirational?

Talk to you later...


  1. Writing inspiration comes from anywhere and everywhere. I was inspired in church the other day during the gospel reading. I'm ashamed to say my mind started wandering with a new story idea that was sparked by the reading. Then I came home and the kids turned on a tv show on the history channel that was talking about the exact idea I had. I thought, wow this must be fate. I need to write this.

  2. There are no coincidences!!! You need to write that story!

  3. I agree--the least expected place will garner some writing seed. I came home from my cottage i PA today and, among the first things I did, I scooped the litter box in the laundry/storage room section of my basement. Then I looked at the area, which is in need of serious cleaning/organizing attention and realized I need to rethink how I'm going to get this done before school starts in September. Next thing you know, I'm writing a blog about rethinking how I'm going to get this done--check it out later this week and find out where inspiration took me, lol!

    Joanna Aislinn
    The Wild Rose Press