sign 1I had a rough day yesterday with lots of stomach issues, which serve as a reminder of what I am dealing with. It can get me down sometimes, but I try to push through. People often ask me where I derive inspiration. Below is my top ten inspiration list.

10. Books: If you all recall, I listed my top ten inspirational books here.

9. Friends: My blog doesn’t give me a good way to reply to your blog comments, but I read them all and derive strength from them.

8. Quotes: I am adding an “Inspiration Store,” to the top of the blog header. I want to highlight the very cool quotes and sayings that my wife sells as part of her Uppercase Living collection. Their motto is, “Live a Life Inspired,” and that is what both of us are trying to do each day.

  1. Film: In an upcoming post I will list my top ten movies. When you have a lot of time to keep your mind busy, you can watch a lot of movies.
  1. Poetry: I can’t get enough Rumi, Rilke and Whitman. Poetry is easily consumable and in short pieces which is good for my ADD.
  1. YouTube Videos: Watch this video.
  1. Writing: I love to write. As I mentioned, I am working on a book, and I love to write this blog.
  1. Silence and Meditation: I’ve been a meditation guy for over a decade. I love to just sit in total contemplation. I’m not looking to gain anything beyond peace.
  1. Nature: Wild places provide the right kind of solitude for the soul.
  1. Family: My wife, children, mom, brother, sister, and in-laws have been my strength. I rely on them to not only function, but to thrive.



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One Thought on “Inspiration

  1. Vicky Taylor on April 2, 2015 at 5:36 pm said:

    I look forward to each and every one of your blog posts Jim. I feel blessed to have been able to get to know you through those posts. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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