A Dish of Inspiration

I found this poem below while cleaning out old college files this weekend.

Beyond being inspired by it once again, I was delighted when something dawned on me: I really took this advice to heart years ago and have been tapping my foot to its beat ever since.

Back then, my mom used to leave these messages from the universe on my bed, so I’m sure this came from her. Thanks mom! I love you. You and Dad have really made me who I am today.

Hope it inspires!

(There was no title and no author tagged, so I’m unable to give credit where it’s due.)

* I took this photo at sunrise at my family’s property in Wisconsin. Found it inspiring, too.


If there were ever a time to dare, to make a difference, to embark on something worth doing, it is now.

Not for any grand cause, necessarily, but for something that tugs at your heart, something that’s your inspiration, something that’s your dream.

You owe it to yourself to make your days here count.


Have fun.

Dig deep.


Dream big.


Know, though, that things worth doing seldom come easy.

There will be good days.

And there will be bad days.

There will be times when

you want to turn around,

pack it up,

and call it quits.

Those times tell you

that you’re pushing yourself, that you are not afraid to learn by trying.




Because with an idea,


and the right tools,

you can do great things.

Let your instincts,

your intellect,

and your heart guide you.




Believe in the incredible

power of the human mind.

Of something that makes a difference.

Of working hard.

Of laughing and hoping.

Of lazy afternoons.

Of lasting friends.

Of all the things that will

cross your path this year.


The start of something new

brings you hope of something great.

Anything is possible.

There is only one you.

And you will pass this way only once.

Do it right.

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