The Intent of This Blog

This blog is intended to be a tool for the growth of whoever wants to use it. It is a daily journal intended to help us be more introspective. Every day I will do my best to supply a motivational quote, a Bible verse, a vocabulary word, and a personal message from myself. Use these if you like as motivation to improve yourself. Then, simply answer the daily questions provided honestly and see if it has an impact on your life. Zig Ziglar said, "If you don't have daily objectives, you qualify as a dreamer." Lets not be just dreamers but doers. Remember Martin Luther King Jr not only had a dream, he also had an objective. Thanks for reading, Jake

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Search for Inspiration

“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.” Richard Bach

But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners Christ died for us. Romans 5:8

Inspiration: “the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something” New Oxford American Dictionary

Everyday I sit down and take time to put together a blog that I hope is inspirational or motivational to someone. If just one person is affected by what I do I consider it a success. Most of us have probably heard the story of the little boy throwing star fish back into the ocean. A storm had washed thousands of them onto the beach. And here was this little boy, throwing them back into the ocean, one at a time. Saving all of them was an impossible task for one little boy, but he continued anyway. Logically someone came along, seeing the futility of the boys venture, asked why he was throwing the starfish back into the ocean when he couldn't possibly save all of them. After a quick toss, wiping the sweat from his brow, the boy simply responded, “It makes a difference to that one,” and continued. To put together my blogs I have to search for inspiration everyday; and if anything, it's made a huge difference in my life. This blog is not only intended to help my readers, but also for me. Everyday in my search for inspiration I find something that helps me become a more positive, more motivated person. And that's the point I want to make. I have no doubt, the search for inspiration could make a giant difference in peoples lives and in the world, if they simply looked for it. Because I know they'll find it. So I'm praying that you find inspiration in your life and I ask you to pray that I find inspiration in my life. With that in mind, lets try and live the most inspired lives we can, and see how it can change our lives and the lives of those around us. Let's search for ways we can inspire others, and see how it can inspire us. We're all like those starfish stranded on the beach. No, not everyone will be affected, but to everyone who is affected we can say, “It made a difference to that one.” Even if “that one” is us.

Daily Journaling Questions:
      1. How did I help someone in kindness today?
      2. What did I learn today?
      3. What am I thankful for?
      4. Who did I love today?
      5. What am I dreaming for?
      6. What about today do I want to remember forever?
      7. What are my goals for tomorrow?
Thanks for reading.

1 comment:

  1. What's inspiring you today? This may sound a little dumb, but I wrote the heart of this message a while back when I happened to be in the United Arab Emirates. Reading it and editing it reminded me where I was at the time and why I do this (writing the daily self growth journal). That was inspiring to me.