Monday, June 16, 2014

Motivational Monday


I WANT US EACH TO BE AWAKE
TO OUR FULL POTENTIAL,
TO FIND OUR CALLING, 
AND TO SUMMON THE COURAGE TO LIVE IT.
IMAGINE A WORLD 
WHERE WE ALL LIFT OURSELVES UP,
AND THEN REACH OUT AND LIFT SOMEONE ELSE.
AND SO TOGETHER, WE RISE.
(Oprah Winfrey)

I can imagine that world…because I see it every day.

I see it every time I log on to my computer and read all of your blogs. Need help with a cover reveal, a book tour, a review? Need writing advice, encouragement? Need to rant, to weep? Need chocolate, cheese, wine? Someone is there. Always. 

For every person who is struggling, who is discouraged, who is confused, who is frustrated, a hand is ready to lift them. I've been lifted, and I hope I've done the same for others. 

Let's continue to help each other rise. 

32 comments:

  1. Yay!

    I love how supportive this blogging community is. They are the best.

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  2. Very true! I was on the receiving end of this recently, and it's hard to explain my gratitude. Bloggers are amazing :-)

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    1. It really is hard to explain. But it's such an amazing experience, isn't it? :)

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  3. We really all do that in the blog world don't we? I have noticed this as well. Everyone is there for one another and so supportive of one another. It's really heartwarming to see :-)

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  4. I couldn't say it better than you have. So true of the online writing community.

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    1. Thanks, Susan. And aren't Oprah's words wonderful?

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  5. Absolutely! Beautifully said. We can learn all we need here, too.

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  6. That is SO true! I tried Blogger in 2008, when MySpace's blogging community started going bad. I didn't find much of a community here. I lost interest after a while. When I came back earlier this year and found the group that had gathered thanks to Alex, I was amazed. Now I see that he's gathered something similar to what MySpace had.

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    1. Sometimes it takes a few tries to find your people. But when you do, it's amazing!

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  7. So true! It's why I keep hanging around Blogger even though blogging takes time, and whenever I get to a post where someone has not yet disabled captcha I think "Grrr, I don't have time for this!" But I always manage to find the time for blogging because of these very reasons. It's my writing community.

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    1. Blogging definitely does take time. And I hear you on Captcha, although I'm coming across less of them - thankfully! :)

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  8. I have to say, the blogging community really is a community. Not just a bunch of random people out there shouting, but supporting when things are going good or bad. What a wonderful thing!

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    1. It really is! I don't spend much time on other social media so I don't know if it's similar to blogging re communities or if it's more "random people out there shouting."

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  9. I love coming here on Mondays. This is another fantastic quote. It's great to have these motivational thoughts to keep us on track with our own goals. Thanks so much for sharing. I'm going to write this one down :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Leigh! I get as much inspiration and motivation from these quotes as you all do. :)

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  10. You've definitely lifted me up on more than one occasion. Love your Motivational Mondays. :)

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  11. Yay! And you even mentioned cheese. *warm fuzzies* I don't think there's much better than this amazing writing community, and I'm so glad we've met because of it. You rock!

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    1. Thanks so much, Crystal. And you know I mentioned cheese just for you, right? :)

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  12. Love that quote from Oprah Winfrey. I think she is one of the most inspiring women! And love this blogging community as well! It is amazing how everyone lifts, encourages, and celebrates together. I'm thankful for all the wonderful and inspiring people I've met in the past few months, especially you! :)

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  13. Encouragement never goes astray. We all need it, therefore we should all give ti to others. I feel motivated now Madeline, even though its Saturday. Thanks.

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