The Gift of Inspirational Words

I love Alayne Kay Christian’s idea of “giving the gift of inspirational and touching words” to blog readers. She is doing this for a contest; however, we should make this a regular feature in our kidlit community, don’t you think?

My journal

My journal

While looking for an appropriate quote, I revisited my journal, one where I had saved quotes and pictures and cartoons over the years. I had not looked at it for many years, and I really enjoyed myself. I should do it more often.
In the end I decided to go with two quotes that I have had hung up for years. But because they have been hung up, they have sort of blended into the landscape. Yesterday I read them with fresh eyes.
Both quotes have to do with the topic “Believe”. “Believe” is something especially relevant to my life right now, as I have been really struggling with my writing since September. Last week’s five rejections in three days didn’t help…
And so I present to you my two inspirational quotes. I hope you like them as much as I do.


When you come to the edge of all that you know, you must believe one of two things:

There will be earth to stand on,
or you will be given wings to fly.

Author unknown


Come to the edge.
No, we will fall.

Come to the edge.
No, we will fall.

They came to the edge.
He pushed them, and they flew.

Guillaime Apollinaire


I look forward to reading the other inspirational quotes. Perhaps I will find several to add to my journal.
I encourage you to take a look at the quotes too. Maybe you will find something that you needed today.
And if you want to enter the contest, it is open until December 25.

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