Friday, March 20, 2009


I have started writing this blog so many times that I have lost count. Over and over again I have deleted lines, topics and paragraphs trying to come up with something that may be of interest to anyone who might take the time to read it. Yet here I sit, with a perfectly blank page before me.

Taking a break when nothing brilliant seemed forthcoming, I went through my emails. On most days, unless the person is my friend, family, or the topic is of interest, I delete many emails that come through my inbox. Between work, family, obligations, and a hope of writing, I simply don’t have the time to read everything that comes through cyberspace. Today however, something did catch my eye, just as I was highlighting the bar, getting ready to delete it. For some reason, I stopped before actually sending it to the trash bin. Instead, I clicked to open it.

The email opened and the message simply said,

A little inspiration for your day… now go write.

Whatever could that mean? Well, if nothing else it had my attention, so I figured I would at least open the attachment. What I found left me not only filled with a gentle peace, but with gratitude and certainly some needed inspiration.

I sincerely hope readers of this post will forgive me for not writing a blog of my own words but for passing along a little inspiration for your day… I could never attempt to describe or rephrase what I saw and heard from this clip, nor would I want to. I was so touched by the message of one of my favorite speakers as he appeared on the screen and I wanted you to hear the same message as I heard it.

May I ask you to please watch this clip in hope that you too will feel gratitude, peace, and inspiration. May you feel uplifted and blessed in your efforts to create.


Jennie said...

Jeri, thank you. I've been awfully discouraged lately and have wondered if it is time for me to stop writing. It seems there are so many other things on my plate, I have no time to be creative. That little clip was the encouragement I needed to continue sandwiching small moments of creativity into my life without feeling so guilty for doing so.

Valerie said...

Wow. Fabulous, Jeri. And a generous and discerning spirit is another aspect of creativity we don't often recognize or acknowledge. Big hugs to you.

Cheri J. Crane said...

Wonderful blog, Jeri. =)And just the boost I needed today. Thank you for sharing.

Nancy Campbell Allen said...

Gave me chills, Jeri. That was very timely for a lot of us, sounds like.

Hugs, and thanks.

Anna Buttimore said...

Wow. We need to come back to that, again and again. Thanks so much for posting it, Jeri.

Gale Sears said...

Such a beautiful reminder.
Thank you, Jeri.
I too have been feeling down because nothing seems to be going well with my writing efforts. Your inspiration was just what many of us needed--especially me.

Michele Ashman Bell said...

This discouragement is contagious I guess because I too have been feeling greatly frustrated with my writing. Thank you for this wonderful post!