I like the idea of Inspiration Monday.
Monday’s often get the short end of the stick
But they are fraught with potential!
Welcome to Inspire Me Monday – a place to share your creative inspirations, sharpen your creative vision, and showcase your creative talents!
Each week, I invite you to inspire others and nurture your creative spirit by joining our Creative Blog Hop! The details and the link list are provided at the end of this post.
After the party, keep the inspiration flowing – subscribe to my:
What’s Inspiring You This Week?
This Week, I’m Inspired By…
People who make a difference in other people’s lives!
Nicole Marie Weaver
Website: Nicole Weaver
Teacher & Author
My Birthday Is September Eleven And Other Short Stories
When you’re 10 years old and you find yourself in a foreign country where you don’t speak the native language – you’re in for a difficult time. That’s the challenge that Nicole Weaver faced when her family moved from Port Au Prince, Haiti to New York. Because she did not fit in, she was cruelly bullied and tormented mercilessly by her classmates. At one point, things got so bad, she contemplated suicide.
Instead, she chose a different path. She began to read with the dictionary by her side and within 6 months, learned English so well that she won the school’s spelling bee. She became fluent in four languages – Creole, French, Spanish, and English.
Today, she is a middle-school teacher who educates her students on the damage that name-calling and bullying cause. She is also became a best-selling Amazon children’s author who has written four books! One of them, My Birthday is September Eleven And Other Short Stories, inspires her young readers to learn this important lesson: we are created to help others.
Thank you, Nicole, for being such a wonderful role model – we’re proud that you’re a part of the Inspire Me Monday community!
Pamela J. Kuhn
Website: A Sheltering Tree
Author, Speaker, Bible Teacher
Thorn Bush Sheltering
In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out.
It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being.
We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
This week, I was deeply moved by Pamela Kuhn’s article, “Thorn Bush Sheltering”. In this article, Pamela writes about how difficult being compassionate can be. She reminds us how the frustrations of life can make people “prickly”, and reminds us that it’s not just the pleasant people who are deserving of our kindness and compassion. “Prickly” people – the people we’re most likely to avoid – are the ones who need it the most.
I encourage you to read Pamela’s article and to explore her blog – she is a true inspiration and blessing to us!
Inspire Me Monday #3 – Week Of January 23, 2012
Now it’s time to share your inspirations! You can participate in our Creative Blog Hop in the following ways:
1) Share “What’s Inspiring You” by creating your own Inspire Me Monday post! You can include any creative challenges you’ve discovered – any books or quotes you love – any bloggers who have inspired you – anything that has inspired you and will inspire us too!
2) Share your creative projects with us! You’re welcome to link up your Arts & Crafts projects – your Recipes – your DIY, Home Décor and Organizational Ideas – your original Writing, Music & Photography – you get the idea!
3) Visit the participants – share some comment love – let them know what’s inspired you!
When you link up, be sure to include the Inspire Me Monday button and link back to this post on all of your entries so that your readers can join the fun! Also, be sure to link directly to your Inspire Me Monday Posts and Creations using the permalink to the individual posts – not your blog’s home page URL – so that participants can easily find and comment on your creations!
The party will remain open all week so have fun sharing – inspire me with your comments – and please, be social and spread the word!