Collected random bits of inspiration I happen to like a lot. Enjoy! Feel free to add your own too.
— From an interview with Duff McKagan in Playboy:
Some people wake up in the morning and say “Ugh, I’ve got to do this or that today.” The secret to my success was to go from that to thinking, Today is another chance to do everything I want to do. I also realized nobody would do it for me…I began to think, what person haven’t I met, what conversation haven’t I had? Something as simple as that will change your outlook.
— Cholla, the horse that paints. I find his paintings moving because I feel I can see into his mind and how he views the world. From his perspective, the world is a beautiful place of life. That, and I just like horses.
Watch his video, he seems to really be thinking about what he’s creating. There’s a bit more thought than just slopping paint on a canvas.
Remember, just because he’s a horse and thinks differently than we do doesn’t mean he doesn’t think. He’s translating his thoughts into our language. He’s not a native speaker.
— I was introduced to the poem Our Deepest Fear in the feel-good, charming and powerful movie Akeelah and the Bee. Watch the movie, read the poem, do both in whatever order you choose. Like Red Bull for the soul.
Good enough for Nelson Mandela, good enough for me. [I’m being very cheeky. I am not comparing myself to Mandela in any way.]
— Someone sent me this video link a few years ago and I enjoy watching it every now and then. If you’ve got four minutes to spare, you could do a lot worse for your spirit.