Wednesday, December 3, 2014

IWSG: Monthly Inspiration / Wattpad Wednesdays: Reborn Chapter 14

IWSG was created by the Captain Ninja Alex J. Cavanaugh. For a list of participants, click here. Today's co-hosts are Heather Gardner, T. Drecker at Kidbits, Eva E. Solar at Lilicasplace, and Patsy Collins.
Happy Wednesday! Wow, I can't believe this is the last IWSG post this year!

The past couple years my good friend Aubrie has sent me a calendar called The Art of Success. It has a pretty picture each month, but best of all, I love the monthly quotes. They've been a source of inspiration for me throughout the year, so I'd like share the quotes of 2014's The Art of Success calendar.

January
Insight
"Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it." - J. Petit Senn

February
Legacy
"A falling drop at last will carve a stone." - Lucretius

March
Success
"Success is a journey, not a destination." - Ben Sweetland

April
Preparation
"Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up." - Robert Frost

May
Inspiration
"Shrouded in wonder, today we begin again, to discover our destiny." - Garth Catterhall Heart

June
Growth
"Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together." - Vincent Van Gogh

July
Courage
"The man of wisdom is never of two minds; the man of benevolence never worries; the man of courage is never afraid." Confucius

August
Compassion
"yet taught by time, my heart has learned to glow for other's good, and melt at other's woe." - Homer

September
Direction
"We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails." - Dolly Parton

October
Rejuvenate
"Take rest; a field that has rested gives a beautiful crop." - Anonymous

November
Limitations
"The only way to finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.' Arthur C. Clarke

December
Ambition
"It is better to fall short of a high mark than to reach a low one." - H.C. Payne

What has inspired you this year?

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32 comments:

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Great calendar. The March quote is exactly the reminder I need right now.

Tamara Narayan said...

I like the April quote best. Sounds like a good idea for a short story.

Loni Townsend said...

September is my favorite. It's how I like to view life.

Sounds like it's been a great year. Best of luck on the pre-sale!

Morgan said...

Cherie, this was PERFECT. I love the quotes. Thank you!

Cathrina Constantine said...

Like everyone else, I love quotes. Thank you Cherie!!!

cleemckenzie said...

I loved, "Success is a journey, not a destination."

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Those were some great quotes!
Everyone here has inspired me this year.

Sarah Ahiers said...

holy crap, it didn't even occur to me that this is the last IWSG post of 2014. The year went super fast

SA Larsenッ said...

Love the quotes! And me, too ... I didn't even realize this was the last #ISWG post for 2014.

Chemist Ken said...

What's inspired me is all my writer friends who have published this year. Give me a goal to shoot for.

M Pax said...

Those are really inspiring quotes. A lovely gift that keeps on giving.

Now that I've given in to the darkside, I will definitely preorder Foxwick for my new Kindle. :)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I love the quote for March.

Murees Dupé said...

Having such great quotes would be inspirational. The blogging community keeps on inspiring me.

Christine Rains said...

That's an awesome calendar. And I have to keep reminding myself of that last one. It is better to fall short of a high mark than to reach a low one. You always set the bar high for yourself. That's an inspiration to me! :)

Patricia Lynne said...

I like October because it says I should nap. ;)

Sarah Foster said...

Wonderful quotes. Thanks for sharing!

E.E. Giorgi said...

oh, that's a wonderful and inspiring calendar to have! :-)

Cathy Keaton said...

I like the February and March quotes. Funny to think that enough water drops can carve up a stone, even if it takes millennia. Still, it works!

Leandra Wallace said...

I did not expect to see a Dolly Parton quote in there, lol! What a neat gift from a friend. Words are powerful!

DMS said...

I love these quotes! I especially love September and December! Such wise words. :) Thanks for sharing and inspiring us.
~Jess

dolorah said...

I love inspirational quotes. Thanks for sharing Cherie.

emaginette said...

What a wonderful collection of inspiration :-)

Anna from Shout with Emaginette

Ninja Girl said...

I loved all of the quotes :). December's really struck me, but they were all very good. Hope you have a great holiday!
Ninja Girl

Lexa Cain said...

That calendar sure beats the learn-a-new-word-every-day one. We all can use as much inspiration as we can get. :)

Gina Stoneheart said...

I love this, Cherie. It's nice to be reminded of such inspiring words, especially words like "legacy." I loved the quote and I think it's desperately needed in this day and age. Instead of everyone having so much hatred and anger toward one another, we should all be leaving little drops of our legacy so we can make this world a better and more creative place.

Stephanie Faris said...

I'll check into this. I love inspirational quotes and I'm always looking for a great calendar!

Chrys Fey said...

I'm a sucker for a good quote and I loved all of those. Thanks for sharing!

Tammy Theriault said...

I, too, am a fan for quotes. doesn't mean I apply them but they make me feel good and say ah-ha!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Beautiful quotes! Much of my writing this year has been inspired by books I've read, conversations I've had, and blog posts I've read in which authors share their goals - like your posts! :)

Vanessa Morgan said...

I love all these quotes. Just perfect.

Medeia Sharif said...

That's a wonderful calendar. I love December's word, since that's what I'm feeling.

Heather Holden said...

Wow, so many great quotes! The one listed for May is especially lovely... :)