5:23 am. And Inspired.

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Good Wednesday morning.  (Wednesday seemed to come in a hurry this week.)  Here’s my selection of inspiring posts of the week.

The photo above was shared by Canadian Art Junkie in a post titled Paul Nicklen’s World Press Photo Winning Shot of penguins in Antarctica’s Ross Sea.  Be sure to check out Nicklen’s other nature shots in the post at this link.  (Very inspired.)

And here’s more Paul Nicklen inspiration.  DK at Lead.Learn.Live with his December 2012 share of Nicklen’s Ted Talk on The Fear Leopard Seal.  Yes, shameless self-promotion of my own share.  But come on people – not 1 like? This is one of the most inspiring nature talks/videos you will ever see.  It’s a longish 18-minute clip and you need to hang in until the end.  It will be worth your time.

S.L. Hoffman at Eagle-Eyed Editor with the post Top 10 books you don’t want to miss in your lifetime.  Tell me it ain’t so.  I haven’t read one book on this list.  And no, I haven’t read To Kill a Mockingbird.  Check out the link to see how many you’ve read.

Stephen Edwards @ Life Revelations with his post I Am More Cautious Now.  This post resonated with me as I “am” more cautious now.  “My world is much different now. I clearly see the errors of my youth. I find strength and contentment in the “little” things of life now. I am happiest when I get to sit by this fire and talk with good friends about what my heart feels. I live a quiet, simple life now. I try to do good to others. I covet the silence that living in the midst of the woods brings. However, most of all, I enjoy the returned smile of a complete stranger, I cherish the laughter of a child, I am in awe of the grandeur of life…”  Read the rest of Stephen’s inspiring post at this link.

And the Hump Day Inspiring Image of the Week comes to us from Laurie @ Pride in Photos with her post The Lemon Tree and Me.  That’s one her shots below. How can something so colorful and pretty tasty so nasty? Nothing like gnawing on a lemon for a wake-up call. Check out Laurie’s blog and her other great shots at this link.


Have a great Hump Day.


  1. Plan to check out all of these suggestions. Thanks!


  2. Thank you David…although I actually like sucking on lemons (had to do that before I’d sing back in the day, and it became a habit).


  3. Why doesn’t this surprise me?


  4. I always like your links. Thanks for sharing.



  5. Thank you for showcasing the Lemon Tree and Me post…it is always appreciated. Blessings!


  6. LaDona's Music Studio says:

    Ouch. I’ve only read 2 of those books – I was so sure that number would be higher (2 more are sitting on the shelf, but I’m thinking that doesn’t count…)

    And I loved the I am More Cautious post. Lots of wisdom there. Some of it is perfect for the moment.


  7. That was a cool one 🙂


  8. Thanks, David! Always happy to inspire. Now get thee to the library and start reading those books, young grasshopper! 😉


  9. petit4chocolatier says:

    Beautiful post!


  10. 😀



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