4:22 am. And Inspired.

sunrise in the woods

Good Wednesday morning. Here we go on my ride of inspiring posts of the week:

  1. LouAnn @ On The Home Front with her post titled Remembering June:  “  Remember June when you were a kid? It was warm outside and the last thing you wanted to do was sit in a classroom.  Yet, you had to endure exams even if you wanted to be playing baseball, or skipping rope, or just doing nothing. Remember when exams were over, and it seemed silly to still be in school? ....Read more of this nostalgic post at this link.
  2. Sandy Sue @ A Mind Divided with her post Finding the Rhythm: “…We become mesmerized by the details of our lives, by our hardships, by our opinions and beliefs.  Our minds race to find evidence to shore up our convictions.  We suffer and claim the suffering of others.  But we can feel it, the offness of it.  We are out of sync, forcing a rhythm that is not ours.  We pile on more tasks, enlarge our circle of worry, to distract us from the discomfort.  It doesn’t occur to us to stop.  We slide over that notion, because to stop would be too painful.  To stop would threaten all we believe about ourselves and the world.  To stop might invite change…”  Read more of this wonderful post @ this link.
  3. Ray @ A Simple, Village Undertaker with his post: Point – Dad:  “…A teenage boy had just passed his driving test and inquired of his father as to when they could discuss his use of the car.  His father said he’d make a deal with his son: “You bring your grades up from a C to a B average, study your Bible, and get your hair cut. Then we’ll talk about the car.””  If you are a Parent, you’ll enjoy the rest of this story at this link.
  4. Michael Wade @ Execupundit.com with his post The Not-So-Shallow Ike: “…And yet one of the amusements of the intellectuals in the Fifties and Sixties was to depict him (Dwight Eisenhower) as a clueless duffer, at home on a golf course and incapable of any heavy mental heavy-lifting. It is nice to see that he is now getting the praise and recognition he deserves… Read why at this link.
  5. Dennis @ The Winter Bites My Bones with his poem Sacrifice:

“The beauty of ballet
is not found in the graceful plié
nor the elegance of a perfect glissade;
it is in the twisted, broken toes of the dancer;
the slipper full of blood.
The exquisiteness of life
is not in the gathering of fame and riches,
but rather, like the danseur lifting the ballerina,
it is found in the painful sacrifice of self
that lifts another heavenward
toward the dazzling stars…Read more at this link.

Have a good day.


Credits: Sunrise photograph from cannonkangaroo.tumblr.com.  Flamingo photograph by szeke via Mme Scherzo


  1. Good morning pal..coffee and Wednesday’s recommendations – a perfect start to the day.


  2. OyiaBrown says:

    Reblogged this on Oyia Brown.


  3. As always the best recommendations (: Even though I liked all of them but my favorite one is, “The Not-So-Shallow Ike”


  4. Thanks for the recommendations. Love the flamingo pic.


  5. Thank you for the mention, David. Always an honor…..Ray


  6. I am honoured to be among the chosen this week — thank you for featuring me on your blog–one of my new favourites


  7. Thanks for adding me to your list this week, David. I’m grateful and touched. Especially since you came to mind while I wrote it.


  8. Beautiful photos. Thanks for the blogging links.


  9. Thanks for the wonderful links.



  10. Those flamingos are amazingly beautiful! Thank you for the recommendations David


  11. David, my belated thanks for sharing a link to my poem, “Sacrifice” You might be pleased to know that this poem was picked up yesterday by the New Yorker magazine for future publication. Thank you for sharing it with your devoted readers. ~Dennis


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