Wednesday, June 16, 2010

For-the-time-being-unnamed Weekly Feature

Blog status: Ella is feeling inspired

I’d like to start a weekly feature on my blog, but I’m at a bit of a loss as to what to call it. The premise of this feature will be inspiration but “Inspirational Wednesdays” just doesn’t have the effect I’m looking for.

One thing that most people don’t know about me is that I love inspirational quotes and sayings. So much so that I have an entire notebook filled with everything from song lyrics to famous quotes to biblical scriptures. I hear something I find inspiring and, presuming I can remember it, I write it down somewhere. Over the years this book has become a sort of safety blanket for me because all I have to do is flip through the pages and without fail I end up feeling different. In a perfect world the quotes would be organized by category or at least chronologically, but nope. In fact I actually started it by writing quotes down on the back pages of a notebook I used to use for school.

About 20 minutes ago I was busy working on a project here at work, when my iPod chose to play one of the most inspirational songs I know. This song is also the only music video I have downloaded onto my iPod, which I promptly also had to watch. This is where the idea for this post popped into my head.

Everyone, go Google the official music video for Nickelback’s “If Everyone Cared” .. I promise you, you will be inspired! If it catches me at the right moment, I’ve even been known to have tears in my eyes by the end.

Every week I’m going to post an inspirational quote to share with all of you. There may be a story or explanation behind it, or there may not be.

I leave you all with the first inspirational quote:

“If everyone cared and nobody cried
If everyone loved and nobody lied
If everyone shared and swallowed their pride
Then we’d see the day when nobody died”

- Nickelback, “If Everyone Cared”


  1. Wow. I never realized how deep those lyrics are. I love this idea! I can't wait to read more :)

  2. Yey, another quote collector (I invented that phrase to justify my obsessive quote jotting). I applaud your idea I mean everyone needs inspiration from time to time.