Inspirational message?????

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by upallnight, May 19, 2007.

  1. 1905

    1905 Well-Known Member

    Tommorow night(Sunday) I need to have some type of inspirational words, anywhere from a paragraph to a page. It can be quoted from someone, or whatever. My dragonboat team practices and at the halfway point, we stop rowing, and someone reads the "inspiration". It's my turn tomorrow. We are all a bunch of cancer survivors so it is usually about overcoming obstacles, or appreciating the day, smelling the roses, something inspirational along those lines. Does anyone know a website or know of anything good I can use? Thanks, Alyssa
  2. everywoman

    everywoman Active Member

    Whenever I am down and out, I repeat this to myself. It helps me know that hope exists---and if I sit still enough, I will hear it in my heart.

    Emily Dickinoson

    Hope is the thing with feathers
    That perches in the soul,
    And sings the tune--without the words,
    And never stops at all,

    And sweetest in the gale is heard;
    And sore must be the storm
    That could abash the little bird
    That kept so many warm.

    I've heard it in the chillest land,
    And on the strangest sea;
    Yet, never, in extremity,
    It asked a crumb of me.
  3. 1905

    1905 Well-Known Member

    Katmom, That's beautiful. Do you know the name of this poem? Thanks, Alyssa