Monday, January 28, 2013

Inspiration Monday


"Keep your face always to the sunshine." Walt Whitman

This is only a partial quote, but for me it's the most powerful part. So inspiring in fact, that I just might tattoo it on my body. Just kidding.

But seriously, I am drawn to the sun. Both as it rises and it sets, because oftentimes, it's hard to tell the difference.
My thirst for the sun is physical. It warms, energizes, and uplifts me.
It's also psychological--without it I get easily depressed, grumpy, moody. (Just ask Mr. Humphries)
And it's also metaphorical--representing hope, positivity, power.

Too bad it snowed in Las Vegas today! Yeah, that's like Hell freezing over.

Regardless, I think no matter where we are in the world (Russia like Mara Rae, or on an island near Western Canada like Emily King, or at the bottom of the Rocky Mountains like Peggy Eddleman) there is always some sunlight to be seen. Even if it's only the metaphorical kind :).

Where are you finding your sunshine today?

18 comments:

  1. From my email inbox. Sometimes reading the love and praise from positive emails is enough to get me through the day, no matter who they're from. :)

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  2. I finally saw a patch of blue sky today after a week of smog, you have no idea how happy that made me. I keep telling my hubby we need to move someplace warm.

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  3. I SO need sunshine, too! I was just thinking how much I would DIE if I lived in Alaska, where they only have a couple hours of daylight in the winter. I'm not just talking metaphorically dying-- I think I would physically die. And we definitely haven't had nearly enough sunshine here lately! (Or temperatures out of the single digits, for that matter.)

    Today, I'm finding sunshine in the fact that I get to be on a panel with my favorite author of all time. I'm bursting with sunshine!

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  4. Love the inspiration. Especially since there is no sun today. At least it's not freezing for a change.

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  5. "You are my sunshine. My only sunshine. You make me hap-py when skies are gray..."

    Seriously, you're my only sunshine today. It's January in Ohio. ;)

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  6. It was 75 and sunny here today. You should come visit :)

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  7. I'm in Jamaica so sunshine isn't hard to find. But it was rather overcast which does happen in January.

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  8. OMG I was mentioned on your blog!! So exciting. Also, I have an aptly named SAD lamp on my desk now so I'm getting my "sun" somehow :P That and in the form of little vitamin D capsules :D

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  9. I have to get metaphorical sunshine right now. ;) But I have to admit that too much sun gives me a headache and I get cranky. Haha. Don't get me wrong. I really enjoy a warm summer day. I just can't stand it beating down on me all the time like it did when I lived in Phoenix.

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  10. It snowed in VEGAS? Wow. I have a hard time in Utah winters (I get a little bit depressed), so I'm kinda sad we had to postpone our move to Vegas AGAIN. Sigh. But I'm finding sunshine in my current writing, and in the delight I find in the craziness of X-files.

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  11. Not much sun here this time of year I'm afraid. I'm starting to go cray-cray!

    You are such a ray of sunshine, my friend. :)

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  12. what a bright, warming post! love sun in the winter time, makes the cold less dreary!

    and i cant believe hell froze! what vows came true that day!?!

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  13. Great quote:) I find Whitman's optimism inspiring and unique:)

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  14. Amen.

    I can't wait for summer. Literally and metaphorically!

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  15. I'm glad I'm not the only one that gets depressed when the sun doesn't shine. That happens too much this time of year around here. But, you're right - the metaphorical kind is always available if we'll only look for it. Today it comes from my 3 year old and her constant snuggles. :)

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  16. Today my sunshine is in my sweatpants, which seems like a ridiculous thing to day, but I've been running every day since a week before my Chicago trip and today I refused to go anywhere that didn't involve getting the kiddos to and from school, lol. So yes. My fleecy sweatpants were my happy place today ;-)

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  17. My hubby gets depressed when there's no sun. Me? I love me some overcast sky. Preferably with lots of wind.

    No sun here right now. Rain and tornado threats all last night.

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