Little Bits of Inspiration #8

Recently, I have started keeping a list of posts that inspire me so that I have content all ready to go for my monthly installment of Little Bits of Inspiration. These are so many fabulous writers out there in blogland and other wonderful bits of inspiration that I have found. My list has grown quite long, but I am still only going to share 5 (well, because I think more than 5 is more than most are willing to read) so some of these may date back a month or two. But I think it is fun to revisit old posts anyway…especially the ones that contain so much inspiration! So here are the things that have inspired me lately…

1. We Still Write Love Notes posted back in June by Della Devoted.

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I love this post by Della which offers one little way to nurture your marriage and it is such a tiny and easy thing to do. “Take time today to show your spouse that you love them. Love notes are easy and they only take a second to write. Who knows, it could start a spark in your marriage and get it going again.”

2. Ankita of Makeup, Style and Sugar wrote this brilliant post back in February (on Valentine’s Day actually), Grunge Valentine’s Day: Love Yourself First.

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Although Ankita has addressed her post to all those single girls out there, her message is a powerful and important one for all all of us. “And since you aren’t going to spend as much of your time with your partner, your family, your friends, as much you will spend with yourself. Learn to make friends with yourself first, love & embrace your demons, talk to yourself more, try knowing yourself better, believe in yourself and always, ALWAYS have your back!”

3. Debbie of Fashion Fairy Dust always inspires me. Her post Lace Duster & Fringe Sandals from back in June suggests “just because a piece is meant to be one thing that doesn’t mean that it can’t be something else entirely. just because a piece is meant to be one thing that doesn’t mean that it can’t be something else entirely.”

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So if you are not feeling inspired by what’s in your closet, try to look at it a bit differently. And check out Debbie’s blog for other outfit inspirations and all around wonderful life tips!

4. The fabulous girls over at Pumps and Pushups recommended three great Instant Mood Boosters for those days “where nothing seems to go right, everyone says the wrong thing and you just feel totally, blah.”

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So if you need a little help getting out of your funk, check out what they had to say!

5. Susan at un femme d’un certain age wrote this brilliant post about positive body image, Thinking About: The Good Enough Body.

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Susan discusses coming to terms with her body post-menopause, loving it, and finding her style, “I’ll always be short and “sturdy” (no amount of weight loss will add inches of height or make my broad shoulders narrower) and my first post-menopause decade has further softened my contours. I don’t say this out of disparagement or looking for reassurance, but rather because with acceptance comes freedom from chasing a phantom. I’m still figuring out how to best balance dressing this physical form with expressing my style, but I’m no longer pining for a completely different body.” Such a beautiful, powerful message!

Those are just some of the things that have been inspiring me lately. What inspires you?

Feeling inspired on the edge,

Shelbee

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I am a 40 something Army wife and stay-at-home mother of 2 boys and 2 cats named Dave and Frankie. I have a passion for helping other women feel fabulous in the midst of this crazy, beautiful life.

8 Responses

  1. Thank you for these – so uplifting esp on a Monday morning! xox

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

  2. You too, Shelbee, you are an immense source of inspiration yourself xoxo

  3. Thank you Shelbee a great post. I like the thought from A good enough body, it might not look like what I have wished for but it all functions the way it is meant to. And thank God for that.

  4. Thank you for sharing these fabulous inspirations and for adding your post to my Fine-Whatever link up.

    Rena
    http://www.finewhateverblog.com

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