Wednesday, August 1, 2012

IWSG: Third Edition



I thought for today's Insecure Writer's Support Group post, I'd share an encouraging quote. It was said by a past leader of the church I am a member of. Religious or not, I know it'll be inspiring to writers. Or for whatever you are passionate about. So, here it is:

"There is within each of us a divine spark of greatness. Who knows of what we are capable if we only try? The abundant life is within reach if only we will drink deeply of living water, fill our hearts with love, and create of our lives a masterpiece." -- Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin, The Abundant Life

I have seen the spark of greatness in me as well as countless other people in my life, writers included. The sparks that direct our lives are priceless; they lead to beautiful adventures and endless possibilities. Those sparks will lead to the creation of masterpieces in our lives, if we only try.

So, I encourage you, and me alike, to continue to add fuel to your creative fire(s). There is greatness inside of each of us itching to be unleashed. Keep that in mind, friends. Whatever you are passionate about, keep on doing it. If you've lost your passion, find it again. The masterpiece is there waiting on the horizon just within reach. All you have to do is reach out and grasp it.

What are your thoughts about this quote? Do you have any encouraging quotes you'd like to share? And by golly, thanks for stopping by.

Writing. Jewels.

PS: I will be posting my monthly goals on the first Friday of every month. Other than that, I'll be posting on Wednesdays as usual.

21 comments:

  1. "All you have to do is reach out and grasp it."

    Great post!

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  2. And we can't let those sparks die!
    Thanks for posting something encouraging. We need that now and then!

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  3. Love the quote. I need to print it out and paste it above my computer. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Add paper. And print. Glad you liked it!

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  4. That's a great quote. One of my favorite quotes (so much a favorite, that this is the second comment today to get it!) is by Marianne Williams. "Our deepest fear is that we are not inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure."

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

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    1. I love the quote. Thanks for sharing it, Rena! And thank you for stopping by my blog. :D

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  5. What a great quote! I think it's quite appropriate for IWSG. :)

    IWSG #179 (At least until Alex culls the list again. :P)

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    1. Thanks, Melissa. I thought I'd share something inspiring this month. :D

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  6. That's a great quote! It's important for each of to remember that we each have a talent for something and using it is up to us. I enjoyed reading your IWSG post. :)

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  7. That is a great quote! :) Greatness within us and able to create a masterpiece. Beautifully put. :)

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  8. You're amazing. This is a wonderful quote!

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  9. Joshua Chamberlain, a civil war general, spoke of a divine spark he observed in his argument against slavery. Robert Pirsig mentioned "the light" as something he saw in certain people. This is a great quote, Julia. This spark is noticeable in the oddest places, sometimes even blog posts.

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    1. Well the spark is in you, especially since you've put up with me and my funky eating habits for so long. haha Thanks, David.

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