Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Motivational Scrapbook

Many years ago after a life changing experience, I needed inspiration to get me through the day. Not really finding anything in the self help section of bookstores and spiritually the bible was a bit too heavy for me at the time.

I came upon the idea to find one good thing for each day. Many days it was only a sunrise. One day I heard a quote I liked and I wrote it down on a piece of paper. I thought I might try a notepad or a journal but in my state of flux it all seemed too regimented for me to pursue.

I came upon the rolodex version of friends photos seen above. Perfect. A place to store my inspirational treasures.

Anytime I would find a quote I would scribble it on a little bit of paper until I could get to my computer and print it up.

Each time using a different font

a little different color

sometimes not as motivational but appropriate for the day

all kinds of days

These days, I just flip to a different page. Most of the time it seems to fit the day.

p.s. My thanks to Lemon Verbena Lady for the quote on Monday: Don't Throw in the Trowel by Texas Bix Bender:

A house without a garden is a temporary home.


Anonymous said...

This is such an inspiring idea. I would love to do this for myself. The quotes you found truly help make for a better day, and you creatively matched fonts, making it even better. Love it and here's hoping many readers see your post.

Karen said...

If there's one thing I can use right now, it would be motivation, and your scrapbook is filled with inspiration. I'm not sure which of the quotes I like the best, they're all great. The rolodex album is a wonderful idea, too!

creekside rummager said...

I love your idea. I may "borrow" it. I have a small journal that I have used to write special sayings in, but then it gets put back in the bookcase. I loved the sayings. I had to chuckle over the flesh wound saying - know the feeling!!!

lifeshighway said...

I love this idea. It would be perfect in my office. I am having "one of those days" So taking a reality check with my office door shut.

Carol said...

I know you shared this with me a while back when all of my trauma started and it has helped. Thanks for all of your encouragement.

Shyrlene said...

What a cool idea! page at a time, no commitments to a bound journal, and inspirational thoughts as they strike you... Random creativity is so liberating!

lemonverbenalady said...

Thanks TG! I appreciate the mention! You are always an inspiration for me!

Ficurinia said...

This is pretty funny. I read your post and then I got to the end and I saw the Human Calendar. The guy holding the number 10 is my best friend and he has been to hell and back with me. I was thinking about him as I'd been reading your post. He lives in Portland, but he is one damn proud Texan.

As always, I had no idea he'd done this. Typical.

YayaOrchid said...

Wow, that is a very clever way to save those quotes and be inspired at the same time. Like the stuffed animal too!