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Just a Little Inspiration on a Rainy Day

Updated on August 20, 2015

As I lay in bed trying to get a little writing done while my daughter is sleeping I'm distracted by the steady downpour going on outside. With each raindrop that falls my will to write grows weaker. All I want to do is cuddle up with my baby girl and listen to the soft pattering on my roof, but I know I can't. It's days like today that I need a little push. A little encouragement. A little nudge into the realm of inspiration.

These are few quotes that help me get there.

"I am the master of my fate. I am the captain of my soul." - William Ernest Henley

"You are never too old to set a new goal or to dream a new dream." - C.S. Lewis

"It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop." - Confucius

"With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"The secret of getting ahead is getting started." - Mark Twain

"It is our choices that show who we truly are, far more than our abilities." - J.K. Rowling

"Get it down. Take chances. It is the only way you can do anything really good." - William Faulkner

"To gain your own voice you have to forget about having it heard." - Allen Ginsberg

"We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master." - Ernest Hemingway

The above picture is another place I go to find inspiration. I went on a 13 state road trip with my husband a little over a year ago. This is one of the places we visited. Airlie Gardens in Wilmington, North Carolina. It's just so beautiful. I always envision myself walking down this path whenever I sit down with a new Word document. Each word I write gets me closer to finding this...

...which is what you see when you reach the end of that particular pathway.

So, for any writers who need a little extra inspiration on a rainy day, I hope my little secrets can be helpful.

I'll leave you with my favorite, most inspirational quote of all time:


How do you find your inspiration?

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      3 years ago

      Wonderful hub, thank you for sharing!!

      What also really inspires me (especially on a rainy day) is fire.. It has a soothing effect and because of its shapes and forms always gives you something new to look at. here´s a great example:

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      3 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      This is a very good Hub, Kayla! I wish I could vote it up!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      I totally agree. Rainy days are for dreaming. As a poet and writer I know I have to do my share unless I do have some time to spare. Love the pictures. My inspiration comes from music, nature and emotions.

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      Patricia Scott 

      3 years ago from sunny Florida

      the quotes are among my favorites...and your photos an excellent example of an inspirational locale. Can definitely see why you find it so.

      I too have lovely spots in nature which seem to awaken my muse....

      thank you for sharing Angels are on the way today ps

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      3 years ago from Scotland

      Agree with the above so much, just so lovely. I really enjoyed reading. Must also jot down some of those quotes into my notebook too. Hope that they helped you to find some inspiration and motivation.

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      Frank Atanacio 

      3 years ago from Shelton

      what a very delightful hub..:)


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