March 4, 2011

An Inspirational Giveaway!!!

I want to give a little something back in the form of a giveaway in order to say thank you to you for reading and in hopes to inspire you. The winner of this small gift can use it in several ways, it's up to you!

You may want to use it as a motivation to change a living space in even the smallest ways, a beautiful lamp or new Pendant Lighting to light up a dreary space, some decorative wall stickers, a new fleece throw or an interesting clock?

Maybe instead you'd like to give a small gift to a special person in your life as a token of your gratitude... NHL memorabilia for that team fanatic or a lovely jewellery box?

Or my favourite, inspire yourself to be creative, use your imagination with this small gift to produce something beautiful; using colourful bead sets, painting supplies, picture frame kits or modelling clay.

This gift I’m talking about is $15 for use at any CSN stores online. You can use this $15 to purchase any of the above things I listed, among many more items (the site offers SEVERAL different sections of products and several awesome things which can be found for $15 and under, including many items I’ve listed above) or you can use the credit towards a larger purchase, your choice!

There is only 1 requirement to be eligible to win this small gift giveaway from The Inspiration Tree:
1.       You must live in US or Canada, as the site only ships to these countries.

To enter this giveaway all you have to do is comment on this post with an inspirational quote that means something to you (make sure to include your name & email).

The deadline is 2 weeks from today (March 19th, 2011). On this day your names will be entered into a draw; a winner will be randomly picked and you will be notified via email.

I’m looking forward to reading all your quotes. : )

Thanks for reading The Inspiration Tree guys!

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  1. "If Columbus had an advisory committee he would probably still be at the dock."
    Arthur Goldberg

    Elisabeth : stellacat [at] bellsouth [dot] net

  2. What a wonderful giveaway!! Thank you so much, this is really nice of you. :)

    Oh gosh...this was soooo hard. I am a big fan of quotes and lovely, little sayings. I guess my favorite is:

    "Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate, but that we are powerful beyond measure."


  3. Julianna Ellis

    “To be nobody but yourself in a world that's doing its best to make you somebody else, is to fight the hardest battle you are ever going to fight. Never stop fighting.” -E.E. Cummings

  4. Vivian To

    "Because a song can take you back instantly to a moment, a place, or even a person. No matter what else has changed in you or the world, that one song stays the same, just like that moment. Which is pretty amazing, when you actually think about it." - Sarah Dessen

  5. "I must endure the presence of two or three caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies."- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

  6. Liz Schanke

    "Life isn't about a destination, it's about a transformation." -to save a life.

    this quote always reminds me that even if i'm not where i want to be in life, it's about changing, about a process, and it doesn't matter if i end up in a job with 6 figures, but it DOES matter how i end up as a person. :)
    this is such a great thing to do thanks so much!! =)

  7. Alexandra
    troubleinharlem at gmail . com

    "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars."
    Oscar Wilde

  8. How kind!

    Any quote by Brian Andreas usually warms my heart, so if I can spread his beautiful writing around I'd love to! but here is a favorite:

    "There are things you do because the feel right, and they make no sense, and they make no money, and they may be the real reason we are here: to love each other and to eat each other's cooking and say it was good."


  9. "There's a reason we refer to "leaps of faith" - because the decision to consent to any notion of divinity is a mighty jump from the rational over to the unknowable, and I don't care how diligently scholars of every religion will try to sit you down with their stacks of books and prove to you through scripture that their faith is indeed rational; it isn't. If faith were rational, it wouldn't be - by definition - faith. Faith is belief in what you cannot see or prove or touch. Faith is walking face-first and full-speed into the dark. If we truly knew all the answers in advance as to the meaning of life and the nature of God and the destiny of our souls, our belief would not be a leap of faith and it would not be a courageous act of humanity; it would just be... a prudent insurance policy."- Eat Pray Love

    This book has honestly become my guide to life. :) I recommend it if you haven't read it already!


  10. Your blog is amazing and puts a smile on my face all the time.

    "You can't control the wind but you can set your sails."
    I'm not sure who said this, but I know it has formed some of my opinions for the better.


  11. "I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles." -Audrey Hepburn


  12. "Never regret anything, because at one point it was exactly what you wanted."


  13. “And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” – Roald Dahl

    tsteci01 @ villanova . edu

  14. So hard to pick one..

    Mad Hatter: "Have I gone mad?"
    Alice: "I'm afraid so. You're entirely bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret. All the best people are."
    -from Alice in Wonderland (2010)


  15. Lindsey Harper

    "I did then what I knew how to do; now that I know better, I do better." -Maya Angelou

  16. Kayla Hubble

    "Everything will be ok in the end. If it's not ok, it's not the end." - Unknown

  17. "Critics who treat 'adult' as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development. When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up."
    — C.S. Lewis

    Very long, but without a doubt one of my favorite quotes about growing up.


  18. "Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don't know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!"
    - Anne Frank

    I love Anne Frank. To me, she is by far the most influential person, and my role model. Her optimism despite all the hatred and negative feelings fascinates and inspires me. (:

    Bridget Larcher

  19. "Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify."
    -Henry David Thoreau

    One of my favourite quotes I've ever heard. We, or certainly I, spend too much time thinking about things that are really not important. The things that are important, love and happiness, are the simple basis of everything else.
    By simplifying we can create personal space to enjoy positive things and not get weighed down by the negative.


  20. Rachel Greenberg

    "Sometimes oppurtunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it."
    -Julie Andrews

  21. "A ship is safe in the harbor, but that is not what ships are for."

    Erin Christensen

  22. "Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story." ~Max Ehrmann

    Gina V.

  23. Good teachers are costly, but bad teachers cost more. ~Bob Talbert

  24. "Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine."

    Alyssa Cherwak


  25. "There's nothing you can know that isn't known.
    Nothing you can see that isn't shown.
    Nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be.
    It's easy, All you need is love" -John Lennon/Paul McCartney

    Molly Long

  26. "Here's to the crazy ones. the misfits. the rebels. the troublemakers. the round pegs in the square hole. the ones who see things differently. they're not fond of rules. and they have no respect for the status quo. you can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. about the only thing you can't do is ignore them. because they change things. they push the human race forward. and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do."
    -Apple Computer Inc.

    Jenny Mohn

  27. "... imagine a puddle waking up one morning and thinking, 'This is an interesting world I find myself in - an interesting hole I find myself in - fits me rather neatly, doesn't it? In fact it fits me staggeringly well, must have been made to have me in it!' This is such a powerful idea that as the sun rises in the sky and the air heats up and as, gradually, the puddle gets smaller and smaller, it's still frantically hanging on to the notion that everything's going to be alright, because this world was meant to have him in it, was built to have him in it; so the moment he disappears catches him rather by surprise." Douglas Adams

    Alexandra Royce

  28. "somethings aren't meant to be. Be like a soldier, know when to fight and when to surrender."

  29. I love all of these and I have so many that inspire me daily. The one hanging on my bathroom mirror is:

    "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind!" ~Dr. Seuss


    "Be yourself, everyone else is taken."

    Love your blog! Thanks

  30. i do not care what car you drive, where you live. if you know someone who knows someone who knows someone. if your clothes are this years' cutting edge, if you are A-list, B-list, or never heard of you list. i only care about the words that flutter from your mind. they are the only thing you truly own. the only thing i will remember you by. i will not fall in love with your bones and skin, i will not fall in love with the places you have been, i will not fall in love with anything but the words that flutter from your extraordinary mind.


  31. “The best way out is always through.”
    --Robert Frost

    Thanks so much for the opportunity! I love each and every post you make.

  32. ‎"We are all broken puzzle pieces, glued and taped together, some better fitting than others." - Philip DeFranco

    Virginia Fortenberry

  33. If you want to feel truly rich, just count the things you have that money can't buy. - old proverb

    Don't know where i would be without my priceless family and friends.

  34. Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there”
    - Will Rogers

    Amen! So get up and make a difference! :)

  35. "Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine." -Anthony J. D'Angelo

    This is inspiring to me becuase for as long as I can remember people have told me that I always have a smile on my face no matter what situation I am in. The fact that I can always look at the positive side has made me the person I am today, and no one will ever take that away from me and this quotes just reminds me of it just in case I start to forget...which happens from time to time.