Inspired Thank You


February 13, 2013 by CJ

I’m sitting here during my lunch hour reading blogs.  I’ve been so busy the past couple of months, that I let this little break in my workday be filled with work.  It is so nice to “catch up” with old friends.  I am going through an emotional roller coaster.  All the ups and downs of their days and what so many are willing to share… it really does move me.

I started running again.  I took a very long break and I’ve slowly added a short run back into my schedule.  I don’t typically post about my runs on facebook or twitter, but I started using a new app and due to user error, I found out I was posting after these quick little jaunts around my neighborhood.  The other day a good friend that I often turn to for support and encouragement posted the following on my wall, “Your updates inspired/motivated me to go on my first run of the year/first run since the half.”  I have to admit, I was moved by it.  It made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside and got me up and out the door the following day.

So today, as I reconnect with the bloggers that I love I want to send an additional thank you to all of you that inspire me and keep me motivated.  It’s funny because it isn’t always about running.  Today alone I’ve been reminded to start reading again, take a few seconds to really engage with my children and while I may stumble, it’s ok to get up, dust myself off and start over.

Unfortunately, I have to go back to work and I can’t read all the blogs I follow right now.  But I am going to challenge myself and all who wish to take up the challenge.  When you read something that moves you, inspires, motivates, whatever it is…let the writer know.  Sometimes those little notes are all you need to keep you going the next day.

Thank you-

Stuph Blog for reminding me that sometimes it’s the little things that mean the most.

Alenas Life for reminding me it’s time to grab a book and get lost in it.

evol= for reminding me what a family really is and to grab my kids tonight and hold them tight.  Also to never give up the fight for equal rights for all people.

One Step One Stitch at a Time for reminding me it’s ok to stumble, we aren’t perfect.  Get up, dust off and keep moving.



8 thoughts on “Inspired Thank You

  1. alenaslife says:

    It is a great feeling to know you inspire people in big and little ways. Thank you for the mention, for following & commenting, and for sharing yourself.

  2. I echo your sentiments completely. I try & read some blogs throughout the day and honestly, I know this might sound weird, but I enjoy the blogs that keep things “real” and people who show that they’re struggling. The blogging world makes me feel not alone. I do want to apologize for not blogging very much lately. I will be better. 🙂

  3. Saving My Belly Button Ring says:

    So cool!!! Love reading your post!! 🙂

  4. Saving My Belly Button Ring says:

    BTW….your posts inspire, motivate, move me….hope to see another one soon. 😉

    • CJ says:

      Thank you! You got me. I have fallen into slackerland again. I think I will have some free time this weekend..I promise to get back soon.

      • Saving My Belly Button Ring says:

        There is no such thing as slackerland for a mother and wife. I just wanted you to know that I am happily awaiting your next post even if it comes out in 2014. 🙂

      • CJ says:

        Thank you! Thank you! THANK YOU!!

      • Saving My Belly Button Ring says:

        I mean it! I mean it! I MEAN IT!! :):):)

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