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“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” Rabindranath Tagore

Weekly Photo Challenge: INSPIRATION

Weekly Photo Challenge: INSPIRATION – Sunrise/Sunset in Paris, Flora & Fauna and Wild kitty at play in my yard. Roses in light

Weekly Photo Challenge: INSPIRATION - Sunrise & Sunset view of rooftops on Montparnasse

Weekly Photo Challenge: INSPIRATION – Sunrise & Sunset view of rooftops on Montparnasse

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart. Helen Keller
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. Maya Angelou

Early this morning, a Facebook friend sent out a beautiful set of family photos from Nick Vujicic’s page. If you know anything about Nick’s personal story, you know that his story is a testament to the power of the human spirit to inspire others. Nick, and other folks like him, are my daily inspiration and If I had taken those photos, that would have fit the bill. Alas, I can’t. We have to use our own so I chose other photos that capture other aspects of life that inspire me. They pale in comparison but they inspire me daily too.

“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.” Joseph Campbell

Weekly Photo Challenge: INSPIRATION

Weekly Photo Challenge: INSPIRATION

Weekly Photo Challenge: INSPIRATION - Sunset view of rooftops on Montparnasse & Flora and Fauna in my yard

Weekly Photo Challenge: INSPIRATION – Sunset view of rooftops on Montparnasse & Flora and Fauna in my yard

Weekly Photo Challenge: INSPIRATION - Wild kittens at play in my backyard

Weekly Photo Challenge: INSPIRATION – Wild kittens at play in my backyard

Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. Francis of Assisi
Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. Swami Sivananda


Stop back in later, for the back story on these shots… Happy weekend!

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“Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself.” Desiderius Erasmus

Weekly Photo Challenge: INSPIRATION

Weekly Photo Challenge: INSPIRATION

Weekly Photo Challenge: INSPIRATION - Flora

Weekly Photo Challenge: INSPIRATION – Flora

Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. Robert Frost
We know what we are, but know not what we may be. William Shakespeare



My fellow bloggers were equally creative with their selections. Check out how others interpreted the theme – Inspiration – below.

This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: Weekly Photo Challenge:  INSPIRATION –  This week, What is your inspiration? What moves you? What is it that never fails to motivate you, to get you going, or make you happy? It could be the bench in a quiet section of the park where you go to center yourself. Maybe it’s a favorite piece of music or book passage that boosts your enthusiasm. Or, maybe it’s the face of the love of your life, a treasured memento, or the unconditional love you see in the eyes of your pet. Show me your inspiration! I can’t wait to see how you interpret this theme.


Positive Motivation Tip: Inspiration is everywhere; from the people who move us to the flora and fauna that wow us … it reminds us to see it in each other.

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos copyrighted and from my Personal Collection.

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet


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  1. 31/07/2015 1:06 pm

    Gorgeous inspiration photos! Wow! My favorite – the daffodils, of course. And Robert Frost. Love it.

  2. Chelley @ A is For Adelaide permalink
    31/07/2015 1:33 pm

    I love the photos of the sunrise. Truly inspiring, for sure.

  3. 31/07/2015 1:40 pm

    What a great pic of that deer! I’m so envious. I’ve taken pics of deer, but just not that crisp and clear. 🙂

    • 03/08/2015 10:58 pm

      Thank you Tom. It was in my yard staring at me as I entered the house. Even when I took the picture, it didn’t flinch. 🙂

  4. Michele permalink
    31/07/2015 2:51 pm

    Inspiration can come from unexpected sources. It can be a look you’ve seen pass between a child and her Mom–or even two strangers smiling expectantly at each other. Animals and nature have always been able to inspire me one way or another.

  5. Robin Masshole mommy permalink
    31/07/2015 2:59 pm

    My kids inspire me. Every single day – they amaze me constantly 😄

  6. 31/07/2015 3:51 pm

    Lovely post and absolutely amazing pictures. Will come back for the stories 🙂

  7. Autumn permalink
    31/07/2015 6:12 pm

    Being in the country and away from people inspires me! I love to go out for walks where I grew up by myself. I always found that incredibly peaceful 🙂

  8. Shannon P permalink
    31/07/2015 7:41 pm

    I love watching the sun rise and set – it always leaves me feeling so refreshed and like I can take on the world! Definitely some great inspiration!

  9. 31/07/2015 8:14 pm

    An inspiring gallery.

  10. Dawn McAlexander permalink
    31/07/2015 9:09 pm

    I always like when the photo challenges include nature pictures. My favorites are the second set of the sunrise/set.

  11. toughcookiemommy permalink
    31/07/2015 10:17 pm

    These images are certainly inspiring. It’s so important to stop and smell the proverbial roses sometimes.

  12. 31/07/2015 10:25 pm

    Thanks for the inspiration once again Elizabeth? What’s your day job? I imagine a motivational speaker, a therapist, a life coach? Surely you have a lot to teach. Love what you write!

  13. Maria Lianos-Carbone permalink
    31/07/2015 11:20 pm

    All of these images can spark inspiration… my favorite has to be the sunset in Paris… I’m in Greece at the moment and feeling very inspired! Must put that to good use.

  14. poshjournal permalink
    01/08/2015 12:36 am

    beautiful picture.. i am obsessed with photography, still learning and trying to figure it out

  15. 01/08/2015 2:33 am

    sunrise / nature, for sure you’ve done well to put this into our focus, Eliz! My inspiration this night, when I could not sleep, was music again:

  16. 01/08/2015 2:53 am

    Lovely quote, give light and the darkness will disappear. This is so true and such lovely pictures

  17. Claudette Esterine permalink
    01/08/2015 4:43 am

    Happy weekend to you as well! Beautiful photos as always!

  18. 01/08/2015 5:26 am

    I haven’t managed to do this yet, but yo may have inspired me! Also i’m struggling with windows 10 and some comments or likes I do aren’t showing, but I am here and enjoying my visitis!

    • 02/08/2015 12:17 pm

      Thank you Gilly! I signed up to accept Windows 10 but have developed cold feet … Windows 8 isn’t as intuitive as 7 and I’m still figuring that one out.

  19. lovemindanao permalink
    01/08/2015 6:50 am

    most of us seemed to appreciate the tangible things.. and we forget that the most beautiful things are those we can only reach with our hearts…

  20. Erinn S permalink
    01/08/2015 7:08 am

    Those are beautiful rooftop views

  21. R U S S permalink
    01/08/2015 7:10 am

    I always draw inspiration from the people that I love and the goals that I would like to achieve. These have always been my driving force to continue to soldier on despite challenges and trying times.

  22. Yvonne Bertoldo permalink
    01/08/2015 7:47 am

    Love that photo of the sunset behind the houses. Hopefully, I would be able to learn how to take such great photos in the future 🙂

  23. Shann Eva permalink
    01/08/2015 7:49 am

    Beautiful photos. I especially like the ones with the buildings and cloud cover.

  24. Jasmine Espinal permalink
    01/08/2015 8:17 am

    Beautiful pictures! I just bought a new camera and these challenges are perfect to motivate me to step up my game

  25. granny1947 permalink
    01/08/2015 8:55 am

    Beautiful shots!

  26. PrayerFull Mum permalink
    01/08/2015 9:23 am

    I follow Nick Vujicic on Facebook too, and I agree with you – he’s such an inspiration to millions of people. I love your photo captures, still… they do reflect the inspiration. Nature always provide the best encouragement. Sometimes when I feel down, I like to walk in the nearby park connector and let the nature surrounding the river banks perk me up.

  27. Lexie Lane permalink
    01/08/2015 10:50 am

    I always love all the quotes and your motivational and inspirational post. Pictures are always so lovely. I love this quote particularly from Shakespeare. Very true.

  28. Debbie Denny permalink
    01/08/2015 11:04 am

    Love all the pics. Those roses are beautiful.

  29. Jonathan Key permalink
    01/08/2015 1:35 pm

    Wow love all these pictures! Thanks!

  30. Bismah permalink
    01/08/2015 2:32 pm

    Those roses are absolutely beautiful! I also love the photos of the cute kittens! The quotes written here are very true. Have a wonderful weekend!

  31. Stephanie Pass permalink
    01/08/2015 2:59 pm

    It’s definitely important to follow your bliss. You’ll end up happier.

  32. Rebecca Swenor permalink
    01/08/2015 3:15 pm

    I so love these picture which are totally gorgeous. The roses are so beautiful. What gets me going is seeing videos or pictures of my little nephew just learning to walk or him smiling. Thanks so much for sharing.

  33. April (@theaprilnoelle) permalink
    01/08/2015 3:43 pm

    What beautiful pictures. I am inspired to take some pictures too to put them in my work space.

  34. kayascrafts2006 permalink
    01/08/2015 6:20 pm

    I love photo challenges, so inspiring! These pictures are absolutely beautiful.

  35. The Trophy WifeStyle permalink
    01/08/2015 8:00 pm

    Lovely post!! I really do believe inspiration is everywhere! I try my hardest to surround myself with inspirational people. I feel if you are constantly around inspiration you will reach the impossible;-)

  36. Carly Brydon Anderson permalink
    01/08/2015 9:00 pm

    I love these beautiful photos! One of my favorite things are photos of flowers – they’re always so pretty!

  37. Papaleng Pagulong permalink
    01/08/2015 10:53 pm

    Flowers, sunrise and sunsets — those are the kind of photos that turns me on. I always start my day watching the sun rises. It gives me a feeling of contentment .

  38. Tiffany Yong permalink
    02/08/2015 12:40 am

    Love the roses. The contrast under the sun, somehow brightens up my day 🙂

  39. May De Jesus-Palacpac permalink
    02/08/2015 12:45 am

    Oh Nick V is inspiring alright. He really shows you there are no limits with the human spirit! 🙂

  40. Katrina Centeno permalink
    02/08/2015 2:01 am

    Photos of nature are the best. They capture what true beauty. And yes, these photos inspire.

  41. Rosey permalink
    02/08/2015 6:24 am

    I’m wondering if I do know Nick. Headed over to check it out. I love your pictures, as always.

  42. Jason Panuelos permalink
    02/08/2015 7:26 am

    Everything we have to do becomes a million times better when we’re inspired. It gives us that extra push that we need! 😀

  43. Lisa Rios permalink
    02/08/2015 7:42 am

    Another great photo challenge post on Inspiration from you. I love that beautiful pictures from Paris, Flora and the Sunset view of rooftops on Montparnass, they are just amazing. Thanks for inspiring.

  44. Esme Sy permalink
    02/08/2015 7:56 am

    I love all the quotes, especially the one by Helen Keller.

    “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.”

    This is so true!

  45. Manu Kalia permalink
    02/08/2015 8:11 am

    This is such an inspiring images. everyone needs an inspiration.

  46. Nicol permalink
    02/08/2015 8:26 am

    i get inspired by a lot of things these days from just reading the news or something i randomly see during the day. inspiration can be in many forms

  47. Fred permalink
    02/08/2015 8:32 am

    My absolute favorite inspirational photos always involves a sunrise. I am also inspired by parent and child photographs. These are the picture topics that touch me positively. – Fred

  48. M from The Stay-at-Home Life permalink
    02/08/2015 12:02 pm

    Beautiful photos this week.

  49. Jenn permalink
    02/08/2015 12:02 pm

    Beautiful photos. So inspiring. We live in such a beautiful world. I really appreacite people who have the talent to capture, and share it.

  50. Chubskulit Rose permalink
    02/08/2015 12:30 pm

    My kids and husband are always my inspiration in writing. Nature and anumals are my second,

  51. 02/08/2015 3:03 pm

    You always share some really nice images. Do you take all the macro shots yourself?

    • 02/08/2015 4:49 pm

      Yes Schulist, 100% on my Macro shots. I have a Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Fixed Lens for my DSLR and it takes very good photos. An important requirement for participation the Weekly Photo Challenge is that we take the photos ourselves. On the occasions we choose to add others, we give credit.

      • LifeAsAConvert permalink
        02/08/2015 5:28 pm

        I did notice the “credits” on the blog, but sometimes wondered on instagram. I love that you take them all yourself. I try to take pictures with my DSLR but I am not that great.

    • 04/08/2015 8:28 pm

      The Instagram shots for my regular posts are a mix of my photos and public domain photos I get on Wikipedia. I love taking photos and use my cameras every day; from my phone to my SLR, I shoot a lot of photos but I can’t capture everything so, the public domain photos help me a lot. They are free and available to everyone. Keep shooting photos and don;t give up. I still take my share of lousy shots and sometimes, nothing works.. The wild kitty shots were awful and even though I took tons of photos, 99% were awful… We all have our moments. 🙂

  52. joskibyrne permalink
    02/08/2015 3:28 pm

    What beautiful images you have used, really lovely. And the Maya Angelou quote ❤️

  53. Nova permalink
    02/08/2015 4:49 pm

    We can be inspired in so many ways, like person or things that would motivate us and also make our day.

  54. Karen permalink
    02/08/2015 6:38 pm

    Today, I have many things and people that inspire me and reading this post is also one that drives me to be optimistic.

  55. Pooja Kawatra Gupta permalink
    02/08/2015 6:50 pm

    I feel anything and everything which you love to do gives an inspiration! Meeting different People from different nationality and learning from them is quite inspiring.

  56. upliftingfam permalink
    02/08/2015 7:04 pm

    The wild kittens are adorable. I hope they grow up and keep the critters at bay. They have a spay/neuter program for feral cats in most counties. You just have to trap them.

  57. Ling Tan permalink
    02/08/2015 9:33 pm

    I think the most inspiring quote – to me – in this post, is by Francis of Assisi. “Start by doing what’s necessary”. I think a lot of people don’t necessarily make it past that step, and that is somewhat, sad.

  58. Papaleng Pagulong permalink
    02/08/2015 9:51 pm

    Another good read this humid morning. as always your message is that so inspiring.

  59. Sunshine Kelly permalink
    02/08/2015 10:35 pm

    I love you flower and roses micro shots. I will try it during my friend’s wedding this weekend. Thanks

  60. Sherryl Mae Vallejo Quianzon permalink
    03/08/2015 12:43 am

    Indeed, we should be an inspiration to others. I can relate this niche in the golden rule, “Do unto others what you want others will do unto you”.

  61. Michelle Bowman permalink
    03/08/2015 1:23 am

    Gorgeous! Absolutely beautiful. I love your weekly inspiration shots!

  62. Franc Ramon permalink
    03/08/2015 2:45 am

    Inspiration is what makes a heavy burden worth carrying. It allows you to be a better version of yourself.

  63. JessicaACassidy permalink
    03/08/2015 3:47 am

    The purple flowers are my favorite among the stunning shots.

  64. Celeste @FashionFortuneCookie permalink
    03/08/2015 11:11 am

    I have never heard of Nick’s page but the images are very inspirational.

  65. JessicaACassidy (@wifetoalineman) permalink
    03/08/2015 3:47 pm

    The clouds are so beautiful too.

  66. Chubskulit Rose permalink
    04/08/2015 4:33 am

    Going to my garden every morning gives me an inspiration.

  67. Nova permalink
    04/08/2015 4:40 am

    Inspirations, it’s what we feels us alive and do things that what’s makes it excites.

  68. Chanel Marie permalink
    04/08/2015 9:11 am

    As for inspiration, I always find cats inspiring. I miss my cats.

  69. Lois Jones permalink
    05/08/2015 1:06 pm

    It would be hard for me to narrow down what inspires me. My inspiration often comes out of my moods or life circumstances.

  70. mmgmom permalink
    11/08/2015 10:14 pm

    Thank you for sharing such beauty and inspiration with this post.


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