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Monday, March 31, 2008

Inspiration Monday: Share Your Good News

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure...than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat. 

-Theodore Roosevelt

I told myself I can't blog until I finish my taxes.  It remains to be seen if I can stay strong on this one.  Give me some hope and share some good news so I can get through this!  Edited to Add: Oh, and if anyone wants to share a little tip that can inspire the rest of us to keep on reaching for those dreams, go for it. 

The comment thread is yours.   

13 comments:

PJ Hoover said...

I installed my new dryer today and it actually works!
Good luck with taxes. You're ahead of me on this one. Next week.

laurasalas said...

My happy thought: Surely you're going to owe less money than I do!

Good luck:>)

Sara said...

I finally mailed all of mine. Ugh. They should hire a writer to make those forms readable!

You saw my happy news at 7-imps, but I blogged about my awesome friend, Katie, and her Oprah Big Give project today. I'm so excited for her, and her plans to make a difference.

Becky Levine said...

Taxes...blech! :) But how about at least putting Writer in that profession slot?

Positive things. When I was a little girl, I wanted to be a writer. I always wanted to be a writer. And now, no matter what happens in terms of agenting or publishing, I am DEFINITELY a writer. So one dream come true--and it's important to keep reminding ourselves of that. If we're doing it, if we're not pushing it away, we are writers.

Cloudscome said...

My youngest child is potty trained YAY! The daffodils are out in my yard and I am taking tons of pictures of sunshine on petals. YAY! My taxes are done with Turbo Tax and it was pretty painless - filed online and rebate already spent to pay off the Visa. YAY! I just have to remember to do the darn local ones... Wishing you sunshine and smooth sailing in IRS waters.

Liz in Ink said...

How about this, HWM:
You "reward" yourself for doing your taxes by writing??? Win/win. At the end of the week, you mail off your taxes and your W.I.P. will be that much further along! I love me a little mind trickery...

The Cole Mine said...

Good news here: It was sunny today despite a chilly forecast and our family enjoyed the warm sun and playing out side all morning!

Best of luck with your taxes - Love that quote!

SamRiddleburger said...

New personal high score on Addams Family Pinball - 117 million. Approx 10 percent of the real high score on that machine at the bowling alley.

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

I can't believe Sam didn't post his good news about "Llama with a Hat." My good news is that I have a Children's Museum gig on the books now. Also, I found some blooming freesia bulbs at Trader Joe's and bought the pot. I planted freesia, but have no idea as to whether the flowers will actually come up.

Jennifer said...

Good news: It's over 60 degrees here today!! (Which means we just might be able to squeak by without filling up the oil tank again...) Okay, so it's raining, too, but things will green up faster. :-)

m. thompson said...

Yay for the great weather. The kids enjoyed playing outside for a change.

And an agent requested a full manuscript, so I'm very hopeful!

HipWriterMama said...

Thanks, everyone, for sharing your encouragement and good news!

And Sam, I'm with Alkelda, shame on you for not sharing your big news!

Nicole said...

LOVE the quote! I needed it today along with all the comments and encouragement from everyone else. I am determined now to ponder a moment and give good news here...

I guess I will say that I am just so fortunate to have 2 of the most beautiful and healthy children! Oh and my dad is an accountant and helps out with all that tax stuff!