I have lots of sources of inspiration. Most of them are people I cross in everyday life. My parents are a great inspiration to me, and I could give a whole list of those parental sayings, like "Shut the back door. Were you born in a barn?" or "I don't care what everyone else's parents say, you're not going" or my all time favorite, "Knock that off or I'll jerk a knot in your tail". I could quote Miss Katherine at church, who is a huge inspiration, but I've already blogged about her. You can go here to read that one. Instead, I've chosen famous ladies who inspire me. Below are quotes from women I love: Erma Bombeck, Dolly Parton, Zelda Fitzgerald, Cher and Eleanor Roosevelt. I love these women for their individuality and their choice to live life in their own way. They didn't (or don't) worry about what people think about them and achieved great things in the process. I love their gift for words and for practical, down to earth wisdom, so here are a few gems from some strong women. And can I just say, I really, really miss Erma... Oh, and forgive the misalignment of Eleanor's photo. She just wasn't cooperating this morning, but as usual she was doing things her way....
My theory on housework is, if the item doesn't multiply, smell, catch on fire or block the refrigerator door, let it be. No one cares. Why should you?
Anyone who thinks must think of the next war as they would of suicide
Friendship with ones self is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
I have spent many years of my life in opposition, and I rather like the role.
Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.
When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die.
With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
Women are like teabags. We don't know our true strength until we are in hot water!