Sometimes we all just need a little inspiration. What inspires you? What makes you want to be better? Last night on the bachelor, (NOT A SPOILER ALERT) Juan Pablo mentioned to some of the girls, he wasn't going to kiss them because he wanted to be a good example to his daughter. If you didn't already love J.P. (not to be confused with Ashley's, JP) how can you not love him now? Anyways, his daughter inspires him to be better! What is that one thing for you?

I love my children very much, but sometimes they take the life and soul right out of me. And when that happens I have a couple things I go to to pick me back up and get me right on going; quotes from good ole' Dr. Seuss, and music!

OH, The Places You'll Go! I basically have this book memorized, I have read it so many times with Chad. (He LOVES the hacken-cracks) Anyways, here is what I love about this book!

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*You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. Your on your own and you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go!

* I'm sorry to say so but, sadly, it's true that Bang-ups and Hang-ups can happen to you.

*So be sure when you step, step with care and great tact. And remember life's a great balancing act. And will you succeed? YES! You will, indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed) Kid, you'll move mountains!

Oh how these quotes make me so happy! This book makes me feel so capable to do anything! Even if bang-ups and hang-ups happen to me, I'll most likely succeed! 

My next inspiration is music. Lindsay and I were talking the other day and we started talking about, "our" songs. You know, that song that every time you hear, the universe is playing solely for you. I have many of those songs, but one in particular is Firework by Katy Perry. I liked this song when I first heard it, but when I watched this video, I loved this song so much more!

After watching this video I really listened to the lyrics. Seeing Katy Perry and this sweet girl sing this song together really inspired this song to be so much better! I love it!

Maybe a reason why all the doors are closed
So you could open one that leads you to the perfect road
Like a lightning bolt, your heart will glow
And when it's time you'll know

You just gotta ignite the light and let it shine
Just own the night like the 4th of July

Cause, baby, you're a firework
Come one, show 'em what you're worth
Make 'em go, Aah, aah, aah
As you shoot across the sky-y-y

Baby, you're a firework
Come on, let your colors burst
Make 'em go, Aah, aah, aah, 
You're gone leave 'em all in awe, awe, awe

I love my kids! And every day I try harder and harder so that I can be a good example for them. So that they will have a good role model to look to in this world full of Miley Cyrus' and Justin Bieber's. But along the way I do have hang-ups, so I try to surround myself with little things that are guaranteed to make life a little better!

What are some of your inspirations? What are your favorite Dr. Seuss quotes/books? What are your favorite songs?


  1. Oh I love that video! I have really been loving Katy Perry lately. She's a really amazing person!

  2. My wife (Ashley) inspires me with her love and devotion to me, our children and the gospel of Jesus Christ and our Savior's cause


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