33 posts tagged with inspirational.
Displaying 1 through 33 of 33. Subscribe:

Book recommendations for a Maud Lewis lover

For Christmas, my husband and I would like to get my mother-in-law a book about an artist (ideally, a painter) similar to the Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis. What are some books about similarly inspirational painters or interesting artists with touching, uplifting stories? [more inside]
posted by Asterism on Nov 11, 2016 - 3 answers

Help me write an inspirational note to a kid from a poor family

This Christmas I'm taking part in an initiative to offer gifts to kids from poor families, that usually don't get any Christmas presents. I'm not sure who is receiving my gift, but I know it will be a boy between 12 and 17 years old. I'm going to offer a football, since it fits the age range, but I would like to include a written note to go with it, something inspirational and optimistic, relativizing the value of material stuff. Any suggestions?
posted by dfreire on Dec 15, 2015 - 30 answers

Non-religious quotes for holiday cards

I'm mailing holiday cards out this year to our friends and family, who span many religious denominations and traditions. What are meaningful, non-Bible quotes or verses appropriate for a holiday card, centered around love, contemplation, peace, winter, togetherness and/or gratitude? [more inside]
posted by rogerrogerwhatsyourrvectorvicto on Oct 22, 2015 - 15 answers

Companion phrase for "get it, girl" that's not gross/douchey?

I'm hanging a typographic print of the phrase "get it girl" in my bathroom (similar to this) and would like to pair it with a similar-but-dude-oriented print. What phrase should I use that's short, pithy, and has a similar inspirational zing, but doesn't sound sappy or douchey? [more inside]
posted by alleycat01 on Sep 16, 2015 - 21 answers

Something funnier than "Hang in there, baby!"

My guy sent me this cute photo of a cactus when I was nervous about a big presentation. He has a big interview coming up. Do you know of a similarly adorable, quirky, inspirational-ish meme photo that I can send him? [more inside]
posted by Paper rabies on Jan 8, 2015 - 25 answers

Inspirational articles about what you do and why you do it

I have been asked to write a 1000 word article for a major trade publication in my artsy area of business. About what I do, why I do it, what we should be doing in this particular artsy area of business, etc. I would love some recommendations of similar articles you may have read to inspire me, give me a bit of a template, or otherwise give me ideas for my own piece. They don't necessarily have to be about anything artsy...it could be any area of expertise. Thank you!
posted by meerkatty on Aug 11, 2014 - 4 answers

What song lyrics have inspired you?

I'm looking for songs which have lyrics that are inspirational, particularly in terms of moving forward, overcoming adversity, or not losing hope. What made you think "things will be ok" when you first heard it, especially if it wasn't something you would normally listen to? Whether it's just a line, verse, chorus, or the whole song, all genres are welcome. [more inside]
posted by billiebee on Aug 10, 2014 - 80 answers

Looking for the original footage of an inspirational viral video

I'm looking for the original footage of this video, entitled "Words of wisdom brought to you by an insane person" (http://vimeo.com/98810628). This version has a Hans Zimmer song over the top and I want the original without any music. Can anyone help?
posted by mandrake on Jun 21, 2014 - 2 answers

Funny/Inspirational/Work-Appropriate Pictures for Chinese Colleagues

I lead a monthly teleconference with a small team of colleagues in China, and would like to kick off each session with a funny or inspirational image or quote. Help me find something that doesn't get lost in translation! [more inside]
posted by LolaGeek on May 27, 2014 - 2 answers

I'm looking for that cheesy inspiring movie trailer music

I am looking for examples for that cheesy "inspirational movie" music that you might see in a Hollywood movie trailer. Usually it accompanies some kind of tagline like, "He didn't know that helping one dog...would send him on the journey...of a lifetime." One example is here at 20 seconds of this trailer. That stirring music that is meant to emotionally manipulate you - can you help me find various versions of it? Thanks.
posted by Sully on Jan 10, 2014 - 6 answers

this codex kills fascists?

What are some Biblical characters (OT or NT) whose deeds might be considered inspirational by a contemporary, secular, social justice-oriented audience?
posted by threeants on Oct 5, 2013 - 19 answers

Do you know the perfect quote for my sister's graduation?

My younger sister is graduating from University (UK), with a degree in Press Photography. I'm looking for a quote to frame and give to my sister as a graduation gift. I have found many examples of typical 'graduation' quotes, but I'm looking for something a bit more specific, which will ideally fit a number of the criteria below. [more inside]
posted by schmoo on Aug 9, 2013 - 9 answers

Positive messages in Union Square

I'm going to an event in union square NYC where we'll be writing positive messages on poster board and holding them up in public for day/mood brightening purposes. I'm looking for inspirational things to put on my sign. [more inside]
posted by sweetkid on Jul 29, 2013 - 43 answers

"The Sun Will Rise Without Thy Assistance" - Attributably?

There are a lot of places attributing the quote ""The sun will rise without thy assistance" to the Talmud. Is that true? If so, where does it say that in the Talmud? I would love to either verify or debunk this quote.
posted by juniperesque on Jun 18, 2013 - 2 answers

Inspire me

I am hoping to finish my phd in science in the next 12 months. Though a tiny, tiny light is beginning to appear at the end of this tunnel, getting to that light is going to be HARD. My endurance has already been severely tested by the first 4.5 years of this degree. It's hard to wrap my mind around how much more endurance and resilience will now be required. Please share any inspirational quotes that might apply here. Thanks!
posted by corn_bread on Jun 8, 2013 - 20 answers

Link me some inspirational words over images

I suffer from anxiety and as cheesy as it sounds, pictures with inspirational quotes/wording really help! [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA on May 28, 2013 - 13 answers

Already Seen Pollyanna

What novels or movies have a vivacious, charming person drop in and change everybody's perspective or shake the place up?
posted by Fairchild on Nov 9, 2012 - 76 answers

All things bright and beautiful, an interative evolutionary process made them all

Is there such a thing as a humanist hymn? [more inside]
posted by Wretch729 on Jul 30, 2012 - 45 answers

Personal website

Thanks to a lead from a question I posted on this mefi thread, I finally found the contraption I was looking for to help disabled people go hiking. [more inside]
posted by dthm42 on Apr 2, 2012 - 5 answers

What is a good book to read when financially struggling and out of hope?

I'm looking for an inspirational book. One that will inspire, motivate and give hope to someone who's unemployed, financially struggling, depressed and hurting. More details inside... [more inside]
posted by twinA on Jan 11, 2012 - 12 answers

I mean, other than annoying?

Does this style of of oft-viral video actually have a name? Do you have a favorite? [more inside]
posted by RockyChrysler on Feb 23, 2011 - 4 answers

What's your favorite inspirational story?

What's your favorite inspirational story? [more inside]
posted by storybored on Feb 11, 2011 - 10 answers

Words to Motivate!

I am starting a serious workout program and would love to read positive motivational quotes to keep me pumped for this new journey...any ideas where I could find online? [more inside]
posted by matthelm on Jan 19, 2011 - 11 answers

Rest your weary heads, all is well

I need some music. The kind of music that brings a small tear to your eye as you say to yourself, I will get through this because I can do it! or You understand what I'm going through! [more inside]
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 on Mar 10, 2010 - 43 answers

Worry, be happy.

In search of uplifting/inspiring music suitable for lefties. [more inside]
posted by threeants on Jan 20, 2010 - 29 answers

Baby Boy Names? Help!

Baby Name Block: I'm pregnant with my third boy. I'm so totally out of boy names it isn't even funny. I have a total block. Help me get inspired by participating in this exercise. [more inside]
posted by Bueller on Aug 30, 2009 - 80 answers

Looking for funny, short, inspirational YouTube clips - suggestions?

I'm looking for entertaining, funny, short (<2:00), and inspirational YouTube clips to get my work volleyball team pumped. Any suggestions appreciated, thanks! [more inside]
posted by mindhead on Feb 17, 2009 - 9 answers

Make me wanna run faster and further in 58 characters.

I am going the Nike+ route and am about to order an iPod Nano. I want an inspiring but not cheesy quotation engraved on the back. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by Rudy Gerner on Oct 8, 2008 - 30 answers

Is there an animated inspirational quote screensaver?

Is there a Windows screensaver that animates text of inspirational quotes (allows me to add my own quotes)? [more inside]
posted by agrandy on Jan 12, 2008 - 6 answers

Need a good short quote in 42 characters

I want a quote to go on my phone case. 2 lines. 21 characters per line. Preferable inspirational, possibly latin. [more inside]
posted by filmgeek on Aug 27, 2007 - 21 answers

I'm sure Homer has said great things.

Help me with a Homer Simpson-esque quote for a keynote speech! (Please.) [more inside]
posted by typewriter on May 17, 2007 - 31 answers

"A witty saying proves nothing." - Voltaire

My girlfriend needs a quote of needs 25 words or less to summarize her college experience! Hope me to hope her, Mr. A. Metafilter! [more inside]
posted by TheNewWazoo on Jan 12, 2007 - 34 answers

What songs uplift and inspire you?

Most hopeful songs out there? What uplifts and inspires?
posted by Mossy on Dec 2, 2004 - 38 answers

Page: 1