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Monday, July 14, 2008

Inspiration Monday


I have been inspired by the kindness of some really great people lately, so I want to share some kindness myself. I am doing a coupon giveaway. That's right, two envelopes full of coupons. To enter just leave me a comment about what inspires you. I will randomly select a winner on Friday. Thanks so Much!!!

49 comments:

Emily said...

I don't have a blog, but I would love to win! My children inspire me every single day! They are such amazing gifts from God. I am so thankful for them!
Thanks for the coupon opportunity!
Emily
embreit@gmail.com

sarahandava said...

My daughter definitely inspires me. I have become a better wife, a more thoughtful friend and a more leading role model, all because of her in my life. She is my inspiration to achieve the best.

Baby Boy Marrion Adonis said...

My son, my spiritual connection with God, my family. All of these are things that inspire me to be frugal but what keeps me couponing is the thrill of the chase. Its a pure addiction that is good for my family. It has given me the ability to stay at home with my son. Its the ultimate challenge of finding just the right sale and holding my coupons till just the right time. Its getting my oop so low that I can buy my sons diapers and milk without breaking the bank. Its the love of seeing other shoppers amazed at how good a deal I got. Honestly its the only addiction I allow myself because it has helped us survive and become a better family. One where we all work together to help us save.

- Jeannie
minirican1691@yahoo.com

Leah S. said...

This might seem cheesy... but Francine Rivers novels inspire me. Here characters inspire me to give my life over to God... even when its scary! Carlie sent me over here...would love to win!

Nicole Street said...

My mom inspires me. She raised 4 children and she worked hard at making our life a full one. I still go to her for advice and I'm so glad that she lives next door to me!

Selene said...

I'm inspired by those who persever in spite of disabilities.

Thanks for the giveaway.

smdrm@earthlink.net

K&E'sMama said...

People from different parts of this country have inspired me lately. We move around a lot and everywhere I move, strangers have always been willing to go out of their way to help my family acclimate to the new area. From the big things (where to buy a home) to the small (the best grocery stores). It has made our transition to each new place so much easier!

nicole244 at gmail dot com

Jennifer said...

My son inspires me and makes me want to be a better person, mom, and wife every day.

Christi said...

My friend Carlie @ whyaskwhy inspires me. Her frugal shopping tips have made a great difference in our family, and not just financially. It's all about getting back to the basics and spending more quality time together.

The Frugal Homemaker said...

Carlie sent me on over here, but I want to say that all of the great bloggers on the net that I have discovered in the last few months are a great inspiration to me. It is a great thing to know that so many people are workign towards a life not centered on "stuff."

homemakersresourece @ gmail . com

Tiffany said...

My Stepmother inspires me. She's always helping people (giving them rides, bringing them food, visiting them when they are sick)...even when it's totally inconvenient for her. She inspires me to help others and to try to always see the good in people.

Thank you for the opportunity to win the coupons! Money is always tight.

Tiffany
tiffoneonta@yahoo.com

Melissa Amos said...

My mother is my inspiration. She has been an amazingly selfless person all her life, always puts others before herself and I definitely am trying to shadow her in every way I can.

Melissa A.
brninaz@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I would love to win those coupons! So what inspires me??? I would say it is my family. I have the most loving and supportive family in the world.

Thanks again,
SPETTY of TN

Mrs. J said...

My husband inspires me a lot. I've never met anyone so kind, so understanding and also has a heart after God's own heart. I try to be the best wife for him because he deserves it.

Aileen & Aaron Trost said...

My children inspire me. They are the reason why I try to be better. I want to be the best mom I can for them.

Laila said...

The things that inspire me right now are my sweet cats, greenery, and kind people (who are few & far between).

Thanks!

laila7@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I would love to win the coupons. I am inspired by my family. My son was in a serious car accident 1 year ago and we were not given much hope for him, but the power of prayer he is doing wonderful.
Praise God!!

Kim skpond@yhti.net

Amanda said...

My church family! They have been a comfort and a wonderful support since we live so far from our family.

Rita T. said...

I'm inspired every day that I open my Bible and read. God is so good that we take what He gives us for granted.

lacy said...

My 14month old inspires me everyday! lacy.reyes@yahoo.com

RachelSoper said...

Watcing other people achieve inspires me to do the same.

rsoper81@gmail.com

FunkyFrum said...

my kids, plain n simple

misspooh8 said...

My mom and son inspire me. My mom is stronger than she even knows and she has always worked hard for what she has. My son inspires me to be a better person so that I am a good wife and mom for him to look up to. I have a wonderful relationship with my mom and I want the same with him.

MrsAdams06 said...

My daughter inspires me to be a better mom and wife.

Thanks for the giveaway!
Dana
mrsadams84(at)yahoo(dot)com

Mikelle said...

My kids inspire me. They help me to be a better mom, and person. They are so loving, they teach me to love unconditionally.

Thanks for the giveaway!
kell22 AT cox DOT net

lindsay_2181 said...

My son Eli inspires me! I adopted this frugal lifestyle after becoming a SAHM. I thought there would be no way we could ever afford for me to be home with him during these first few years. But he's almost a year old now and because of him, we have saved so much money.

Anonymous said...

Looking at the beauty of God's creation inspires me! Thinking about how big his creation is and how big He is reminds me of how small my problems really are. I can rest in his protection and his provision! Thanks for the hosting the give-away.

Margery
mnhilburn at yahoo dot com

mamabyrd2 said...

Reading my Bible inspires me! Actually, anything that brings me closer to the Lord inspires me!

Liberty
mamabyrd2@charter.net

Samantha said...

My daughters are a real inspiration to me. One has special needs and she has never let it slow her down. If nothing stops her, then I can't let it stop me!

Lavonne said...

I can find inspiration in so many places. My husband and daughters are my biggest inspiration, making me want to grow and become a better person each and every day.

:) Lavonne
www.economicendeavors.com

Mercedes said...

Thank you for your generousity. I would love to be entered in this giveaway.
Mercedes

Jessica said...

The Lord, my husband, my kids, other moms, other kids...thanks for the great giveaway and for helping us take time to think about such wonderful things!

Brandy said...

Bloggers like you inspire me in all sorts of ways! I'm trying new recipes, learning new skills and shopping in a whole different light!

What a great contest! And again, love the name!

Brandy

corrie71 said...

My cats inspire me to relax and enjoy life more.

laceylynn said...

My daughter inspires me! She is the reason I get out of bed every morning!!

Heather said...

Simple - my family - for so many reasons!

Thanks for the great giveaway!!
Heather
horam8903@gmail.com

madeline said...

My three children inspire me in countless ways.
thanks for the giveaway

shootinstardesign said...

What inspires me the most is my husband of 21 years. He has worked hard to provide for his family, I have been so fortunate to be blessed by being a stay at home Mom for the last 17 years and raising two teenagers. Now, that we are preparing our first born for her last year of high school and focus on college, I have found the wonderful world of coupons. I am inspired by reading the post on sites that I have stumbled across, one of which is Carlie Faulk, Why ask Why blog. Which I now ask myself each day:
Why have I waited so long to find out really coupons work? Why?

I consider my self a new-bee in the coupon ( treasure hunt) game, since I only started the first of the year, but I am catching on and with blogs like Carlie Faulk, Why ask Why, and now with yours,
I too one day will master yet another title in my long lists.

Thank you for considering me on your coupon give-away.
Wishes & Peace

shootinstardesign said...

What inspires me the most is my husband of 21 years. He has worked hard to provide for his family, I have been so fortunate to be blessed by being a stay at home Mom for the last 17 years and raising two teenagers. Now, that we are preparing our first born for her last year of high school and focus on college, I have found the wonderful world of coupons. I am inspired by reading the post on sites that I have stumbled across, one of which is Carlie Faulk, Why ask Why blog. Which I now ask myself each day:
Why have I waited so long to find out really coupons work? Why?

I consider my self a new-bee in the coupon ( treasure hunt) game, since I only started the first of the year, but I am catching on and with blogs like Carlie Faulk, Why ask Why, and now with yours,
I too one day will master yet another title in my long lists.

Thank you for considering me on your coupon give-away.
Wishes & Peace

BudgetQueen said...

There are so many things that inspire me, just depends on how they inspire me. When it comes to raising stair-step kids, I'm inspired by my sister and close girlfriend. Both of which have more kids than I do. Homeschooling, I'm inspired each year when I go to Oregon's OCEANetwork Homeschooling Conference. Each year I think that the speakers can't get any better and each year, I'm amazed at how uplifting and inspiring they are. In my walk with God, I've got a couple of friends that help to inspire my seeking constant truth in a world of too many grays. More so, I have a Lord who has done so much for me that I can't help but look back and remember the many difficult times He's held me in His arms and know that He still holds me to this day. I'm pretty new to couponing, but I'm inspired by the possibilities it holds. The possibility of saving enough to pay down debt and the possibility of saving enough to build a safety net. I'm also inspired by the idea that my children are young enough that by the time they grow up and move out, couponing will be a way of life for them, not some big transition and learning curve, like it's been for me. Hopefully, they will be able to begin their lives ahead of the game and be saving from the beginning.

Leanne said...

I am inspired by my husband's aunt and uncle and their unconditional love for one another and all they were able to do before both having to be in nursing homes. Raising an amazing family, over 50 years of marriage, and being able to travel the U.S. in their camper after retirement before health problems started to appear are just a few things that make me strive to be the best wife, mother, giver I can be. Their devotion to each other, their family and the Lord make them truely amazing people.
Thanks for an amazing coupon giveaway!!
Leanne
lmkirb@msn.com

Turtle said...

My husband & kids inspire me. They help me to be more patient, to appreciate the little things in life, and to work hard toward whatever goal we have.

aturtle71@yahoo.com

jmama said...

My son keeps me inspired - I feel so blessed to have him.

Ellen said...

So many things inspire me...but one of my favorites is watching a child learn how to do something new. It's that "aaaa-haaa" look on their face when the light bulb goes off and they just "get it". Like learning how to read, tying their shoes, etc. BTW, can you tell I'm a teacher? ha!

Anne said...

I am inspired by my younger sister. She was born without a thyroid gland and was diagnosed with cancer (a tumor) when she was 6-years-old. She was given a 10% chance of survival. But she beat the odds and is a wonderful 23-year-old now. She lives now with the sides effect from her cancer treatment (chemotherapy and radiation): cataracts, osteoporosis, a sensitive immune system; and hypothyroidism. She has to constantly take medication that she will take for the rest of her life. Recently she had basal cell carcinoma (skin cancer) removed and was diagnosed with acid reflux (both are side effects of her cancer treatment). Even though she continually faces challenges in her life, you would never notice it in casual contact. She is the sweetest, kindest person who cares about the people around her. But she's also tough, not allowing these challenges to stand in the way of what she wants to accomplish in life. She doesn't pity herself and tries to live the most normal life that she can. When I have a hard day, I always remind myself of what she faces in her life. She's my best friend and I couldn't imagine life without her.

Anne
lovin_singing@yahoo.com

emily n. said...

Good movies inspire me. I love to watch the special features and listen to commentaries on DVDs so I can hear about the filmmakers' creative process.

gotfire [at] yahoo.com

brightleigh said...

My newfound interest in couponing and the yearn to save money for my family is pretty inspiring. Of course, my little boy and my husband are also inspirations in my life.

Lela said...

My son inspires me - his innocents, his joy, his smiles, his unconditional love. He inspires me me to the fullest - and he's only 10 mth old.

happilysaving (at) comcast.net

Audrey said...

My kids, my God, my husband, and I have lots of fun with my new couponing habit:~)
empaluau@yahoo.com