GIVEAWAY! Motivation Monday: Friendship and My All Time Favorite Quote

By July 18, 2010General

Today is Motivation Monday! Tell us in the comments if you’ve taken action and get a chance to win today’s giveaway which is a copy of Lisa Whelchel’s new book “Friendship for Grownups: What I Missed and Learned Along The Way“!

Before becoming an author of 15 books, Lisa played the role of Blair on the popular 1980’s show Facts of Life. But if you’re anywhere near my age and had a tv in your house when you were growing up, I’m sure you already knew that.

In the book, she shares her struggle with cultivating close friendships and the lessons she learned. One key point she discussed is how trying to be “perfect” in order to attract people, actually worked like Teflon and kept her from deep relationships. Wisdom.

I’ll be giving away two copies of the book, so be sure to share how you are taking action.

Get all the details at the end of the post and find out who won last week’s prize.

My All-Time Favorite Quote

Since Lisa’s book is all about friendship, I thought I’d share one of my all time favorite quotes. It defines the kind of friend I want to be.

“Oh the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all out just as they are chaff and grain together. Certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, Keep what is worth keeping and with the breath of kindness blow the rest away.”

-Dinah Craik

Isn’t that beautiful?

Motivation Monday Details

For those of you who are new, here’s how Motivation Monday works:
Anyone who takes some sort of action can enter to win. Your action might be:

  • getting up early, reading your Bible
  • going on a date with your kids
  • creating a mission statement
  • exercising
  • creating a meal plan
  • Writing a goal

It can be any action that improves who you are as a believer or a mother.

How To Enter

(You can enter anytime this week, it doesn’t just have to be on Monday.)
To enter the giveaway, you would do one (or all) of these:
1. Leave a comment and say, “I took action this week!”
2. Leave another comment telling us what action you took.
3. Follow @Inspired2Action on Twitter or Facebook and tell us there about the action you took.
4. Blog about your action and share the link below.

Last Week’s Winner
According to, last week’s winner of the Josh Wilson CD is Taylor! Congratulations!

Action Begets Action

Why do I want you to Twitter, Facebook, Blog or Comment about the actions you taken in the past couple of weeks? …because action begets action. The things you’ve done WILL inspire others. And, well, that’s kind of what this blog is all about.

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