About

Yes, this site is run by a real person.  My name is Shawn B (full name left out because I still have a day job) and I’ve been running this site since 1998.

I normally like to share lists of inspirational quotes here…but I also spice it up with poems, articles, and various inspirational/spiritual thoughts.

But what makes my collections of quotations different or special?

  1. I try to pick quotes that will make you think thoughts you’ve never thought,
  2. I try to find quotes that you’ve never seen on other sites.

Of course, that last one is easier said than done.  But it does address a big problem with quotation sites, doesn’t it?

Spend some time looking around the rest of the site; there’s lots of great things to help you think thoughts you’ve never thought, and feel feelings you’ve never felt.

Here’s my Instagram, my Twitter, and my Facebook.

And here is some of the text from the OLD BIO from the previous static version of my site:

This is me sliding down a log chute somewhere in Quebec.  It was taken in 1995 and I know you can’t see me very well, so here’s some more.

This is me and the family (summer 2006) in Bracebridge, Ontario (2 hours north of Toronto) at Santa’s Village. It’s an amusement park & campground all based on Santa Claus.  Very fun.

More adventures.  This was taken June 9, 2006 in Haliburton, Ontario (2.5 to 3 hours from Toronto) at the Haliburton Forest “Walk in the Clouds” canopy tour.  This is a quote from their site:

Over half a kilometer long – and as such the longest of its kind in the world –  the canopy boardwalk winds through the treetops some 20 meters above the forest floor.”

My wife and I went here for our 10th wedding anniversary.

I’ve posted other vacation trip pics on other static pages; I’ll try to move them here to the blog later….

Want some more bio?  Ok, here it is quick:

Grew up in Montreal, Quebec; I have 5 brothers; moved to Oshawa, Ontario when 14; lived all over France for 2 years after high school; worked at IBM, Pitney Bowes, and a telecom company (been there 18 years); day job is in Engineering; got General Biz and Marketing diplomas from local college; enjoy reading biz books, self-improvement, spirituality, religion, and marketing books.

I’m a nice guy. (most of the time)

Comments

    • Shirley Gilbert Horvitz
    • June 13, 2019
    Reply

    Shawn I like it I could feel the vibes that you always want to do the best you can do at your work because you have good work ethics plus working hard for your goals. I am like that and I truly respect others who are also . I truly understand why we can not all be like that because everybody just doesn’t Have what they need to be strong so these people need some help.!!! Keep working at your own goal s that will happen when you are ready.

    1. Reply

      Wow, very inspiring words, Shirley. Thanks! What are you working on yourself, in either a side hustle or main hustle?

        • Monique Danglad
        • November 22, 2019
        Reply

        Thank you for your inspirational material! You see beauty in everything! I LOVE that I can find words and thoughts, that some times seems hard to express .

          • shawn
          • November 25, 2019
          Reply

          You’re very welcome, Monique, and thanks for your comment because…and this may sound weird…but positive feedback sustains me! It keeps me going. But I was wondering, what did you see that prompted you to write in? Was it my email, Messenger quotes, FB page, or this blog? I am also blogging daily over at my new site, motivational.net.

    • GREVILLE CONSTANTINE
    • July 6, 2019
    Reply

    Hello there! I have just come across your site& I am already inspired!! I have a goal to start a motivational success company to help people achieve their goals & dreams. I need all the motivation I can get! LOVE YOYR SITE!!!

    1. Reply

      Good to hear, Grenville. Where are you and what are the first steps you’re taking?

      • Steven A Helming
      • July 23, 2019
      Reply

      Onward and forward! Remember your past to build on your accomplishments and wisdom. That is based upon your past. You will be confident. Others will take notice of you.

    • Miranda Ntemesie
    • October 5, 2019
    Reply

    Wow that was great, I feel very inspiring. Thanks very much and let God continue to lead more in Jesus name amen

    1. Reply

      Thanks, Miranda! You are very kind to say that.

      • Laide Oladepo
      • October 23, 2019
      Reply

      Shawn,
      This is good! Nice meeting you here. Am Laide. From Iwo, Nigeria. A private Legal Practitioner since 1991. Like going through your quotes despite work pressure. Am your fan.
      Laide.

      1. Reply

        Thanks very much, Laide! I appreciate your feedback. Please feel free to comment on a few posts that you enjoy, and I’ll see them all. (just might take me a few days to reply) lol

    • Elton taonga
    • October 6, 2019
    Reply

    I like your quotes very inspiring

    1. Reply

      Thanks, Elton! I like you!

    • Margaret Hunte
    • October 20, 2019
    Reply

    I think I’ve said this before , but gave been given a God given talent and you are sharing that with the world! This is something amazing and I pray for you and your family, that you continue to share that talent with your friends, family, and all who will listen, but most of all I pray you continue to listen to the messages that God is giving to you to share with others like myself.
    Shawn, you are Blessed, so continue to Inspire and Aspire, in Jesus name Amen!🤗🙏

    1. Reply

      Thanks very much, Margaret. Your comment comes at an interesting time, because “things of the Spirit” are constantly on my mind and I have been thinking of sharing those thoughts a bit more with this community. I traditionally have kept everything I do online separated from God, but if He’s such a big part of my life, why not share more of that “real” part of me? Your words are further confirmation that I should. 🙂

      Please feel free to comment on a few of my posts, especially under the “Spiritual Thoughts” section. I enjoy keeping up with the visitors here.

        • Patsy
        • November 19, 2019
        Reply

        Dear Shawn I check out the quotes every day and share some with friends and family.
        Have you seen this one my sister told to me 53 years ago.
        “A man of words and not of deeds is like a garden full of weeds.”
        What do you think?
        Cheers
        Queensland
        Australia 🇦🇺

          • shawn
          • November 20, 2019
          Reply

          Hey Patsy, nice talking to you over here. Thanks so much for sharing them with those around you; I LOVE that.

          Yes, the ‘garden full of weeds’ rhyme is cute. I just looked it up & it’s a full poem:

          “A man of words and not of deeds
          Is like a garden full of weeds
          And when the weeds begin to grow
          It’s like a garden full of snow
          And when the snow begins to fall
          It’s like a bird upon the wall
          And when the bird away does fly
          It’s like an eagle in the sky
          And when the sky begins to roar
          It’s like a lion at the door
          And when the door begins to crack
          It’s like a stick across your back
          And when your back begins to smart
          It’s like a penknife in your heart
          And when your heart begins to bleed
          You’re dead, and dead, and dead indeed.”

          -Percy B. Green

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