Wednesday, December 14, 2011


The stimulation of the mind and feelings to special
             or unusual activity or creativity.

Inspiration comes in many forms and means many things.  A simple word can invoke intense feelings good or bad.  A beautiful item found in nature can unleash a wave of creativity.  A heartwarming story may find you reaching out to help others.  What inspires you?  

Below are some inspirational words and what they mean to me.

  The emotional state which promotes the belief in a positive outcome
 related to events and circumstances in one's life.

When I see the word Hope I always think of my high school friend Tracy.  She is a breast cancer survivor and hope, to me, means one day we will find a cure.

This word also inspired me to create the above necklace which I sold for Tracy's
 Team Boobilicious fundraiser for breast cancer research.  All monies received for 
these necklaces were donated to her team. 

To have confidence in the truth, the existance or the reliability of something, although without absolute proof that one is right in doing so.

I believe.....hmmm, this is a tough one to put into words.  It's more a state of mind for me. 
For some reason, today while walking Rosa (the black dog of Black Dog Jewelry), I was thinking of how a blind man must put all his belief in his seeing eye dog to help him cross the street!

 An intense emotion of affection, warmth, fondness, and regard 
towards a person or thing.

Love is a warm puppy (or is that happiness).
  Love is my husband, my son, my dog, my family, my friends, my health, my sense of well get the picture.

Happy Holidays from Black Dog Jewelry!