Hope, friends and humor

A place to share messages of hope, friendship and humor.



  • By poksa · New reply December 10, 2013
  • 14 replies
  • (This was first posted on April 16, 2013). I had an epiphany. Last week in the wee hour of the morning, as I was traipsing in the dark to the bathroom to take my Tarceva pill, the glow of the power light ...

Another small step thru the greiving

  • By tuttiefruittie · New reply December 9, 2013
  • 9 replies
  • Hi all This weekend I made one more small step in my grieving process. No one knows I was doing this but my mother. The day that we had dad's funeral the funeral director gave me dad's watch and railroad ...

Guess what tomorrow is ... it's Throwback Thursday!

  • By MizK · New reply December 6, 2013
  • 22 replies
  • That means you have to join in the fun! We are in a battle, but we are not beaten. Throwback Thursday is about taking a little piece of life back! So, you have to do one thing that you used to do but ...


  • By Russia · New reply December 5, 2013
  • 22 replies
  • http://www.youtube.com/embed/cFqqWmV0PtY ?rel=0 Garden ...


  • By Russia · New reply December 3, 2013
  • 11 replies
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-TorkK- x6M Enjoy the music America the Beautiful in Autumn: Peak Fall Foliage Dates for 48 States [50 PICS] http://www.lovethesepics.com/2013/10/ame rican-the-beautiful-in-autumn-peak-fall ...

Bah Humbug?

  • By Attootsie · New reply December 2, 2013
  • 13 replies
  • Hi all, can you tell what kind of mood I'm in? Wishing I was sitting somewhere warm with a tropical drink in my hand! Instead I'm sitting watching Old Christmas movies while it is a white out outside ...

Thanksgiving day

  • By tuttiefruittie · New reply December 2, 2013
  • 5 replies
  • Well. Thanksgiving marked our first holiday without dad. Before I went to mom's I stopped by the grave yard to visit dad's grave. I still cannot visit without crying. I don't care though it makes me feel ...

Inspiration for thanksgiving

  • By forpaul · New reply November 28, 2013
  • 3 replies
  • My dear Inspire family, As Thanksgiving day approaches, I want to share some special words written by St. Francis de Sales that have helped me through life. These words can have particular meaning for ...

What a difference a day makes!

  • By Blowininthewind · New reply November 26, 2013
  • 3 replies
  • Yesterday was one of a series of sunny days here. I had to go out early and the sun shone so brightly I had to dip my eyes. A band of mist clung to the river like a woman reluctant to leave her lover's ...

A Mostly Lurker Says Thanks to the Posters

  • By sistercares · New reply November 26, 2013
  • 6 replies
  • I admit to mostly lurking on the Inspire website and I suspect for every member who posts, there are likely hundreds like me who just read the posts. With Thanksgiving coming up soon, I wanted to take ...

"Everybody Hurts ... Sometimes"

  • By Dwindle · New reply November 23, 2013
  • 41 replies
  • Dear Inspire Friends, Two years ago, on this very date, I began to lurk here on Inspire. Bill was very sick and though he was still in the diagnostic phase, I was frightened that he would, ultimately ...

"Anybody Here Seen My Old Friend ...?"

  • By Dwindle · New reply November 22, 2013
  • 28 replies
  • Dear Inspire Friends, As a Canadian, you might wonder why this date, forever changed 50 years ago, would matter to me. The truth is that when John Kennedy died, our family of six brothers and sisters ...


  • By Russia · New reply November 21, 2013
  • 18 replies
  • So yummy. http://www.buzzfeed.com/juliapugachevsky /foods-russians-grew-up-with?s=mobile Russian food ...

Is there an afterlife?

  • By ChumPoo · New reply November 21, 2013
  • 9 replies
  • One random question which has nothing to do with anything on here really but I read this interesting article and would be interested to hear what people thought! http://www.independent.co.uk/news/scienc ...

Boycott on the holidays

  • By tuttiefruittie · New reply November 21, 2013
  • 18 replies
  • I wish I could boycott the holidays this year. I just want to skip Thanksgiving and Christmas. Christmas is no longer as much fun now since my daughter is older. It seems like folks do not appreciate ...

Cheer to our girlfriends

  • By Russia · New reply November 21, 2013
  • 5 replies
  • This article is very interesting regarding friendships. Enjoy! Subject: Girlfriend Time: Advice from Stanford University Why getting to-gether is important. I remember my precious and wise friend Lynda ...

We Matter to Each Other

  • By Dwindle · New reply November 17, 2013
  • 31 replies
  • Dear Inspire Friends, Since November 2011, even before Bill had a full diagnosis, I had quietly lurked here. When the diagnostic process was complete and a treatment plan put in place, I would look here ...

"Read All About It"

  • By Dwindle · New reply November 15, 2013
  • 14 replies
  • Dear Inspire Friends, The title of this new Discussion is actually the title of a song. You may wonder why I would post this to all of you. Indeed, it is not to 'grab' your attention. But, rather to share ...

A close Friend has Cancer

  • By Attootsie · New reply November 15, 2013
  • 2 replies
  • Hi Gang! Husband and I went to a fundraiser last night for a close Friend. He is going thru a lot! Earlier this year he and his family lost their Family Restaurant it had been in the Family at least 30 ...

Whose picture is that?

  • By tvoltagg · New reply November 15, 2013
  • 9 replies
  • When you go to a any post on the Insplre website, there is a picture of a gentleman in the upper right corner. Who is that? Just curious. Tom ...
Photo of Dave Grant

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