Welcome to Notes of Inspiration where there is an encouraging word waiting for you everyday!
Our mission here at Notes of Inspiration is to encourage you everyday in your walk of life and to bring people together from across the world. We say thank you to over 50 countries that log on every single day! Thank you so much for dropping by. We love you and are praying for you.
Almost five years ago we started this website to encourage the hearts of others. In 30 days we went global and it took off from there. There were days that I had challenges trying to keep up with my life and the ministry of Notes of Inspiration. I wanted to give up but my close friend, Gerard kept me encouraged. He said, “A Tankard is a large, pewter drinking mug designed to share drink with others. You share your wisdom, knowledge and encouragement to others. You are a “Tankard” to the world. Use your gift and pour out of your “Tankard”. Gerard is the one who gave me the idea to use my name symbolically for what I do. If you have a very close friend who encourages you through the good and bad hold on to him. Close friends who love and care for you and your life are priceless. Cherish and celebrate close friends!Thank you so much Gerard for spectacular concept of me being a “Tankard” to the world. Love you much! ~Patrice
Ladies, it is important to remember to take time out for ourselves. Many times we give so much to everyone else, our family, friends, children, work and school projects and other obligations that we forget to focus on our health. Every type of health is significant. Our physical health, emotional health and mental health must be maintained for the best quality of life. My focus in this segment is physical health. I am so blessed to be able to belong to several work out gyms from different companies because of the employee benefits with my company. Therefore, I have no excuse when it comes to staying in great physical shape. I enjoy the freedom to have access 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and meeting so many new friends at each one. I have 3 different trainers who help me to stay in shape. After working out in weight training, circuit training or cardiovascular training, I feel better emotionally, mentally and definitely physically. It’s fun to hang out with friends who have the same mindset to stay in shape, and though 99% of those friends are male, I would much prefer to workout and spend time with some females so that we can talk about everything! It’s worth the time and it’s enjoyable to spend time with people who care about my well-being. Take some time and enjoy the benefits of good exercise to relieve stress and to enhance your moods. You don’t have to workout at a gym to look and feel good. Take walks, do some stretching and focus on exercises that will enhance your overall health. Ladies, healthy is the new “Sexy”. Enjoy your life and take care of your health.
Ladies, you have asked my opinions and what it is that I look for in a gentleman. You already have an idea of my views from previous articles. I always have hope in love and I am a hopeless romantic. My life is extremely exciting in this chapter in it. Be encouraged today and never give up on love. If you don’t already have the right man in your life, all is not lost. Take it from me. Real love is worth the wait. You may have to go through a few terrible relationships before the right one happens. But when the right relationship happens you will know it and feel it. Live your life and never give up on love. When you are blessed with ”that awesome gentleman” in your life who loves you, who absorbs you and his soul and life renders the words of this song, then you are blessed without measure. It feels great to have this type of love, devotion, dedication and committment. Watch this Video by Kem. These are the words that we wait for. I enjoy these words finally and I am emersed and totally consumed. Spectacular!
Ladies, never give up on love. It’s yours for the taking.
Where would you like to be in five years.? What do you see yourself doing? Think about your life being improved and transformed. Transformation begins in the mind. “…be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind…” Once your mind becomes renewed, your possibilities are increased and possibly your faith. Explore new possibilities.
If you have ever been hurt in relationships it will make you think twice before entering into another relationship. However, never give up on love. But make sure that the previous chapter in your life is totally closed before moving on to another.
For example, in my case, I was in a relationship with someone who I was deeply in love with. However, it did not work out, so I am forced to move on and I am happy to. I will not bring baggage from my preivious relationship to the relationship that I am in now. It is not fair to do that. Ladies, if you are a good woman and you know how to treat a man, you will have no problem getting into a relationship. I am confident to understand that I love deeply, I love to nurture and spoil others, I enjoy accommodating a loving man, I love listening and comforting him, cooking, and being domestic when I need to be. I cannot let the devastation that I experienced in my previous relationship scar the deep love that I deserve in my relationship now or in the future.
One day I woke up and realized that my life is just beginning and that not all men are liars and cheaters. Not all men are unfaithful. This is the reason why we as women should not give up hope. Previously, I had vowed to myself that I would never date again, fall in love again or marry again, and it was all based on the fact that I was severely mistreated, abused, cheated on, lied to and totally disrespected. I am so glad that I woke up and “smelled the coffee”. Why should I refrain from living a life of happiness and love? I shouldn’t! And you shouldn’t either. I am enjoying my life like never before and I’m glad I stepped out to try again and to love again! It is so much better than any other experience ever!
Ladies, take your previous devastation in your relationships and learn from them. I am so glad that I went through what I did. It was horrific and even life threatening. But one thing is for sure, I am more appreciative of my new love and relationship. You can have the same wonderful experience. I have learned to move on and love again. I will never vow to refrain from love again. I am so glad that I came to my senses and experienced euphoric happiness without measure. Ladies, move on and love again and again! ~Patrice Tankard #InALovingRelationship
Today focus on pampering yourself. Whatever it is that makes you feel special go ahead and do it. Maybe you like to read or relax or maybe you can pop in a DVD to watch while you unwind. You can even do something as simple as taking a walk. However, get in tune with the peaceful side of your spirit. It is the most blessing of all to have the freedom to do what you want to do whenever you want to do it. I am thrilled to finally in my life have this freedom. I am not hindered from anything or anyone from my past and I have a bright future a head of me full of unlimited love, luxury, blessings, opportunities and the like. Enjoy your time of pampering today and this weekend. Tune in to the quiet whispers of your spirit. Allow yourself to listen to your spirit and the spirit of God. You may be surprised at you what you hear. Enjoy! I will! We will be back Saturday night. See you back here soon!
There is a song that was written that says, “Count your blessings, name them one by one. Count your blessings, see what the Lord has done. Count your blessings name them one by one. Count your many blessings and see what God has done.”
This song encourages us to not only to count blessings but to take notice of even small blessings. We should never take things for granted but realize that all sized blessings are blessings just the same. Whether the blessing is as simple as breathing involuntarily or as intense as being healed from cancer, all blessings are to be taken with great gratitude. Whether large or small give God the thanks and honor for providing you with these blessings. Count them!
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29: 11-13
Trust that if you’re doing your job as a Christian, the Devil is trying to do his job as the destroyer. Just stand still and know that He’s God (Psalm 46:10). The enemy may try to deceive you into thinking God has done you wrong, but Psalms 9:8 clearly states that God is a judge of justice. God has so many blessings in store for each and every one of His children. Deception may try to lead you to believe that you have fallen too far from God to come back, but as we reviewed in yesterday’s post, “his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime.”
Have you felt overwhelmed lately? Do you have a hard time getting everything done that needs to be done? Life is fast and sometimes stressful. Take a deep breath and take the time to gather your wits about you. All the things that worry you or concern you will probably still be here after you are gone. Don’t let the pressures of life take you out. The peace of God surpasses all understanding. It is important to find the time to “exhale” and bask in serenity. God can handle any problem that you may have. Take the time to ask him for help and to rest and relax in His peace.