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Blog Your Blessings Sundays: Inspiration...

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To most people, the word "inspiration" means a spiritual connection one only assumes they can have by a religious epiphany of some sort... to others, the word has been reduced to a crappy poster their employer put up to motivate them... to bloggers, it's that moment where they feel they could blog a novel about "something" as opposed to a quicky-update just to keep things fresh...

We all have them... or it... at times... at other times, our "inspiration" abandons us.

...but my oh my, when something inspires us, we can all move mountains.

Inspiration triggers motivation which, in turn, usually triggers creativity of sorts... which could be simply a thought process or building a huge temple or cathedral.

This blog... for example... and our dream...

Escaping some bad times inspired me to look at pictures of buses... the pictures I found inspired my family to dream about what "might be"... the thought that we shouldn't give up on that idea inspired this blog...

Et voila!

Almost anything can "inspire" people... places, art work, literature, philosophy, and even other people...

Not all acts of inspiration are good... but I think we can all agree that there is something terribly cathartic to ourselves when we act on our inspiration. There is a sense of purpose... of accomplishment... of just doing something because it seems right.

Sometimes, inspirational acts fail... like we may fail here... but I've rarely found people that truly regret working on something by dint of inspiration. They tried... like we are... and sometimes they fail... sometimes, they succeed.

When they succeed, the world does notice... because inspirational acts are from the heart.

My blessing today is inspiration.

Sue and the kid inspire me to work hard and provide better.
The bus and our dreams inspire me to work hard on this blog.
People, in general, inspire me to try and help the world around me.

...heck, the mysterious and unknown... and a thirst for knowledge... inspire me to study and learn as much as I can about my chosen fields of "hobby-studies".

Inspiration is a blessing... whether you were inspired by God, your wife or husband, your kid, your views on something, or if you're like us and inspired by one old green bus... it's a great thing.

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The standard last note on the old blog... PLEASE SUPPORT THE DREAM!

This blog is here to help promote a dream that an entire family shares... that dream is to rescue an old London Double-Decker bus.

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Please, if you have a few minutes, take some time to find out more about this bus and the kooky dream by clicking here.

This bus is VERY special to myself and the whole family, and any help any person can lend us would be most gratefully accepted.

If you or someone you know might be interested, there's our tiny banner site, HelpCoverTheBus.Com and a PayPal donation button (see the upper-right hand side of the blog) and, of course, a Cafe Press shop for T-Shirts and shtuff!
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Please help us make this dream a reality and save a piece of history!

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Please Note: We are also hoping for help from a public relations/marketing standpoint... If you might be able to assist OR know someone who might be willing to, please click here and read this entry...

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One Old Green Bus

This blog was started in April of 2006... its original itent was really twofold. One was to be a "sounding board" for it's author... and the other... well...

At the time we started this, your humble author was unemployed and going through the usual crisis situations that arise from being jobless.

We (my wife, stepdaughter, and I,) used to "amuse" ourselves (read: Take our minds off our troubles) by more-or-less fantasizing as a family about what we'd do when things "turned around". Along this route, we discussed going to England on a vacation... and in that, alighted on "double-decker buses".

We kind of adopted one bus... Regent Low Height 3... as Our Bus... and we used to talk about what we'd do with "our bus" if we got it... from fixing it up to the trips we'd take on it.

Along the way, we became students of the history of this bus which HONESTLY seemd it was truly for us... trouble was, we couldn't afford the bus and weren't in a position to work towards the bus... so we had a couple of options...

Since the bus' position was sketchy (there's a chance she might be sold for scrap or "carved up" in other ways,) we could forget about her and pretend she didn't exist...

...or we could TRY... ask for help... put our dream of owning and saving "One Old Green Bus" into the universe and see what happens...

As of February, 2008, we knew that there was a perspective buyer for the bus (not us, obviously,) and made some difficult decisions... The first was that we wouldn't "beg" for help anymore and give the little money we received to a few different charities both online and off... and the second was simply hope that either we find a corporate sponsor (for an "ad" idea we have, click here to about read that,) or even a patron who see's the value in a silly family's dream...

But, if the bus is about to be purchased by someone who's planning on restoring it and they "get there first", we wish them well and are glad that at least Our One Old Green Bus is in a safe place being looked after.

For now, though, we are still hoping WE might be the ones to get our One Old Green Bus and see a family dream come true...

Regardless, this blog WILL continue... and we will still "go for" a bus of our own... but this blog will ALWAYS be dedicated to our own One Old Green Bus.

Want to know more about Regent Low Height buses? Click here!

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