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Get Inspired

GET INSPIRED                                                                                                    

We live in at a time when the world can sometimes seem a bit harsh and so a little inspiration can give us a much-needed boost. I guess that why I decided to create this Get Inspired section, to share some of my favorite quotes that inspired me when I needed a boost.


Some of these quotes will be meaningful to those of you who had the b … courage to leave everything behind and live a dream, create a new life and make amazing memories for yourselves and your kids. Bravo to you – you are an inspiration to me and many around you.


I also wanted to shine the light on some organizations that are making a difference so I’ll share my experience as a Lions club member for over 12 years and give you some ideas of things you can participate in if you have some time to give.

So if you have any comments, quotes or stories I am all ears at




Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. –Napoleon Hill


Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. –Albert Einstein


Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—

I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference.  –Robert Frost


I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse. –Florence Nightingale


You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. –Wayne Gretzky


I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. –Michael Jordan


The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. –Amelia Earhart


Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. –Babe Ruth


Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement. –W. Clement Stone


Life isn’t about getting and having, it’s about giving and being. –Kevin Kruse


Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans. –John Lennon


We become what we think about. –Earl Nightingale


Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore, Dream, Discover. –Mark Twain


Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. –Charles Swindoll


The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. –Alice Walker


The mind is everything. What you think you become.  –Buddha


The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. –Chinese Proverb


An unexamined life is not worth living. –Socrates


Eighty percent of success is showing up. –Woody Allen


Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. –Steve Jobs


Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is. –Vince Lombardi


I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions. –Stephen Covey


Every child is an artist.  The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. –Pablo Picasso


You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. –Christopher Columbus


I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. –Maya Angelou


Either you run the day, or the day runs you. –Jim Rohn


Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right. –Henry Ford

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. –Mark Twain


Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it.  Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


The best revenge is massive success. –Frank Sinatra


People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing.  That’s why we recommend it daily. –Zig Ziglar


Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. –Anais Nin


This section is important for me because as Melvin Jones, founder of Lions Club International said “You can’t get very far until you start doing something for somebody else. » I guess you can also say it is the motto for This site. I love to help.



I’m an active member of Lions Club Sabaudia – 17 members, 17 wonderfully busy, interesting and giving women from Chambery and Aix-Les-Bains. I’m so very proud of our accomplishments helping mostly women’s and children’s charities by organizing events such as planting tulips against cancer or organizing a clothes drive for a handicapped athlete. The list of charities we have helped is long as is the number of hours devoted to giving. It can sometimes feel like a lot of work but it’s so rewarding and only the good stands out in my mind.


If ever you have some extra time and want to help out contact me at!!

The different clubs of our area, Savoie and Haute Savoie


Albertville Les 4 Vallées

Albertville Olympique

Chambéry Aix Le Revard

Chambéry Aix Les Bains

Chambéry Aix Sabaudia

Courchevel Tarentaise

Saint Jean de Maurienne Arc en Ciel

Saint Jean de Maurienne Val d’Arc

Savoie Lamartine



Annecy Doyen

Annecy Impérial

Annecy Lac


Mont Blanc Léman

Annemasse Genevois


Mont Blanc

Thonon Evian les Bains

Thonon Lac et Montagnes

My club

Lions Club Sabaudia

Lions Club Doyen – one of the oldest clubs of France exclusively men.

Lions Club Aix-Le Revard – all mens club of Aix-les-Bains.

Lions Club Savoie LaMartine – a mixed club in Chambery.







Rotary of Chambery

Dent Du Chat


Combe de Savoie


Or look up their page on Facebook pages.


Rotary Bourget du lac


Rotary of Aix-les-Bains









Red Cross – Croix Rouge







Lemann Lake

Some other service clubs that exist in France

You can also help out the town you live in by asking your Mayor when they organize trash clean ups like this one at the end of Bourget du Lac.

Want to help out the ski resorts? Once the snow is gone, treasures left behind on the slopes and need picking up and a wonderful group of people started an internet site to organize the clean-up – check it out.

Sorry, only in French but write with your questions.


Also, local schools would love to have a true mother tongue English teacher!! Just go in and ask – they love the initiative and you’ll be truly helping out locally.


Kennels (Chenil or Refuge des animaux) and SPA Société Protection des Animaux sometimes need dog walkers and cat petters.


Aix les Bains


Chenil Intercommunal

50 chem Charrette, 73200 ALBERTVILLE

04 79 32 72 04


Thonon les Bains



Get Inspired to sweat and collect money to help fight Breast Cancer. Sign up for the Odyssea run on May 21st. Three races, 2km and 4km for mothers and children even strollers and the 8km timed race through the Parc Verney in Chambery. Chambery is one 9 cities in France to host the run. A wonderful event.





I hope to find other great giving initiatives to post really soon.





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