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    I don't see a thread that is dedicated to motivational or inspirational videos. I know when I am all alone and need a pick me up, a video encouraging me to feel good about myself, can do a world of good. I hope many of you will share the videos that lift you up, when you're feeling down. If not at least this will be where I dump tons of feel good vibes. Enjoy. Now, my only dilemma is, which of the many great videos out there do I start us all off with? :thinking:

This will do nicely I think.



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Can't get by without my glorious metal cheez

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@Mx.Drago Yes!!! Music that motivates is welcome as well. I mainly meant like spoken word but, we all have our own vision of motivation...as we should. Thanks.

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I love music and I use it a lot to get motivation. I'm sorry for the major change in vibe :D lollll

But here's 2 examples of music that motivates me.

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The vibes just fine as far as I'm concerned. Though they may have to move the thread if it takes more of a music theme overall. We shall see. Excellent music choices to get motivated by too. :)

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@Abi Music and music videos, are two totally different beasts, in my opinion.


@MaryMary Ace Base was my jam since I was little. My first cassette tapes were a Christmas classic collection, Queen, and Ace Base.



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@Abi oh I'm sorry, when I think motivation I immediately think of music but I didn't want to derail the thread.



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Motivation takes many forms. There's no wrong one, if it moves you. That's exactly the way this thread should be taken, I think. Videos that motivate. I hope to see many ideas take shape here. It could be many types of videos. Who knows? Maybe one of us is motivated by something someone else never thought of. Perhaps seeing that brief video or sharing that quick thought will change someone else's way they feel about themselves for the positive. That's my hope. I need all the help I can get too. I'm so selfish. LOL.

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I love those kind of videos that have a kind of "challenge" tone to them, a call to action if you will. I would love to make one about "trans is beautifull" but here's a example of the tone I like :


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@MaryMary This is an absolutely awesome video. I will watch it many times. I have a feeling this is one many of us will enjoy. If you get to make your video, I am positive it will be great.

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55 minutes ago, MaryMary said:

I love those kind of videos that have a kind of "challenge" tone to them, a call to action if you will. I would love to make one about "trans is beautifull".

Very invigorating video @MaryMary! Wow, it gets your blood pumping just thinking about it after watching. It brings emotion right to the forefront and emboldens the viewer. There was one clip from a movie I had not seen. The teenager who was cutting her hair to look more masculine...Does anyone know what movie that was?


Susan R?

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I love the raw power of this.


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@Mx.Drago That is one of the best speeches Charlie Chaplin ever gave in my opinion. It was such a powerful statement then and has long lasted the test of time. Excellent choice. :thumbsup:

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I needed to hear this today. 


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1 hour ago, Suzanne1 said:

Wow, quite the interesting thread.  I never thought of videos, recorded music, or other entertainment media as a means of motivating oneself.  Humankind never ceases to be interesting (at least to me).


@Suzanne1 Thank you for the compliment on this thread idea. I thought many of us would have a different take on motivation. I can certainly agree that a rational discussion is motivating. I believe we honor each other with patience and understanding. Money is not much of a motivator for me. I see no value in paper but, give me a hot cup of coffee and a pleasant conversation and you'll see the wealth in my eyes. That's just me though. I know we all have our direction and totally respect that.

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The path forward is rarely clear and often quite mysterious. Often, as we take a moment to stop and look behind us, there is a reflection upon what we once saw as so vital, wondering if we made all the right steps. Accepting that change will be the only constant we can count on and preparing for anything we face along the way will provide an opportunity for us to put our best foot forward regardless of what direction we are headed. 

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