I am not one for email chains- they were a thing of my preteen years and even then, I didn't head the warning that if I did not send the email to 10 of my closest friends I would die alone, an old cat woman. Yes the LoL catz are cute and can't spell, but I don't want to wake up to more junk mail; I already receive enough emails as it is. But for some reason, this chain peeked my curiosity. It had the potential to be different. This chain was sparking digital inspiration. People will pass on quotes or tidbits of wisdom to keep you motivated for finish your day. I found this to be an interesting social experiment. With how selfish our society is at times, will we, the average Joe, take 5 minutes out of our day to inspire someone else? I had to find out. Here is what the email said:

Email Directions

Hey guys! Some of my friends have started a collective, constructive, and hopefully uplifting exchange. It's a one-time thing and we hope you will participate. We have picked those we think would be faithful, and make it fun. Please send an encouraging quote or verse to the person whose name is in position 1 below (only position one! even if you don't know him or her). It should be a favorite text verse/motivational poem/prayer/meditation that has lifted you when you were experiencing challenging times. Don't agonize over it--it is one you reach for when you need it or the one that you always turn to.
NOTE: I have removed personal emails and last names from this.   1. Misha S.
emailaddress@here.com
2. Rania R. emailaddress@here.com
 
After you've sent the short verse/meditation/quote/etc. to the person in position 1, and only that person, copy this letter into a new email, move my name to position 1. and put your name in position 2. Only my name and your name should show when you email. 
 
Send to 10 friends BCC (blind copy). If you cannot do this in five days, let us know so it will be fair to those participating. It's fun to see where they come from. 
Seldom does anyone drop out because we all need new ideas and inspiration. The turnaround is fast, as there are only two names on the list, and you only have to do it once...then you will start getting some uplifting messages in your inbox from others!
Thanks!
I decided to answer the email and send the idea to my 10 friends, with my name in spot 2 and Rania's in spot 1. The hard part was what to send to Misha. To me, colors, patterns and textures are just as motivational as quotes. So I found some bright, geometric quotes and some fun textures on Pinterest and hoped they would be as excited by pink as I am.
I wasn't really expecting anything in return, but for the next week, I received a steady flow of inspirational emails. I was thrilled! And to be honest, still am. Here are some of the quotes I was sent:
InspirationQuotesIf you would like to participate in the inspirational email chain, send me an email at: basicallybubbly@gmail.com with "Inspiration Exchange" in the subject line. Be sure to copy and paste the email directions from this post into the body of your email.  I can't wait to see all the inspiration!

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