originally posted on June 14, 2011

Exactly ten days ago, while I was on Facebook I started to think that I am constantly on this website to look at other people’s pictures and to know their business. I basically have become an FB rat! Then, I began to think about my family in the Philippines whom I haven’t seen in seven years, which ironically see them all the time on FB! It has been a long time  since I last had a great conversation with my siblings and I truly miss that! I surely thought, “hmm…maybe instead of wasting my time on FB, I can utilize this tool by sending just a quick note to my sisters and brother to see how they have been – besides, I have to get to know them. It’s been a while.”

So, the a-ha moment went just like that!

In a snap, I sent my first email. The email that I sent was my current thought at that time, which I was dying to share to the people who are dear to me. Of course, I shared to my husband and he graciously answered them all. But I wanted more people to read it or hear it. So, I hit the mail button and started typing all my siblings name on the recipients line: Rachel, Yedelilah, Sammy and Honey. Then, after sending that – I had another thing to say – then, all of these inspiring stories, lessons I’ve learned, read, heard started to come back to me. The feeling I had that moment was surreal. Maybe even weird. I felt natural with the idea of writing and inspiring people.

The challenge for me was to make a 30-day commitmment of emailing them without the expectation of getting a reply back (although, there has been healthy discussions).

Ten days later – I am true to my commitmment but this time, I want to include any individuals who would like to get to know themselves and be successful! Thus, the birth of this site.

Prior to that light bulb coming on, I have always wanted to share what I have read, experienced and realized to a broader audience. I wanted to inspire and make other people think about who they are and what they can be. I wanted to truly experience what life really means despite the many pursuits that we are trying to chase. I wanted to really share my purpose in life to you – and to the world.

I want YOU all to aspire; be motivated and succeed while at the same time, doing myself a favor – of releasing these ideas towards YOU!

And, please would you tell me – if you have felt your aspirations, your motivations and your success in your face?

I will be waiting for your stories.

Email me: identity_solutions@yahoo.com

– Alpha Miguel-Sanford

36 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Adrian Pantonial
    Aug 04, 2011 @ 21:11:37

    Awesome blog! I’m amazed at how you have this much inspiration and content considering you just started your WP blog in June 2011. 😉 I’m glad to have virtually met a like-minded person.

    As for me, here are the reasons why I write: http://seekersportal.wordpress.com/2011/07/30/this-is-why-i-write/


  2. Mary Cowley
    Oct 09, 2011 @ 16:38:02

    I appreciate that you are living consciously and inspiring others to do the same! Thank you for visiting Radical Bliss.


  3. kathryningrid
    Nov 14, 2011 @ 16:34:56

    Indeed, WHY NOT! This is indeed a fine forum for creating community around the idea that we can all learn from and be inspired by each other–for that’s exactly what joining the Blogiverse has done for me, too. I’ll gladly get on this bandwagon!


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  5. Foodoofus
    Nov 26, 2011 @ 23:00:22

    Thank you for liking one of my posts, my story of inspiration, motivation and hopefully in due time success is within the website you have read. Subscribe and see my growing content, to get a better feel as to why I do the things, I do for the small business restaurants I work with.


  6. Rasta teacher
    Dec 02, 2011 @ 05:08:05

    What a wonderful idea. I´ll do my best to spread your positivity 🙂

    perfect love


  7. handstitch
    Dec 06, 2011 @ 14:23:40

    I love coming for an inspiring fit 😀 THANK YOU for the positive vibes.


  8. thispedestrianlife
    Jan 08, 2012 @ 16:42:18

    Thank you for reading my blog and leading me to yours. I love what you’re doing here to inspire and connect.


  9. A Dose of R&R
    Jan 15, 2012 @ 18:32:12

    Alpha – I just started my blog 4 days ago, so I am still getting my feet wet in the blogisphere. Thanks for liking my post about Red Tails. The Tuskegee Airmen are truly an inspiration and I can’t wait to see the movie. I love what you are doing with your blog and will be back often for more inspiration! Cheers!


  10. dakky dak
    Jan 16, 2012 @ 02:22:12

    You are awesome! It proves that even though I just lost my job I am still inspired daily by all the positiveness around me. It was meant to be that I found your blog and will subscribe in hopes of hearing more from you. Thank you for creating your blog, it is truly motivational and acts as that spark I needed to continue mine own. Thanks and happy blogging.


  11. yourlifeforce
    Jan 16, 2012 @ 15:09:09

    Thanks for dropping by my blog. I’ll read your posts with interest and sure they will inspire. Paul.


  12. theblondemonstersblog
    Jan 16, 2012 @ 19:17:41

    Thanks for checking out my blog-I appreciate the “like”! I will be checking out your posts too!!


  13. nil
    Jan 16, 2012 @ 19:22:05

    Thanks for stopping by my blog as well. I’m trying to be more consistent in posting and your the inspire, motivate, succeed message is definitely helping! Can’t wait to see what else you write 🙂


  14. eventsplanningandprinting
    Jan 18, 2012 @ 19:26:37

    Thank you for stopping by to check out my blog. I am happy to read this blog as well and plan to stop by often. I certainly can use all the inspiration and motivation I can get! What a wonderful idea… Thank you, Cathy



  15. Tiffany
    Jan 20, 2012 @ 23:04:36

    Fantastic Blog! I am glad to have found it. 🙂


  16. yawriterinthemaking
    Jan 22, 2012 @ 12:58:25

    Thank you for liking my latest blog post; feel free to check out the Teen Issues category section on my home page for similar posts. Your blog seems similar to mine; I look foward to reading it each week 😀


    • AMSDaily
      Jan 24, 2012 @ 22:41:15

      I will check it out and thank you for letting me know. I love to read similar topics as what we write and share here. Come by anytime for more inspiration.


  17. christine
    Jan 24, 2012 @ 00:50:31

    thank you for liking one of my posts. though i dont write as good as you .. i am learning. ill be reading more of your blogs.. weeee!


  18. Gary Gorr
    Jan 29, 2012 @ 12:02:54

    Thank you for liking my recent blogpost Focus on What You Can Control.
    I look forward to reading your posts too.


  19. Shweta
    Jan 30, 2012 @ 06:22:38

    Very nice blog, AMS. Its a very nice initiative.. do keep posting! 🙂 And thanks for the like on my blog.


  20. Mark Uhlenberg
    Feb 13, 2012 @ 11:22:54

    I was intrigued by the Hummingbird post you had in January. You have a gift so keep giving. Appreciated you stopping by my blog as well.


    • AMSDaily
      Feb 14, 2012 @ 00:38:31

      Mark – I am glad you read and liked the Hummingbird post! There are other posts you may want to read and reflect on. Thank you for your visit. Come often if you will!


  21. Elisabeth
    Feb 27, 2012 @ 13:13:01

    You have a lot of good material here. Very inspiring and motivating 🙂 Thanks for liking my blog, too!


  22. Chito L. Aguilar
    Mar 14, 2012 @ 01:05:16

    Hi Alpha,

    Kumusta ka?

    I am glad you liked my post, “Wall says All”; and happy too, that it led me to your very interesting blog. Your theme is apt, as everyone wants to aspire, to be motivated and to succeed. I have no doubt that your posts will inspire many persons, as they move across the shifting shades of life.

    Please feel free to visit my blog anytime. You can share my thoughts, verses and poems and reblog them (if you feel they are worth sharing).

    Maraming salamat…



  23. boozilla
    Mar 23, 2012 @ 14:49:46

    What a great thing you are doing! This is terrific. Thank you for the Like on my blog also- I appreciate it very much- I will definitely be back, too.


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