UPDATE: We picked a winnerCongratulations Kathy, we loved your Mother Teresa quote: “Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love.”

We had SUCH a hard time picking a winner! We also loved these quotes:

“The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea” — Isak Dinesen

“Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways – a wine glass in one hand and chocolate in the other – body thoroughly used up and totally worn-out, screaming at the top of your lungs: ‘Woo Hoo, What a Ride!’ ~ adapted from a quote by Hunter S. Thompson

“Never half ass two things, whole ass one thing.” – Ron Swanson


I’m a big fan of Lisa Copen, creator of Rest Ministries. For years, she has been a beacon of light to so many people. We’ve had so many enlightening and encouraging conversations over the years about community, spirituality, and perseverance in the face of chronic illness.

Now, she’s got a terrific new business: Gutsy Goodness!

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Lisa takes lots of cute little charms and gems and inspirational quotes and scriptures and creates beautiful works of art—necklaces and keychains.


Here I am, wearing a bunch of pieces that inspire me—including the Gutsy Goodness necklace Lisa made just for me. It’s a quote from Bob Dylan:

Behind every beautiful thing there is some kind of pain.

There are days when I wear this necklace that it simply gets me through the day. Sometimes I need a reminder that there is more than pain in this world, that there is beauty.

Lisa loves ChronicBabe so much she’s letting me do a giveaway!

She’ll gift one lucky winner the necklace or keychain of her/his choice. Isn’t that awesome? The selection includes spiritual inspiration, motivational quotes and many more options. And I can tell you, after weeks of wearing my necklace, that the quality is excellent.

How do you enter the giveaway?

Share your favorite inspirational quote in the comments below. I’ll take entries until Tuesday, July 19 at midnight. I’ll have a friend pick the best quote of all, and the winner will get something beautiful!

Can’t wait to check our Lisa’s creations? We’ve got a coupon code!

Just for us, Lisa is offering a limited-time discount. Go to Gutsy Goodness and use the coupon code GUTSYBABES to get 15% off anything. It expires July 30, and requires a minimum purchase of $18. #worthit