About Us

the Thought CollectorDaily Medication for the soul. Quotations and words of wisdom to motivate and inspire. Since January 2008 we have provided a Thought for the Day from famous and not so famous individuals, some still living, some not.

We believe that words are powerful, they have the power to tear you down and they have they have the power to build you up… the choice really, is yours.

We strive to provide thought provoking quotes that cause you to pause and reflect on your day to day life, to think about what is important and what is not. The daily thoughts we provide are not necessarily the opinions of anyone associated with this web site and are left solely up to the interpretation of the reader.

If you would like to receive a Thought of the Day in your email Click Here to Subscribe. Email delivery is provided by Google’s Feedburner a rss feed and email subscription service. Should you choose to unsubscribe it is easy with just one click. View our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy

Would you like to contribute to Thought of the Day? You may submit a quote for consideration if you like. Please include attribution.  Contact Us

Who are we really…

We are just plain simple people who have opted out of the rat race for a simpler lower stress lifestyle. Instead of relying solely on the daily commute to work we continue to search for ways to earn an income from home, hence the name HomeInsteaders. We have learned that small incomes from many sources is easier than working a 9-5 job that makes us miserable.

We raise an organic garden and free range chickens and ducks. We are not looking for untold wealth for we have learned that money does not buy us happiness. To learn more about who we are, if you are so inclined, visit our home @ RiverRest.net


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About Us — 46 Comments

  1. Hello,I think this is great things
    for us, because we are able to getting such things which are very precious for human being.
    Thanks & very good morning for all of you.

  2. Hi there. I love this site and have been checking in on a daily basis for a few years now. Interestingly, the other day was my birthday (September 17th) and you didn’t publish a “Thought for Today”. Just an anomaly? I found it to be mysterious – as of course I looking forward to your selection on my big day! Thanks for all you do, Glenn.

    • Good gosh, you are right Glenn. I apologize for the oversight. In eight years I don’t recall ever missing a day. I remember when scheduling Thursday’s thought that my connection was not what it should be. We’ll blame it on the satellite! Thanks for bringing it to my attention. We appreciate your reading Thought for the Day and Happy Birthday!

  3. Your site is the way I start my work day everyday. I’ve recently moved to a country where english is not the first language which keeps me on my toes. However I’m lucky enough to enjoy my job and your quotes help me find new ways of appreciating it, life and the daily challenges that make life interesting.

    Great work,

    Many thanks

  4. I love getting this in my inbox every morning, but I am changing email addys. Where can I change my email so I don’t miss anything?

  5. how do i subscribe for it? i would like to receive the thought for the day, so that it will be a boost to start my day.

  6. A quote for you to consider publishing

    “A life is like a garden…”

    Leonard Nimoy –Spock in Star Wars who passed away 27 Feb 2015

  7. Dear Sir/Mam,

    Namaste..!!!

    Kindly send the Daily Thought of the Day..!!

    Regards,
    Sanjay Singh
    Assistant Training Manager
    Fortune Inn Haveli
    Plot No. 235, Sector 11
    Gandhinagar – 382 011
    Gujarat, India

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  9. December 13th thought of the day says Sunday and its Saturday December 13th. Just an FYI
    Love the quotes everyday and so does my workplace so thank you!

    • Thanks Elizabeth. Got my days mixed up! I’ts rewarding to hear that folks enjoy the thoughts we post. Thanks for reading!

  10. I have subscribed to your site for about three years now and I just want to say how much I enjoy it. They’re very positive affirmations and logic to think about when starting your morning and going about your day. Keep up the good work!

  11. Could I suggest the following as a quote

    “I don’t see the point in measuring
    Life in terms of time anymore
    I’d rather measure life in terms
    Of making a difference.”

    ~ Stephen Sutton

    The 19-year-old, from Burntwood in Staffordshire, raised more than £3.2m ($5.36m) for charity after news of his plight spread on social media.
    In a post announcing Stephen’s death on 14 May 2014, Jane Sutton said he was a “courageous, selfless, inspirational son”.
    Stephen was diagnosed with terminal cancer aged 15.
    Rather than dwell on his misfortune, the teenager drew up a “bucket list” of things he wanted to achieve before he died.
    This led to him completing a skydive and playing drums in front of 90,000 people before the Uefa Champions League final at Wembley last May, among various achievements.

  12. Hello sir,

    If i want to write my own thought here for posted if you really like thought written by me then what i have to do.

  13. Hi, I’m very interested in how you send these quotes.
    Do you manually send them out each day to all of us subscribers?
    That is a lot of work! Or perhaps you have an automated system that you might be kind enough to share as I’d like to do the same one day.
    Cheers and thanks for your efforts,
    Ande

  14. I am subscribe but quit receiving them about a week ago. I am now having to go to the website every morning. Tried to click on contact but it takes you no where.

    • @Michelle, our records show your email address is still active. Have you checked your spam folder? Have you added homeinsteader @ gmail to your safe list. Our hosting recently upgraded their servers and are still working out the bugs. You could try unsubscribing and then re-subscribing. My apologies for the problems and please let me know if they persist.

  15. Hi,
    i like your site and thought, it is really very nice n excellent i really impress your thought, i like you………….

  16. Hi there,
    I send across “Thought of the day” to my entire team in an email form on a daily basis and it has now become a part of my daily tasks at the office. It was an embarassment that I wasn’t able to send it today as i don’t see one on your website. It’s difficult to explain the same things to multiple people again & again about my not sending it to them. Any reason you would like to put forward?

    • Hello, My apologies for the delay in delivering today’s thought. Sometimes there are circumstances beyond our control. We rarely miss but occasionally it does happen. Today’s thought is now live on the website and will be included with tomorrows delivery.

  17. Just stumbled across your site. It makes exciting and interesting reading. We are attempting to live a similar lifestyle, on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. I gave up my work as a health professional and retrained to become a weaver. Now I listen to the song of the loom and not the grumbles of patients! I am also the keeper of a variety of livestock. Life is so full now. How did I ever get time to work!

    • Hi Reginald, Thanks for stopping by and sharing your story. More and more people are learning that that a simple and modest lifestyle is much better that the hurried, greedy gotta have it all lifestyle. Lily Tomlin said, “Even if you win the rat race you are still a rat.”

      Best of luck in your endeavors.

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