The writer's mindset sees possibilities for stories in the oddest places. The trick is to snatch these ideas and put them to work. For instance as I cleaned out some old files today, I found a pamphlet on "Prayer." I thought about how the discipline to write is much like the discipline of prayer. Walla, an idea is born.
The trick is to put the ideas you collect throughout the day to work. We don't have time to develop an entire article or story for every idea on the same day they are born, but it's imperative that you write them down in an idea file with enough information to jog your memory to return to the inspiration that called it into being.
Take one of the ideas you came across today and write a rough draft of a story or article.