I’m going through a rough patch in my personal life right now, dealing with a family crisis. Life has it’s ups and downs and while I’m fortunate to have more ups than downs these days, I still have to get through the downs. With healthy habits, a sense of self-worth, and a good support network I know I’ll get through this rough patch, hopefully with some amount of kindness and grace.
During this time the rest of my life continues on as if nothing has happened. I have the same commitments, needs, and goals as I had before the crisis started, but as a result of dealing with the crisis I have fewer resources to deal with it. As usual, it’s time to get back to basics and practice self-care. Self-care, check.
As I procrastinated writing this week’s blog post I thought about the things I intend to do, and the things I want to do, versus doing what I really need to do- rest and renew my personal resources.
I intended to sit down and write but the words wouldn’t come. As I struggled to get started, I thought about skipping this week’s post. When I was just about ready to give up I decided to write about what I’m going through- to inspire and encourage myself and my experience, and to inspire and encourage you, for surely you’ve gone through a rough patch, too.
With that in mind, here are some inspiring and encouraging words I saved for a rainy day that just happens to be today.
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Want to get inspired? Need a boost? Want to start or end your day on a high note? Read on, my friends, read on!
I love sharing a daily dose of inspiration on my Twitter and Facebook page. Many of my readers seem to love them, too. Today’s post is all about inspiration. I’m sharing some of my favorite ideas for living a great life because some days, like today, I just need some sweet inspiration!
Get inspired. Get going. Live YOUR great life!
I have a few more quotes about great living to share. If you’re like me, you write down your favorite and stick it somewhere you’ll see it every day because life is too awesome to not live every day to the fullest.
“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”
~ Maria Robinson
“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”
~ Dalai Lama
“You are today where your thoughts have brought you;
you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.”
“The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.”
~Frank Loyd Wright
“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
I hope you found a little inspiration here today! I encourage you to bookmark this post and revisit it from time-to-time. If you don’t find inspiration here, well then, wherever you find it keep it close to your heart and mind and keep living the good life.Join the Conversation
A really good quote can put a smile on my face, inspire me to greatness, and eloquently state my beliefs in a memorable sentence or two.
It’s coming up on Labor Day weekend and I’ll be taking vacation so I’m going to keep it simple this week and share some of my favorite inspiring quotes with you! Enjoy the joy and wisdom!
“Our attitude toward life determines life’s attitude towards us.” -John N. Mitchell
“I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.” -Martha Washington
“If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.” -Mary Engelbreit
“Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.” -John Wooden
“It isn’t what you have in your pocket that makes you thankful, but what you have in your heart.” -Unknown
“Stretch every day. Stretch your smile. Stretch your mind. Stretch your heart. Stretch your body.” -Chrysta Bairre
“Have a good night’s rest and wake up with a smile.” -Norma Rosa
“Our bodies are our gardens to which our wills are gardeners.” –William Shakespeare
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” –Aristotle
“Your breathing is your greatest friend. Return to it in all your troubles and you will find comfort and guidance.” –The Teaching of Buddhist Master
“Think about any attachments that are depleting your emotional reserves. Consider letting them go.” -Oprah Winfrey
“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” -Lao Tzu
“We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned,
so as to accept the life that is waiting for us.” -Joseph Campbell
“You can only lose what you cling to.”-Buddha
“Absorb what is useful. Discard what is not.
Add what is uniquely your own.” -Bruce Lee
“You won’t be happy with more until you’re happy with what you’ve got.” -Viki King
“People who live the most fulfilling lives are the ones who are always rejoicing at what they have.” -Richard Carlson
“Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot.” —The Hausa of Nigeria
“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” —William Arthur Ward
“Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.” —Buddha
“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.” -Denis Waitley
“Happiness cannot come from without. It must come from within. It is not what we see and touch or that which others do for us which makes us happy; it is that which we think and feel and do, first for the other fellow and then for ourselves.” -Helen Keller
“Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.” -Marianne Williamson
“Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you.” -Hafiz of Persia
“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” -Abraham Lincoln
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