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Isn’t this the truth?! When I finally started to love who I am, I felt bad for those who could not simply be happy for me or with me. Hate is such a useless emotion or trait to have in my opinion. I think we should be lifting each other more, rather than putting others down.
I chose this as my quote for today because I feel that so often as young adults we are looked down upon because we are too young or “lack life experience.” I feel as though maturity does not come with age, and success comes with hard work not with a number on a scale.
The more aware I became with detail, my surroundings, my choices etc., the more I became positive. However, negativity still plays a factor in life; we can deal with that negativity very different when being aware and conscious. Not everything is a crisis to me anymore, and I can deal with things head on.
My quote of the day is, “Pray before you overthink”.
It’s easier said than done sometimes, but it helps remind me to center myself before getting lost in my mind. sometimes I create a whole forest of thoughts in my mind that weren’t even necessary. I tend to jump to things and already make decisions, without even talking to my ultimate guidance first: GOD!
I know as a human being that I make mistakes and that I have been in really dark places before. On the contrary, however, I know that I have come a really long way from where I was two, even one year ago, and I am extremely proud of the progress I’ve made. Sometimes we have to endure a lot of pain and hardships to get through to the other side and see ourselves succeed triumphantly, but in the end it is so worth it. #mygrowthgameisstrong
This is my quote for today because I want to be able to work so hard and have so much dedication that I make such an impact with my career that everyone will know who I am and what it is I stand for. To me it will not be about the money, or being recognized by the most prestigious of places or people, but rather all the people I will have reached by the time I am through with my work.
I love that quote- “Pray before you overthink”. Thanks for sharing!
Luz, you always have the best quotes!
Thanks for sharing, ladies!
I have an upcoming appointment that I am very anxious about and all I can do is think about it! After seeing this quote I know that I will just pray about it!
I too really like the quote “pray before you overthink”. I find myself stressing about things that may not even ever happen. I could keep myself calm so much easier by saying a quick prayer.
My quote for the day is: Almost everything will work again after a few minutes if you just unplug it for a few minutes… including you.”
I think this is very important because with so much chaos constantly going on around us, there must be some time dedicated specifically for winding down and relaxing our minds. With technology going up in every direction and kids refusing to communicate face to face anymore, I feel we are going to lose a grip on reality if we don’t disconnect from everything around us, including electronics, and simply allow ourselves time to breathe and focus on all that is good.
My quote for the day is:
“The inhale doesn’t matter if the exhale isn’t there.”
To me this is so vital to everyday living, for if we want to take a deep breath and improve on certain things, what will the point be if no difference is made or noted? In order for a breath to make its full impact, one must do the full exercise and both breathe in and out to gain the benefits. When we only do half of the work, nothing will change and our body will not benefit. As is life- if we work on something trying to just get by, we will never reap any benefits. Meanwhile, when we give more of ourselves, we will see the impact we are making for the greater good.
Often times, I find myself making a complete fool of myself or being the silliest me I can possibly be, something I find extreme comfort in these days since not too long ago I was frightened to let loose and be my authentic self. In those moments, my boyfriend and other loved ones may look at me with such a perplexed look upon their face, often ashamed to be seen with me. Also, many times when I am being very loud within my apartment, I am told to lower my voice because others are concerned for what others may think based on what I say. I love repeating the same thing back to them, which is: “they don’t pay my rent!” Why am I going to allow someone who doesn’t have any impact on my well being or have any right to determine my emotion because they aren’t doing anything for me, take away my happiness? Forget that! I’ll be loud, giddy, obnoxious, joyous, happy, funny, annoying, embarrassing, etc., until I am doing something that I know is causing harm to someone else. Until then, I am not going to let ANYONE, or ANYTHING, dull my sparkle.
Great quote! This is definitely the formula for happiness and confidence in today’s society. It is so important to be yourself and to not be ashamed of it. No one likes every person they meet. All you have to do is find the people that do like you! Sometimes it is hard to not care what people think about you. However if you focus on the people that do love you, the others will slowly fade out of your life. Thanks for sharing!
Life may take you where you least expect it, but have faith you are exactly where you are meant to be. Many times I have wondered if making the choice to work and not finish college was the correct decision. Nevertheless, when I see the positive impact I am making on others’ lives with the work I do I know for a fact that this path is the right one, even if it isn’t the ritualistic- graduate high school- go to college- get a job-routine. I am making a difference and I am where I need to be.
Wish I could double tap and like this! Everyone’s journey is different… I’ll see you at the top Luz! I am super proud of you for being able to realize your importance and your path… that’s huge! Do your thing and keep shining. You’ve got it!
It is often hard to realize we have the power to get unstuck from situations that seem like they are permanent when in reality they really aren’t. By viewing things from a different perspective, we allow ourselves to be open to an entire new realm of possibilities. After all, we are the only ones that limit ourselves, besides that, the sky is the limit.
We have the say in when we choose to give up and let our battles win. We can either live life hopeless, or live each day feeling invincible. The power is all in our minds, and what we truly believe is reflected in our everyday attitudes and actions. Be more than what anyone said you would be. Be greater than you ever thought you could be. Accomplish the unthinkable. Simply be great!
“The power is all in our minds and what we truly believe is reflected in our everyday attitudes and actions.” !!!!!!! YASSSSSSSS! to that! Thanks for that motivation, you really just boosted me up and reminded me of why I do what I do and why I am the way that I am! It’s all a mind game… you are what you think! I hope this encourages people to start thinking more positively and to get back out there with a new mindset, You can accomplish anything you put your mind to, make it happen!
This quote is so short and sweet, but it is so accurate and important as well. By first believing that we are capable of accomplishing anything, we have already set ourselves up as triumphant over any scenario. I am truly a believer in the power that comes from our thoughts and our tongue, and that what we confess will become true. The more we state that something is possible, the closer we will be to accomplishing it. First believe it, then achieve greatness!
No one can paint a picture of what our personal success can look like, only we can define that ourselves. Set out break your own records and meet your own expectations, leaving behind the mold that society has set for us from the beginning.
When you notice that nothing seems to be changing in the world around you, decide to be the change you wish to see in the world. Most often, the change we desire to see can best be influenced by our living, breathing example.
On this road to recovery, we will triumph and we will succeed, but at the same time we will have some of the hardest days of our lives. Although sometimes we may think that we need to be strong and hide what we are truly feeling within us, the reality is that we can all sometimes be hit with difficult situations, but can come out standing tall on the other end. It is okay to feel every emotion within our body, because that is what makes us uniquely human.
I love this quote. Shows that it is okay to have a rough day or even a rough year! The sky will eventually clear up and things will get better and it is important to emphasize the moment the storm disappears and the sun comes shining through!
This reminds of the song that goes: “One way or another, I’m gonna find ya, I’m gonna getcha getcha getcha getcha…”
I feel like all we really have to do is focus on our end point. If you are currently going through hell, that’s exactly what you do, just keep going on through it until you reach the other side.
“Right now you might be in a situation that you think you won’t survive but six months ago you were in a situation that you didn’t think you’d survive and two years before that you were in a situation you didn’t think you’d survive and the point is you will always surprise yourself and you will always make it through.” 🙂 🙂 🙂
“Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is.” – German Proverb.
Starting over from scratch is one of the most difficult types of processes I’ve had to endure, especially after being accustomed to being with someone and feeling a certain way for so long. But I must understand, that is NOT the way to live. Humans DO NOT live like that. I DESERVE love, respect, to be honored. And although it hurts for now, I know my growth will feel better in the end than the entire process or any previous negative experiences.
The first step on the journey to healing is acknowledging that we are SO worth the fight, that we are SO worth the effort to even want to get better and leave behind all things that cause us pain. Once that is understood, we open up the doors to become relieved from everything that has been tormenting us.
Sometimes the hardest thing to break is a pattern that we are used to living by day in and day out. The key thing to remember is that although it may be HARD, it is NOT impossible. With effort and practice molding ourselves to change old behaviors can happen, and we will be able to reap positive benefits from our changed behavior.
My quote of the day is from Walden by Thoreau. The book ends with:
“There is more day to dawn. The sun is but a morning star.”
It reminds me that there are more good things coming. So let’s all stay positive! 🙂
I am loving all of these quotes!!
My quote of the day today is:
“Defeat is not the worse of failures; Not to have tried is the true failure.” – George Edward Woodberry
Taking risk is scary but if you want to get ahead you have to learn how to step out into the unknown. I feel empowered to challenge myself to do the things I once believed I couldn’t.
“Stop worrying about what you have to loose and start focusing on what you have to gain.”
Although it is much, much easier said than done, the first step to getting out of a cycle one has been in for a long period of time is to make the conscious decision to stop making excuses and go after the feeling of wanting to improve a situation. After all, a dog can chase it’s tail for only so long before it realizes that it is attached and then it too moves on to something else.
Let’s say no more to the things that cause us anguish, stress, worry, and feelings of unhappiness! Let’s choose to be happy and joyful today!
Surviving takes strength.
“Today is a gift from God – that is why it is called the present.”
― Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
I feel like society has always set the standard of success being someone with the most money, the fanciest material things. By me being able to stand my ground in my morals and beliefs, being able to show others that I am responsible, capable of being educated and growing, being reliable, respectful, having manners, etc., that is what true success entails. Money can only dig so deep!
Believing that we can or can’t accomplish something begins with something as simple as a thought. If we wholeheartedly believe we are going to be able to be triumphant over any situation, we will be able to do just that.
I’ll never get tired of stating this: At times we feel like we are having the worst day of our lives, and that no matter what happens there’s no way it’s been any worse. And then poof! I somehow manage to get through the day, as hard as it was, through tears and hard moments, and I am on a positive path again until boom- here comes another bad day. Now I feel like this is the worst it’s EVER been. It’s not. I’ve learned I’m going to keep having bad days, and they are going to feel like it’s the worst I’ve ever felt in my life. Moral of the story- learn to ride the wave, push through the hazy moments and know that the best thing created was one day after the next. Tomorrow will be better. 🙂
Years ago, when I was about 15-16 years old and I was sitting at DCF’s Riverview Hospital in Middletown, CT a psychiatrist that had just finished evaluating me told me that I was “lethal” and that I would never be able to live a life outside of an inpatient psychiatric hospital setting. That’s what she thought. Yeah, I had a difficult time growing up adjusting to my home life and being able to deal with my feelings because of it, but that did not mean that I was going to be stuck in the same cycle of treatment and inpatient settings, being a ward of the state and doped up on massive amounts of medications for my entire life. I am here, I am able, capable, and well enough to make conscious decisions for my future and for mines. I did get better, and I will continue striving to do so. Some days are struggles but I know I can win those too! 🙂
This month remind yourself that life is not a series of random events, but a pathway of awakening. This pathway ensures that you’ll never grow old-you’ll just keep growing. Only you have the ability to customize your OWN life cycle. Be thankful for this wisdom and know that it is time to get going!
“When someone you love moves on to a new journey do not cry because they are gone, but rather pray for their success because if they return it means they have failed.”
Keep working hard and striving to make the best of the circumstances you have and sooner or later even those you have clashed with in the past will notice your efforts!
Be aware of those we spend our time with, for the people we surround ourselves with will either serve as a benefit or a source to bring us down in the end.
For all the times that we were told we wouldn’t be able to become anything productive or the when we were hurt beyond compare, rise up and use your transformation as a story of success.
I will choose to rely on myself in order to change for the better. I do not need approval from outside sources in order to feel empowered to be the best me I can possibly be. After all, self improvement begins with the self.
As I move through my everyday life, I will remember that fear may be an underlying emotion for many other feelings that may appear in everyday instances. I may feel like I am angry, sad, even feel hate toward something. But I will use this lesson to dig deep and understand that sometimes fear is the real cause for my emotions and then I can move forward from it.
“Ships don’t sink because of the water around them; ships sink because of the water that gets into them. Don’t let whats happening around you, gets inside of you and weigh you down.”
When I think that all the doors are closing, I will look around because I know that there are always other options.
Love that quote Luz. I came across this one today
“Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.”
“”Either you run the day or the day runs you.” Anonymous
“Leadership is not wielding authority, it’s empowering people.” Becky Brodin
I learned that in life I needed to go through certain obstacles in order to be where I am today. I wouldn’t have had anything to accomplish or survive if my life had been a piece of cake up to this point, I would have had everything handed to me and not have had to fight to be where I am today. Being a survivor of my circumstances does not only stop there, it means I am a survivor of life.
If we spend our entire lives focusing on the negative side of everything, when will we ever have time to dwell in all that is good? There is good in everything, even if the result is not immediately attainable. In the end, even painful experiences can result in a lesson learned or some sort of growth.
“Don’t let the life discourage you; Everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.”
— Richard L. Evans
Even on those days where I feel like I am not yet where I want to be in my life, I will be grateful and patient in my journey because I can recognize that I am a long way from where I began. 🙂
I don’t know how many times I was told by psychiatrists, clinicians, etc., that I was going to be stuck in the same cycle of self-harming behavior for my entire life. I can even remember a woman who called me “lethal” after she was done evaluating me while I was at an inpatient hospital once. Being able to beat the odds everyday of my life and prove them as well as anyone else who has ever doubted me wrong is one of my greatest satisfactions in life. Just because I couldn’t at one point, doesn’t mean I’m never going to be able to do it.
The fact that we’ve been able to make it to this point in our lives means so much! Not everything has been a piece of cake before this point, but we’re still here! Congratulations to all of us!
Sometimes we simply just have to be content with what we currently have and who we are before we are blessed with more. 🙂
“Recharge, rethink and reset.”
Love your last quote Luz.
I feel like this quote is so on point! At times I find myself stressing out over things that have never even happened yet, or that are so far out of my control that there is nothing I can possibly do to alter their outcome. It is in those instances that simply breathing and allowing myself to remain in the moment helps me better understand that the mind is indeed powerful. I can set out to achieve and not achieve as much as I believe within my mind that I can. 🙂
Sometimes we just have to wake up, stand on our own two feet and declare into the universe that today will be a better day then yesterday. Let’s believe that we have the power to control our daily outcomes, and anything we confess can come true.
“Don’t foget to love yourself firt.”
We all fail, we all struggle, we all have problems, some of which we wish no one knew about. At the end of the day, though, what matters is that we take those hard-earned lessons from the mistakes we’ve made and learn from them.
Getting to where you want to be in life takes a lot of hard work, determination, and much patience. In the end though, this long process will help you grow along the way and will be oh so worth it! 🙂 <3
When people say that there is great power in the mind, that is definitely the case. When you set your eyes on something, you must first believe that you will accomplish it and see it through. Then, and only then, will you be able to accomplish greatness.
“Forgive yourself for not knowing what you didn’t know before you learned it.” by (Maya Angelou)
Shifting our thinking can be a hard thing to do, I know from experience. Nevertheless, when I have focused more attention on being grateful for the things I do have rather than what I am lacking, or when I remind myself of the good in situations that may be hazy, my day seems to go so much better. In my life, I have found that shifting from negativity to being positive can definitely shift an entire mood, day, experience, etc. It’s all in how we think about things! 🙂
I’ve definitely been struggling lately. Times like this, I know that it’s not so much the effects that external factors have on my mood, but rather internal thoughts and feelings I already possess. I’m striving to get better, to feel better, to find my internal motivating factors once more, because recovery is definitely NOT linear and lately it has just been tough. The light at the end of the tunnel will be there soon enough though, because in the end, it ALWAYS ends up showing up. #justkeepswimming
I’ve been told more times than I would probably like to admit that I should “trust in the process”. But in all honesty, there is a lot of truth to that phrase. Whenever I see myself struggling the most, especially at night, I just force myself to shut off my brain and go to sleep and in the morning I automatically feel better knowing that I survived the night. Everyone’s struggles are very real, I know that because mine sure are. Nevertheless, we’ve made it this far, let’s keep surviving through the madness! ?
This quote speaks a lot to me, because of the fact that in our everyday society, young adults and even those younger tend to try to fit into a certain mold that is established by those who are outside of ourselves. Nevertheless, if we are focusing all our efforts on trying to fit into this mold perfectly, are we really leaving any room for our own growth, exploration, self-love, etc.? My TRUE job as a young adult on this earth is simply to make the best out of everyday, and to learn to love myself more and more as my journey continues to unfold.
Some days will be good. Some days will be great. And on others, the struggle will be really intense. In all reality though, THERE’S ABSOLUTELY NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT!!! I struggle, you struggle, Einstein and Batman struggle. The idea is to recognize that you are struggling, identify the reason behind it, and move through it no matter what. Just keep swimming, no matter what life throws at you! 🙂
The act of adulting can definitely be difficult. There is no rule book, there are no right ways to be successful, so we just sort of make things work and live hoping to make it through this amusement park ride we call “life”. Here’s to just living and taking things slow, and learning to figure things out one day at a time. 🙂
With the first week of the year almost over, have any of you thought about what things you would like to work toward this year? Just keep this in mind when setting your goals: there is always room for improvement in anything we may be doing!
Being able to be grateful for everything and anything that I currently have is the only way that I know I will be blessed with greater things in the future. Gratefulness comes from within, it is the act of truly showing appreciation for the things that may sometimes even seem silly to think twice about-things like toilet paper, non-toxic water, electricity. Today and everyday, I will choose to be grateful for everything I have.
At times there may be choices that we are confronted with that may be difficult to make, but in the end they may be the most beneficial ones for us. Always trust your instincts, and know that you know yourself more than anyone else.
People will come and go, trends will be popular and will soon fade. Nevertheless, when you have worked for something for a long time and finally accomplish it, the feeling of success will last forever.
We only get one life, and it definitely goes by very quickly. Take those chances you’ve been wanting to take, dare to take the next step on your journey, and wait to see all of the great things that will come your way.
At times, it may seem like you are fighting against the current, but I assure you that you are meant to be here no matter how hard your present battle may be. Keep pushing through your circumstances, because eventually, you will make it through to the other side!
Sometimes we have to go through the bad before we get to the good. The point is though, that eventually we do end up getting to the good. Ride those negative experiences through to the end because tomorrow may be better!
Sometimes, things are all about how you look about them. We have the power of either choosing to be positive when things get rough, or being negative and staying stuck. Which will you choose to do?
Although some days may be harder than others, recovery is definitely still within reach. Ask for help, get support, and continue to move forward in your life!
Just one choice can mean a completely different lifestyle. A more positive, healthy, happy, life can be yours if you choose to change certain aspects of your life! #chooserecovery
We can become absolutely anything we desire to be in this life. Reach for your goals, focus on the end result, and achieve greatness!
We may often wait around looking for a sign to appear before we decide to make a significant choice in our lives. Nevertheless, it is always the correct time to make a choice that will better a situation!
Sometimes all we need to keep going in our everyday life is a little reminder that we are doing the best we can and that everything is going to be okay! Here’s a good example of just that:
As blunt as it may seem, sometimes we just need to hear the harsh reality. No matter how crappy things may seem sometimes, we can be just one step or significant decision away from being on an entirely different path. Don’t quit now!
There will be many instances in where it will be really hard to notice anything good because of the amount of negativity that surrounds us. In those instances, choose to be the light that shines bright wherever you go and show that there is hope no matter what obstacles may be present.
I am nowhere near perfect, I fall, I make mistakes, and then I get back up and try not to repeat them. I am grateful for the amazing life I have, and those who I am blessed to know in it.
Quote “You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have”
Everyone has an idea how strong they are but you never know just how strong you are until your put into a situation where all you can do is be strong!That is when we find out how much we can take and that we can overcome.
This quote definitely speaks to me, because sometimes I struggle with staying in the moment and being able to focus on what is going on in my present environment. Some things such as grounding and myself, feeling my feet on the floor and focusing on the details of my surroundings can help me when I go through these experiences, but I am still thankful that I am doing better than I once was.
Focus on moving forward and all that is positive, and you will attract positive things only. Do not distract yourself with things that are in the past, because once those are left behind, it’s all about what lies ahead!
On my hardest days when I feel like I am struggling the most with innermost thoughts and feelings, the going definitely gets tough. When I don’t want to give in to bad urges, and I feel too weak to keep fighting, I force myself to go to sleep because I have come to understand that I will have overcome the feeling once the morning arrives. #fightthegoodfight
With crazy trends such as the tide pod eating challenge emerging across social media and for so many reasons more, it so important to be a leader and set our own trends. We do not have to conform to things that we do not feel comfortable with, no matter what society makes us believe!
Enjoy every second of your life, for tomorrow is never guaranteed.
It does no good to bring anyone down. Life is about growth, and helping those around you to grow and prosper as well. We rise by lifting others.
Growth is painful, and the ability to learn from our past mistakes takes time. In the end though, our challenges will make us stronger individuals and more compassionate humans.
“You don’t have to be great to get started, but you have to get started to be great.”
No matter what it is you want to accomplish in life, you must first put your plan into motion in order to see any progress.
Absolutely nothing can stop us from being able to share our innermost talents with the world. Love who you are, love who you are becoming, and enjoy the process of growth we experience each day.
It doesn’t matter how many times we fall down or fail. What is truly important is that we are able to shake off the dirt after each stumble and keep moving in the right direction.
Once we decide what it is we want to accomplish and we start on the journey to achieve our goal, we must remember not to get stuck along the way. Some days will be harder than others, but keeping the end goal in mind will help us move forward and shake off the hard times.
Getting to where we want to be in life takes much hard work, determination and sacrifice. In the end though, it will all be worth it.
Let’s live our lives fearlessly, full of such positivity and love that our entire beings reflect our morals and values. Be the same you everywhere, and let the world love you entirely.
I am in charge of my life. Only I can make the decisions that will make it better or worse. I am responsible for my well-being. I am in control.
When we really desire something in life, we must fight and work hard for it no matter what obstacles may present themselves. It is better to fight for a while and in the end achieve what we wanted than to miss out on a great opportunity that may never come around again.
Keeping our focus on our future goals will help us forget about the obstacles and struggles that have deterred us from accomplishing our missions in the past. Keep pushing through it all, and remember that you will reach your dreams as long as you keep your eye on the prize.
There is always something good in every situation. Whether we receive a life lesson, or we let something or someone go, we must even be grateful for the hard things. #powerofpositivity
We all go through things in life, some may be harder than others. The great thing is that many times those hard things we endure help us get to the places we need to be.
In society, others will always believe they are entitled to have an opinion about you. The thing is though, we don’t have to let what other people think of us define who we are, or what we become. Let your true colors shine, and always be uniquely you no matter what others think. #standout
Don’t ever let anyone outside of yourself dictate what you can and cannot do. You are in control of you life and at the end of the day, you are the one that will be putting in all the effort to reach your goals. ??? -Luz ❤️
Money cannot buy everything. When you finally have something in life that you are happy with that has not been bought somewhere, that is when you have found true happiness.
These are some awesome life lessons to keep in mind. I can personally relate with number 5 a lot, making mistakes. I often want everything to be perfect, but in all reality, I will only know what my best will be if I have done my worst at some point.?
Focusing on the good everyone has to offer instead of the things they need to work on is one way to make the world we live in a more decent place. We all know we have things about us that may not be the best, and when we are constantly reminded of them that doesn’t make anyone feel good. Instead, choose to lift someone up today by telling them how great they are doing with something! ❤️
This quote reminds me a lot of life, because we cannot control circumstances in life outside of ourselves such as other people and their actions, but we can definitely control how we interact with the world and the impact we have on it. ❤️
Some things are meant to be focused on more than others. As a person who overthinks like crazy, I find this rule quite helpful when I feel my thoughts spiraling out of control. If something isn’t going to be of importance in the long run, I’m going to choose not to spend time dwelling on it and driving myself bonkers. ❤️
We must first think we will be able to achieve something, and then take the necessary actions to fulfill that goal. Every task completed begins with us believing we have already accomplished it!
This applies for all aspects of life. Go into every situation you face as if you still have to prove yourself, that way, you will be confident that you will be doing the best you possibly can in every situation.
Sometimes the phrase practice makes perfect doesn’t really apply. Sometimes, we need to be able to realize that things will not change until we change them ourselves or we learn that there has got to be a major shift in our mentality.
Lead by example. We cannot expect others to be a certain kind of way if we aren’t that way ourselves first.
Sometimes in life we will go through things that will be hard to understand. Nevertheless, we will go through these things in order to come out as stronger individuals on the other end.
Life should not be a competition against anyone else, but rather a competition against our old selves. Let’s strive to be better than we were yesterday, because in life there is always room for self improvement.
We can do whatever we wish to do in this world, but keep in mind that all of our actions have consequences to them whether they are good or bad.
It’s okay to disagree with others! Tell me what’s on your mind, and why you don’t agree with me and let’s have a discussion about it. I will not learn anything from you if you simply agree to everything I do. Let our disagreements be a learning opportunity for both the of us!
We may believe that the things we do will have no impact in the long run, but in reality it’s the smallest contributions that have the biggest effects on the greatest of things.
Throughout life, we are going to have MANY people that we don’t like and that don’t like us either. Nevertheless, what is truly important is that we value ourselves and understand that we do not need other people’s approvals to know we are already incredibly worth it.
“The richest man is not he who has the most, but he who needs the least.”
Sometimes we need to be able to look at the bigger picture. Focusing on our end goals and keeping sight of those instead of the problems we may be facing to get there can help us reach our dreams faster.
Finding even an ounce of good in every situation can go a very long way. Gratitude has helped me acknowledge that I have so much, and I have come so far.
These are some great rules that I will be sure to remember to apply to my everyday life. I can definitely relate to number 6, because my happiness is what I create myself.
If we want to get somewhere or accomplish something, we have to keep working hard at it no matter what it is. Don’t give up because you can reach your goals!
Working towards our goals takes hard work and perseverance. Just like this quote states, we have to be able to keep moving in the right direction in order to see progress. Some days may be tougher than others, but once you see that end result in your hands, it will be all worth it!
Throughout our lives, we will go through many obstacles. The amount of times that we are able to get knocked down and stand back up will determine how strong we truly are.
Pushing through our obstacles and taking care of our responsibilities no matter how we feel can help us feel better in the end. This works for me, and it may be helpful for some of you.
Although the past may be painful, focusing all of our energy and time on it won’t be helpful when trying to move towards the future.
Never stop trying to improve yourself and be better in all aspects of your life. We can always be better at something and grow in different ways.
Being able to step out of our comfort zones will allow us to do so much in life. By being in situations that may make us feel uncomfortable, we can learn to appreciate different things, and even develop a liking for them. Try new things, and explore what life has to offer.
Being positive in life and always looking at the bright side of things is not a bad quality to have. In fact, it is one of the things that has helped me get through some of the hardest days in my life, because I have been able to be hopeful for a better tomorrow. Choose to be positive today!
Never let anyone in life treat you like you aren’t worthy or good enough. Even though we aren’t perfect, we are all deserving of a good life, love, happiness, and respect.
Trying to fit in and be just like everyone else can be a tiring task that can often lead to frustration. Nevertheless, when we can get to a point where we can acknowledge that we don’t have to be anything more than our true selves, we can focus all of our energy on being our best selves.
It took me a long time to realize that being myself was okay, but now that I am comfortable enough to be exactly who I WANT TO BE, it is the best feeling ever. Do not change who you are so that other people will like you. Always be uniquely you.
If we give our absolute best at everything we do, there will never be any room for self-doubt. Always do your best, even if no one is watching because it will pay off in the end.
Choosing to be positive or change your outlook on life can shift the entire outcome of your day. Choose to be positive today!
It may be hard to not dwell on the past, especially if it is painful. Nevertheless, if we spend our entire time worrying or thinking about all the things that have already happened, we will never have time to enjoy the present moment and plan for a better future.
Don’t let anything or anyone including yourself limit what you are able to do and achieve throughout your lifetime. If you want to do something, set out and achieve it and prove everyone wrong, including yourself. All you need the will to want to be great, and you’re halfway there.
It’s totally okay to not have your life figured out at this moment, I definitely don’t. I am still working through what I want to do and what I don’t as well as still figuring out my likes and dislikes and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. Life is a beautiful journey of self-discovery, so take it one step at a time.
Choose to rise through all occasions! The good, the bad, and even the ugly, because we can make it through!
We are more than worthy of love, happiness, respect, all that is good in the world-Never forget that!
Make the choice to be a trend setter, be a leader and go off of the path that everyone else is following. Although being a little different may be a scary experience at first, you will come to learn that you will find true happiness in your individuality.
Make the choice to learn something from all of the situations life has to offer no matter if they are good or bad.
We are in control of our lives. We are the ones who have to fight to make good decisions, fight the good fight to make it through tough times, and we are the ones that will feel amazing when we triumph through every obstacle that we face. Do not let anyone else control the outcome of your life, because you are capable of being a successful individual. It’s okay to accept help when you need it, but we are definitely capable of success no matter what.
Making the choice to start off each day as a new challenge that we are eager to face instead of as a day that has already overcome us can change it all. The power of positivity and shifting our mind frame can lead us to be successful in all aspects of our lives.
It took me a long time to get to this point, but it is so worth it! It was so much work being miserable all the time, trying to just make it through the day, not wanting to even be alive. Now, by making the CHOICE to choose life, choose happiness, choose positivity and to let previous painful things go, I can live a healthy, happy life.
Using our life experiences in order to help others get through the rough spots in their lives is one of the best feelings ever. Sharing our story of recovery can really make the difference in another individual’s life!
The things that can have the most impact on us and can alter our lives forever can sometimes be the scariest to do. Nevertheless, when we commit to doing them, the result can be the best thing that has ever happened to us.
There are days where this may be harder to get through to ourselves than others, but the importance of the message still remains the same. We are worthy. We are worthy of all things great in this world and are deserving of a great life.
Even if all the days leading up to today have been difficult, you are a survivor because you made it through. Never underestimate the power and strength that you possess as an individual because life itself is a battlefield and that you continuously overcome.
Don’t look back at where you’ve come from and dwell on your past mistakes. Instead, use your lessons and past experiences in order to help you strive towards the future.
We have to be willing to put in a lot of hard work in order to get to the places we want to be in life. In order to see positive changes, we must strive for success.
Although I find this quite hilarious, it is also very true. Never feel like you are less than anyone else, because we are all human and we all make mistakes and do humanly things!! No one is perfect!!
When you take the time to work hard for everything you want in life, you will have to opportunity to play hard later.
Think of your ultimate goal- graduating from high school or college, getting your license, buying a house, getting better grades-whatever it is you want to accomplish. Now- imagine how great you will feel once you have reached that goal. Working towards a big goal can be hard and draining, but once you see that end result, everything you went through in order to get there will be worth it.
We may have gone through troubling things in our past, and may even be going through hardships currently. Nevertheless, the best things that we will encounter within our lives are still ahead of us, we just have to push through all of the current chaos in order to get to them.
We can do anything we set our minds out to do. We just have to believe in ourselves first, and then the rest will follow.
Choosing to see the glass as half full no matter what the circumstances may be will help us live a life full of positive experiences. Choose to look at the good side of things in every situation.
When we have shadows haunting us that won’t leave us alone, sometimes the easiest thing to do is run away from all the problems. Nevertheless, just like a shadow does, the problems will follow us wherever we go. The only solution is to face our issues, deal with them, and seek any help we need to in order to help us resolve the problem so we can keep moving forward hassle free.
Despite what society has said we are supposed to be like, what labels dictate what our future is supposed to be like, whatever people outside of ourselves has preset for our futures, that doesn’t mean anything! We are the ones in charge of fighting any and every diagnosis, the only ones that can either choose to give up and let others decide how much of a successful person you will or won’t be. We are capable of so much more than society gives us credit for, I am living proof!
Always be your truest self. Those who don’t like you for you do not truly matter, and those who truly matter won’t mind your truest self.
Don’t let anything stand in the way of you achieving your dreams. I’ve definitely let many things and people stop me from moving forward in my life before, but the truth is, those who will still be there when I reach the finish line are the only ones I really need by my side.
I find that one of the best things about life is that there is one day after the next. Today I may be struggling, but when I go to bed tonight and wake up tomorrow, it is a brand new day and I decide how it is going to go. Today may be difficult, but that doesn’t mean tomorrow will be, we just have to wait to get there to find out!
I used to live my life comparing myself to others, wondering why I didn’t have the same things others did. It took me a while to realize two things- one: people can appear to have everything in the world but can be absolutely miserable at the end of the day. And two: if I live my life comparing myself to others, I will never have enough time to try to create the best life possible for myself. The most important thing is to be you, love you, all ways, always. ❤️
We cannot change the things that have already occurred in the past. The only thing we can do now is strive to make our future the best it can possibly be and use what we have already been through as a learning experience so we don’t have to go through the same things again.
We may not be able to control actions that are outside of ourselves, but we always have the power to control how we react to them and how we think about certain situations. The ability to think about the positive side of things has helped me remain grateful through many hard times and reminds me that there are always better days coming.
It may take a lot of inner strength and determination, but making the choice to continue on our journey of life despite how hard things may seem can be the most rewarding feeling ever. Make the choice to get unstuck and continue striving towards greatness today!
Some days will be good, some days will be bad. The thing we must remember is that when we get through those difficult times, we will be able to be around for the pleasant days that are still in store for us. #thistooshallpass
We may look at the same thing as someone else and have a completely different opinion about it. This doesn’t meant that either of us is wrong, or that one of our opinions is less valuable than that of the others. In this life we have to try our best to look at all the sides of things, because we aren’t the only ones who matter. #inclusion #diversity #agreetodisagree
Embrace your individuality and uniqueness! In a world where you can be anything, choose to be yourself!
I’ve had to shift my circle of friends a lot throughout my lifetime, but I now know that it was totally worth it. Knowing that I am surrounded by those who support me wholeheartedly is an amazing feeling!
In a society where trying to fit in seems to be the most important thing, choose to embrace kindness and love. It is always more important to make sure everyone feels like they matter than it is to be cool.
I know I’ve shared this before, but I like to share it again every so often because it is just that important to me. When everyone in life has doubted you and told you you weren’t going to amount to anything, choose to prove them wrong and be the exact opposite. Never settle for what others think you will become, because you are the ruler of your own destiny.
Make the choice today to do something a little out of the ordinary. Take a chance and see the beauty it could lead to!
Focusing on the present moment is something I struggle with. Nevertheless, it is also something that helps me get by when I am having a hard time. Being able to focus all my attention on what it is I am currently involved in has helped me overcome a lot of hardships. #mindfulness
I made this post approximately one year ago, and I still find it to be so true to this day. Allowing other people to take away the things that cause me joy and make me feel comfortable within my own skin is not something that I will allow ever again because it has taken a very long time for me to achieve my happiness. I am important too, and I deserve to simply be myself.
Self love can be a very difficult topic to talk about. Nevertheless, it is something that is essential to our well being, for we need to be able to love ourselves before we are able to love anyone else.
When we wake up each day, we are faced with a decision. We can choose to make the best out of whatever situations we are currently going through and keep moving forward or we can choose to let the day defeat us and remain stuck in the muck. What will you choose to do in your life?
We have to learn to distance ourselves from the things that have caused us pain if we ever wish to grow, heal, and become a different person. This may be hard to do, especially if the ones that have caused us pain are close to us, but sometimes it is essential for our wellbeing, sanity, and process of individual growth.
Comparing myself to others was something I used to do a lot, especially when I found myself lying in bed at night alone and I wondered how people could be so “happy” or appear to be so “perfect” in their lives. Nevertheless, I have learned that sometimes others may flaunt luxuries, successes, or even good times on things like social media, but in reality they are completely miserable. I’d rather be completely happy in all aspects of my life than have to fake my happiness anywhere.
Sometimes we have to learn to let go of the negative things from our past that have been weighing us down in order to get to all the amazing things that are in store for us in the future.
In order to become something great in this life, we must first believe that we are good enough and then we will be able to attract those great things.
Although I must admit that I am a fan of the warmer weather that we have been having lately, I do like the overall aspect of this quote. If we are constantly depending on how the weather is to establish our moods for the day, we will never be consistent because the weather is an ever-changing thing!
As time goes on we should evaluate our circle of friends and examine who we have relationships with. I know I’ve had to ask myself if some of the people I’d had close to me were being beneficial to my growth or if they were bringing me down and stopping me from succeeding. Choose to be around those who will support you and help you be the best that you can be!
At times my anxiety can get the best of me and I feel like giving up. When that happens, I remember all that I’ve accomplished and how far I have come in my journey of recovery.
Growing throughout our lives is something that can be painful because it’s unfamiliar territory. Nevertheless, with support, hard work, and striving every day to keep moving forward growth is attainable.
We can’t control everything in our lives, even if we really want to. We just have to learn to control the things we can and adjust to the difficulties of the changes that occur that are out of our control.
Choose to be kind no matter how icky you may feel inside. Engaging in random acts of kindness has actually helped me change a negative mood into a positive one.
We will never be able to accomplish anything if we remain stuck in wanting to do things and don’t take the next step to actually try to do things.
Sometimes we may get upset because things don’t work out the way we would’ve wanted them to. Nevertheless, maybe those things didn’t work out because they weren’t meant to be a part of our journey.
In order to be successful in life, we must work hard for it and learn to make sacrifices. It also takes a lot of dedication and determination.
When we make mistakes, we can either choose to give up or we can take the experience and learn from it. #practicemakesperfect
We can accomplish anything in this life as long as we have the willpower and motivation to get it done!
I love thinking about this aspect- animals are born full of love, and as humans we tend to be full of such hate and cast judgement upon others. Let’s be more like animals in this sense, accepting of all.
Only we can decide to move past the circumstances that we have been handed and change them. Where we start in the world is not a choice, but where we end is something that is controlled entirely by us.
Materialistic things are okay to a certain extent, but the feeling of being of service to another individual or simply being a kind person is something that money cannot buy.
It’s okay to plan things out before we do them, but when we are focused too much on the things that may go wrong and let the thoughts of failure prevent us from actually taking action, that’s when we won’t be able to accomplish anything.
Always make the decision to take the chances that may only come around once in a lifetime because by doing so we can open up a world of possibilities.
Even when the days get hard, choose to keep getting up and continue moving forward no matter what.
Replacing negative thoughts with positive energy can be the beginning of transformational journey.
Being able to accept when we are wrong can help us learn and become better people in life.
Even in those times when we may be struggling, we must try to focus on the fact that the best is yet to come. Our journey may be full of hard times, but our struggles aren’t pointless.
Don’t be afraid to take that chance. Make that decision that is going to better your life. Take risks. Be outgoing. Dare to live your .life the way you’ve always imagined.
We must work hard for all the good things in our lives.
Being able to hear someone say that because of me they didn’t give up is one of the best feelings ever. #borntoinspire
Choose to be the best you can be and don’t stop short. You can accomplish whatever you set your mind to.
Always choose to do the right thing and be kind no matter what for you never know what struggles others are going through in their personal lives.
“Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain… To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.” -Kevyn Aucoin
In life we will go through periods of time when it will seem like nothing is going correctly. When that happens, choose to remain positive and spread kindness onto others who may be struggling more than us.
“Stay away from people who make you feel like you are hard to love.” – Unknown
Lately I’ve definitely been feeling off, but I know that eventually I’ll get back into the swing of things and get back on track. One day at a time, with one foot in front of the next, anything is possible.
“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.”
― Marilyn Monroe
I have always loved this quote!!
If we are striving to be a better person, do better, etc, why not do our absolute best at EVERYTHING?
Healing is the one of most essential steps in our recovery. Nevertheless, even healing is a process. Take a look at the following healings steps.
Recovery means something different to everyone, but I definitely identify with this definition. Once I started on my journey of recovery, I chose to never again be the same person I was before, no matter how much hard work it took and continues to take each day.
No matter what those who surround us may be going through, let’s make the choice to not let their situations effect us. We have the power to control our days and outcomes, and to not let anyone else dictate our lives.
If one bad choice begins with a single thought, imagine what changing a single one of those negative thoughts into a positive thought can do!
When we want to achieve something, we must work hard for it day in and day out. Sometimes we will feel like giving up, and other times we may lose focus. When that happens, just focus on the end goal and keep moving forward.
Nowadays in society, it’s hard to be able to state that you love what you do for a living. To go home everyday from work knowing that I’m helping at least one person in their lives makes the world of difference to me.
We are all here for a purpose. Sometimes for some reason or another, we may lose track of what that purpose is, or maybe we haven’t been able to figure out what it is yet, but giving up on life isn’t the solution!
I came across this quote today and I loved it. I love the fact that it expresses the realness of everyday life. Many times, we won’t be okay, we won’t be feeling the best, we won’t want to smile and greet others with the best of attitudes. Nevertheless, we will still do so because sometimes, just showing up for our daily responsibilities is what’s going to make everything get better for us. #fakeittilyoumakeit
I love this quote because often times we may try to please everyone in our life. Nevertheless, the most important thing should be to be content with ourselves and not worry about what others think.
I love this quote because often times we may try to please everyone in our life. Nevertheless, the most important thing should be to be content with ourselves and not worry about what others think.
The journey of transitioning into an adult can be difficult, but in the end it will definitely be worth it because we will look back and realize we’ve made it.
No matter what life may be like today, don’t give up because if we keep fighting tomorrow may be a better day.
If we don’t feel the growing pains, is it really going to change your life for the better???
This quote really hit home for me today. Sometimes we may act a certain way because we are fearful of letting our guard down or being hurt again. Nevertheless, with practice, patience, and a lot of hard work, we may be able to change our way of viewing things.
Not everyday is going to be the best, but as long as we don’t give up, we are doing better than all of those who aren’t trying at all.
Even when we go through tough days, choose to rise above all circumstances and push through to the other side!
Overthinking can cause a lot of anxiety, I know from experience. Instead, try going with what feels right within your heart.
It’s absolutely okay to lose those who don’t accept that you are growing into something beautiful. Those who stay through your entire process of growth are the ones who are truly meant to be in your life.
Changing and growing into a better person doesn’t just happen overnight, it’s an ongoing process. Nevertheless, we must commit to actually start the journey if we ever want to see any results.
Remember to take your mental health into consideration. Many times we are in such a rush to meet deadlines and accomplish so many things that we forget that we need to make sure all of us is equipped to handle so much pressure.
It’s okay to be unique, you don’t owe anyone an explanation for anything you chose to do or not do.
I’m definitely an overthinker, and as difficult as it may be sometimes, I find it is helpful to try to focus on things that I can actually control. By doing this, I shift my mind from a place of chaos to a place of less anxiety.
It’s totally okay to be different than those around us. Express your individuality and learn to embrace your unique traits. We are individually and wonderfully made!
Although our past may have been difficult, we can dedicate ourselves to making sure that our future is the best time of our lives.
It takes a lot of hard work to accomplish certain tasks, but the feeling of satisfaction that comes with accomplishing your goals is priceless.
At times our past may be difficult to forget when we are trying to move forward. Nevertheless, the most important thing is that we aren’t what has happened to us and that we can still define our on futures.
We can try to rely on others to be there for us all we would like, but the reality is that we are the only ones who can truly decide to change our lives for the better and commit to a life of recovery.
Learn to move in silence, rise and grind in silence, and be excellent in silence. Prove everyone that has ever doubted you wrong.
It doesn’t matter if today may be a bad day, if it’s been a bad week, a bad year, etc. You are capable of accomplishing great things!
People have always said that the greatest gift was to have loved and lost, but maybe the better one was to have loved without limits?
Being able to endure some of life’s circumstances takes a lot of patience. Nevertheless, when we stick to it, we will come out winning at the end of the day.
When we want to get something done, we must set a plan into place so we can progress into the next phase of accomplishing our goal. Often times we may get stuck if we don’t have an end in sight.
Sometimes we may go through things in our life that may be difficult to deal with and in the moment we may not understand the reason behind it. These hardships are the things that will build our character and make us the strong people we will end up being.
Whether we have had an easy day or a hard day, it’s always a good idea to cultivate positive vibes!
All of us will do things we will not be happy with. The most important thing we can do once we realize we are not happy with the end result is to remember how it felt to be in that situation and never repeat the same steps that got us there the first time.
At the end of the day, we tend to be our own worst enemies. Don’t limit yourself from becoming who you truly desire to be in this world or achieving greatness.
No matter what or where we come from, remember that everything we have gone through shapes us into the strong individuals we are today!
No matter how bad the present may seem, don’t give up. It may seem like your current struggles are too hard to overcome, but you’ve already been through all of your hardest days and have made it through because you’re still here!
Although change can be painful at times, it can lead to the most beautiful results possible. Trust the process, and have faith that the end will be so much better than what you were facing in the beginning.
Sometimes we have to know what it means to be at the end of the line before we can begin to get back up again.
Sometimes we may be so caught up in the harsh realities that we are currently facing that we forget that tomorrow is a brand new day that can be completely different in so many ways. Be patient, trust the process, and most importantly, don’t give up!
Today is the only day that you’ll get the chance to live this day, so do your best and strive for greatness!
If we live waiting for the days to go by, we will never be able to enjoy what is going on throughout our journey of life.
Always strive to be a better you than you were before or currently are. My growth game is strong, how about yours?
No matter how hard things may get, and how much you feel like giving up or running away from your reality, DON’T!!! You are far stronger than you have ever imagined, and I am living proof that recovery is indeed possible!
Being able to positively influence other people and being able to be there for others in a way that would have been beneficial to me when I was growing up is truly one of life’s greatest blessings!
Being able to keep a positive attitude can help us remember that no matter how tough life can get some days, there is always something good that can come out of it.
Keeping our thoughts positive will help us maintain a healthier lifestyle for what we THINK we are, that is what we BECOME.
Often times we tend to limit ourselves and not realize how much potential we actually have. Let’s stop putting ourselves down, we are capable of doing amazing things!
Instead of focusing so much energy and time on all the things that have gone wrong in the past that we can no longer fix, let’s slowly learn to work towards making our future the best one it can possibly be.
After our worst days are over, after we have had the sleepless nights and the most emotional of days, that’s when we can truly sit back and realize how strong we are and how beautiful really life is.
“Let’s raise children who won’t have to recover from their childhoods.”
Learning to understand our value in life can take some time but once we get that we are worth fighting for we will not let anyone take us for granted.
Work hard, stay focused, don’t settle for anything less than you deserve, and you will achieve greatness.
Sometimes we have to work a little bit harder in order to get the things we really want in life, but in the end, it will all be worth it.
Always remember, we don’t have to be perfect to be awesome and have a positive impact on this world!
I love this quote! Although many people have told me that I would never get to the point that I am now at in my life, I am grateful to have made it this far and each and everyday I will continue to beat the odds. Recovery is possible!!!
Even if we do want to make positive strides in our lives, it is important to remember that slow and steady wins the race.
Not every day is going to be perfect, but if we are willing to wait long enough, we will see the good things that come in the end.
No matter what life throws at you, don’t ever stop moving forward.
Love every single thing about you and know your worth!
We are worth as much as we believe we are. #selfworth #knowyourworth
When life gets tough, use all the struggles in order to help you move forward.
A daily reminder that no matter how hard things may get, you are enough the way you are.
No matter what others may say about us, we are unique individuals with something special to offer this world.
Even if it is hard, doing what is correct and speaking up for those who can’t is always the right thing to do.
Sometimes we need to become aware that we are not making the smartest decisions in life. Once we are able to do this, we can begin to change our ways and do better.
Today is the start of something new. Forget the negativity from yesterday in order to be able to move forward.
Looks, money, infamy, all those things can come and go, but a beautiful heart will always be beautiful.
Always stick to your morals and be true to yourself no matter what life throws at you!
We must always acknowledge our self-worth and know that we are fully deserving of love, happiness, and all things that are good, no exceptions.
Learn when to say no, and to set appropriate boundaries. We are all valuable and deserving of good things. Nevertheless, we must know how to have love for ourselves first.
I’ve had to learn to do this along my journey of life, but I now understand that my path is different that everyone else’s. I will achieve things at my own pace, and that doesn’t mean I am any less successful.
“You know what they say, ‘Fool me once, strike one, but fool me twice…strike three'” – Michael Scott
You can do anything you set your mind to!!! #believeinyourself
If a child can be so persistent, we as adults can definitely be too! Never give up and continue to fight this good fight called life.
You were created just as you were supposed to be, nothing more, nothing less, pure perfection. We are all enough just as we are.
At the end of the day, the only opinion that matters is your own. Be you, love you, all ways, always.
It is very easy to live our lives comparing ourselves to others. Nevertheless, once we are able to wholeheartedly see what amazing things we have to offer the world and come to realize that no other person can offer these things, that is when we will be truly content.
It is so easy to always be negative, yet being happy takes practice. Nevertheless, when we make the choice to want to be happy, we will start to see the world from an entirely different place!
It is so easy to choose to be kind, so let’s choose to do so today and always!
Sometimes things happen in our lives that leave us questioning our circumstances. One day though, we will come to understand that things needed to happen for a reason, and because they did we were able to grow and learn.
If you are reading this post, it means you’ve successfully made it through another week! What did you accomplish? What are you grateful for? Happy Friday! 🙂
Only we know when we’ve had enough and when we’ve gotten fed up of going through the same painful things over and over again. That’s when we can make the choice to make a difference in our lives.
If you’re reading this, you’ve successfully made it through another week! Kudos to you, and me! Happy Friday <3
I don’t think that as time passes all things will get easier. I do believe that when we come to terms and learn to accept certain situations, we will be able to deal with them better.
There is always a light at the end of the tunnel, even if you can’t see it now. Just keep fighting, and you’ll make it through to the other side.
We are allowed to do things according to our own timelines. As long as we are moving forward, each of of our journeys to success will look different.
“Success will depend on my effort..”
Take each chance you get and make it the best you can!
We can choose to be upset over the mistakes we have made or learn from them and become a better person.
Choosing to look at the positive things in life will allow us to remain forever grateful even when things get tough.
“We accept the love we think we deserve.”
“You are confined by the walls you build yourself.”
“It always seems impossible until it is done.”
“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.”
I absolutely love this! No matter what we may be going through now, we can be in a totally different situation in a couple of days, weeks, etc. Never give up!
Focus on today and learn to leave the things you cannot control in the past. #letitgo
No matter what ugly things our brain may be trying to make us believe sometimes, always remember that you have a purpose for being here.
Being able to keep our thoughts positive can go a long way in terms of helping us lead a better life.
Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.
Be so successful that you’re able to prove everyone that ever doubted you wrong.
Learning to focus on the here and now can help us tremendously. I’ve been learning to only keep in mind the things that are within my control in order to help my anxiety.
Even when days get rough and you feel like it’s the worst day ever, whatever you do, DO NOT QUIT!!!
“I have nothing now but praise for my life. I’m not unhappy. I cry a lot because I miss people…They leave me and I love them more…What I dread is the isolation. … There are so many beautiful things in the world…”
— Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are
“There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live.”
— Dalai Lama.
“Start now. Start where you are. Start with fear. Start with pain. Start with doubt. Start with hands shaking. Start with voice trembling but start. Start and don’t stop. Start where you are, with what you have. Just … start.”
— Ijeoma Umebinyuo
“Go inside and listen to your body, because your body will never lie to you. Your mind will play tricks, but the way you feel in your heart, in your guts, is the truth.”
— Don Miguel Ruiz , The Four Agreements.
“It was not the feeling of completeness I so needed, but the feeling of not being empty.”
— Jonathan Safran Foer // Everything is Illuminated.
“Embrace uncertainty. Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives won’t have a title until much later.”
— Bob Goff.
“How great and human it must be that we cannot contain the joy in our souls, so we laugh.”
I had this quote stashed away for awhile. And I don’t remember who said or where I found it, but I’ve remembered it all this time because… For all the hurt we have, we laugh. We smile. We feel hope and joy and all the good despite it all, and it bubbles up and out of us in laughter and sometimes tears. If any of you are like me, you’re one of those people who’ve dealt with a lot, but tend to laugh quite a lot. And no one should take that from you.
“Nothing ever happens like you imagine it will.”
— John Green, Paper Towns
“Our emotions are a part of us. ‘A part’ not a whole.”
“Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.”
— Ayn Rand
“Time is always passing. No matter what we do, it’s always flying by. Whether it’s sleeping, cooking, or being with family and friends; these moments will dance alongside you. With it constantly being spent, be mindful of how you spend yours.”
— Nicole Addison
“The day the child realizes that all adults are imperfect, he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them, he becomes an adult; the day he forgives himself, he becomes wise.”
— Alden Nowlan
“apologize to your body. maybe, that’s where the healing begins.”
— Nayyirah Waheed
“Do not expect people to tell you the truth because they also lie to themselves.”
— Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements
“Life is funny. Things change, people change, but you will always be you, so stay true to yourself and never sacrifice who you are for anyone.”
— Zayn Malik
“Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”
— Mark Twain
“Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.”
— Paulo Coelho
“The past does not have to be your prison. You have a voice in your destiny. You have a say in your life. You have a choice in the path you take.”
— Max Lucado
“There might be some hours of loneliness. But there was something wonderful even in loneliness. At least you belonged to yourself when you were lonely.”
— L.M. Montgomery
“You are your best thing.”
— Toni Morrison, Beloved
“I stopped looking for the light. Decided to become it instead.”
— Francheska, of ‘Hey Fran Hey’
“Even if you don’t believe in you just trust that there is one more person that always does.”
“The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself.”
— Maya Angelou
“If you wanted to do something absolutely honest, something true, it always turned out to be a thing that had to be done alone.”
— Richard Yates
“Feelings are healthy. You need to feel them all. Don’t suppress them. Sadness, anger, fear, happiness, love. Let them come, let them go.”
“I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It’s all a question of how I view my life.”
— Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes
“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.”
— Jalaluddin Rumi, The Essential Rumi
“Ten years from now, make sure you can say that you chose your life, you didn’t settle for it.”
“That is the simple secret of happiness. Whatever you are doing, don’t let past move your mind; don’t let future disturb you. Because the past is no more, and the future is not yet. To live in the memories, to live in the imagination, is to live in the non-existential. And when you are living in the non-existential, you are missing that which is existential. Naturally you will be miserable, because you will miss your whole life”
”Hating our bodies is something that we learn, and it sure as hell is something that we can unlearn.”
– Megan Jayne Crabbe
“You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result.”
“Many of us have been running all our lives. We have the feeling that we need to run—into the future, away from the past, out from wherever we are. In truth, we don’t need to go anywhere. We just need to sit down and look deeply to discover that the whole cosmos is right here within us.”
— Thich Nhat Hanh
“The hardest walk is the one you take alone, but it is also the walk that makes you the strongest.”
“So much of the soul has been given to things that are dead. And people wonder why they’re not alive.”
“You’re going to have a hard time in life if you let every little mistake bother you.. Life is good. Enjoy it.”
— M.O. Walsh, My Sunshine Away
“Confronting yourself is a form of self care.”
“Two steps forward and one step back is still one step forward.”
— Brooklyn 99, S6E8
“Because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.”
— Anne Frank
“There is no need of any competition with anybody. You are yourself, and as you are, you are perfectly good. Accept yourself.”
“What kept me sane was knowing that things would change, and it was a question of keeping myself together until they did.”
— nina simone
“Until we have seen someone’s darkness, we don’t really know who they are. Until we have forgiven someone’s darkness, we don’t really know what love is.”
— Marianne Williamson
“TO THOSE SUFFERING from mental illness –
You are Brave,
Deserving of Recovery.
Not just on your best days, but also on your worst.”
— J. Schuler
“Some steps need to be taken alone. It’s the only way to really figure out where you need to go and who you need to be.”
— Mandy Hale
“Always, over and over, these days and nights will come, the anxiety, the aversion, the doubt. And I will still live, and I will still love life.”
— Hermann Hesse, from Wandering; “Rainy Weather”
“Be of good heart.”
— Vincent van Gogh
“Have realistic expectations of yourself but also give yourself the chance you deserve.”
“It will take time, but flowers will eventually bloom in the places you believed would remain bare. Your soul will find peace again.”
— scrapnotes | unwavering
“Your healing is about you. It doesn’t need a stamp of approval. Don’t worry about how long it takes or how ugly it might seem. It is about you, and your wellbeing.”
“You are valuable because you exist. Not because of what you do or what you have done, but simply because you are.”
— Max Lucado
“Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it.”
“Whatever is real will find you. Believe that. Anything you lose is a lesson. Accept that. Whatever you gain is a lesson. Own it”
“When you’re trying to motivate yourself, appreciate the fact that you’re even thinking about making a change. And as you move forward, allow yourself to be good enough.”
— Alice Domar
“Always, over and over, these days and nights will come, the anxiety, the aversion, the doubt. And I will still live, and I will still love life.”
— Hermann Hesse, from Wandering; “Rainy Weather”
“If I am worth anything later, I am worth something now. For wheat is wheat, even if people think it is a grass at the beginning.”
– Van Gogh.
“Don’t let the concept of change scare you as much as the concept of staying unhappy.”
— Timber Hawkeye
“Eat like you love yourself. Move like you love yourself. Speak like you love yourself. Act like you love yourself.”
— Tara Stiles
“One of the most healing things you can do is recognize where in your life you are your own poison.”
— Steve Maraboli
This world isn’t perfect. People aren’t perfect. You aren’t perfect, and I’m not perfect. Mistakes will happen. Screw ups will be made. But, we have the power of forgiveness. So live. Live without the burden and choose to forgive. Choose to look beyond and love even the imperfections.
— Nicole Addison
“It is very easy to conform to what your society or your parents and teachers tell you. That is a safe and easy way of existing; but that is not living. To live is to find out for yourself what is true.”
— Jiddu Krishnamurti
Don’t ignore the warning signs because you think things are going to get better. Trust your gut and believe that you truly know what you deserve.
Complaining will never solve an issue. Instead, let’s work to change our circumstance or our attitudes about it!
No matter what goes on around us or within us, just keep pushing!
“You can’t go back and change the beginning but you can start where you are and change the ending.”
— C.S. Lewis
“I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.”
— Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
No matter what, show up, do what’s expected, and make progress!
“Choose to love yourself; choose to respect yourself; and promise with all your heart and soul that you will never leave you.”
— Kimberly Kirberger
“Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls my life.”
— Akshay Dubey
“At the end of the day, you can either focus on what’s tearing you apart or what’s holding you together.”
We can’t allow ourselves to be limited by things that may seem out of reach now. Instead, work hard and dedicate yourself to them and exceed even your own expectations.
“We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all.”
— Eleanor Roosevelt
“I stopped looking for the light. Decided to become it instead.”
— Francheska, of ‘Hey Fran Hey’
“The best advice I’ve ever received: ‘no one else knows what they are doing either.’”
— Charles Bukowski
“we cannot live in a world that is interpreted for us by others. an interpreted world is not a home. part of the terror is to take back our own listening. to use our own voice. to see our own light.” – Hildegard von Bingen
“The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself.”
— Maya Angelou
“Inside us there is a word we cannot pronounce and that is who we are.”
— Anthony Marra, A Constellation Of Vital Phenomena
Our level of success begins within our mind. The more we think we will achieve, the more we will end up achieving. Think about how great you will do in life, and then do just that.
“The opinion which other people have of you is their problem, not yours.”
— Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, On Life After Death
“So you plant your own garden and
decorate your own soul, instead of waiting
for someone to bring you flowers.”
— Jorge Luis Borges, After a While
trust a few,
do wrong to none.
— William Shakespeare (All’s Well That Ends Well)
“It’s not always necessary to be strong, but to feel strong.”
— Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild
Worrying about the things we have no control over will only make us lose our minds. Instead, let us focus on the things we can actually control while we strive to do things differently.
“Nothing is wrong if it makes you happy.”
— Bob Marley
“Find what you love. Do what you love. Challenge yourself. Take fear in one hand and courage in the other and walk on.”
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”
— Dr. Seuss,
The thing is,
fear can’t hurt
you any more
than a dream.
— William Golding, Lord of the Flies
“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says; I’ll try again tomorrow.”
“A man sees the world with what he carries in his heart.”
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“Life has many ways of testing a person’s will – either by having nothing happen at all, or by having everything happen at once.”
— Paulo Coelho
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.
— Maya Angelou
Monday is only a bad day if we make it a bad day! Let’s have a great week everyone.
Do or Do Not There is no Try- Yoda
The Future’s not set there is No Fate except the one we make for ourselves- Sarah Conner
Hey Marge they got the internet on computers now!- Homer Simpson
A Noble Spirit Embiggens the smallest Man- Jebidiah Springfield (The Simpsons)
At the end of the day, we are the only ones who can control how we feel.
“Change your thoughts and you change your world.”
— Norman Vincent Peale
You miss every shot you don’t take- Wayne Gretzky
I really love this quote because it’s so true. You don’t know how some opprutunites are going to turn out if you don’t take them
“You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.”
– Robin Williams
“Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art.”
— Maya Angelou
“My hope still is to leave the world a bit better than when I got here.”
— Jim Henson
It’s important to treat others with kindness, understanding, and respect – but make sure you’re treating yourself the same way too.
“You will never be able to escape from your heart. So it’s better to listen to what it has to say.”
— Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
“THE BRAVEST thing I ever did was continuing my life when I wanted to die.”
— J. Lewis
Welcome to adulthood LOL!
“Travel far enough, and you meet yourself.”
“Killing oneself is, anyway, a misnomer.
We don’t kill ourselves.
We are simply defeated by the long, hard struggle to stay alive.
When somebody dies after a long illness, people are apt to say, with a note of approval, “He fought so hard.”
And they are inclined to think, about a suicide, that no fight was involved, that somebody simply gave up.
This is quite wrong.”
— Sally Brampton
With great power comes great responsibility.
An awesome quote not enough people actually take to heart
No matter how hard things may seem today, if you squint hard enough, there’s always a light at the end of the tunnel.
“you need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star.” !!!!!!!!!! this is my absolute favorite quote!
I know I’ve posted this before, but it’s just as important as last time. Each day we get up, we make the decision to either remain in the same place or choose to change our situation. Make the choice to improve your life circumstances today, because no one else can do it for you.
“Do not give your past the power to define your future.”
“It is time to move into uncharted lands. If you want to do something you have never done before, you have to do something you have never done before. If you want to go somewhere you have never gone before, you have to go somewhere you have never gone before. You cannot do something new by doing old things. If you want your life to change, you have to change your life. So go ahead. It’s safe. And it’s also…about time.”
— Neale Donald Walsch
“Don’t lose yourself while caring for others. The most important relationship is the one you have with yourself.”
“Please do yourself a favour. Don’t lower your standards to fit in. Don’t shrink who you are to make others feel comfortable. Do find and surround yourself with people who like you just the way you are and who encourage you to keep growing.”
— Kristen Butler
“Self is the protagonist of change.”
“To change, to create something new, you must first destroy what is old.”
“We all have brilliance, but the problem is that it’s clogged by preconceived notions of our own limitations.”
“You can’t begin to write the next chapter if you keep re-reading the last one.”
— Witt Lowry
“Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.”
— Steve Maraboli
“Fight for your dreams, and your dreams will fight for you.”
— Paulo Coelho
“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”
— Maya Angelou
We all have the right to put up boundaries and say when we have had enough. It’s okay to say no and stick up for ourselves.
Don’t let anyone ever make you doubt how valuable and important you are. YOU light up a room and YOU have a purpose that will be fulfilled. Work hard and stay focused.
If we don’t make sure we are okay first, we will not be able to help anyone else out. Take time out for yourself today!
When things are hard and nothing seems to be going right, all we can do is take things one day at a time. Remember to breathe, focus on the things that are within our control and always keep in mind that tomorrow is a new day with new opportunities.
“If you want to be happy, you have to be happy on purpose. When you wake up, you can’t just wait to see what kind of day you’ll have. You have to decide what kind of day you’ll have.”
— Joel Osteen
“Choosing to recover isn’t a one time decision. It’s a choice I make every day. It’s the choice I make to get out of bed It’s the choice I make to clean my room It’s the choice I make to be positive It’s the choice I make to try and control what controls me. It’s the choice to be healthy, the choice to be happy the choice to be free.”
“Perhaps this is what this season is all about: trusting in the unknowns, finding gold in the little things, trading fear of what’s uncertain for freedom to thrive within it.”
– Morgan Harper Nicholas
“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
“… wherever you are, it’s okay. You can come back from it. Whatever happened to you down there, whatever the world looks like now, that’s not how it always looks. That’s not how it’s always going to look. There’s more. There’s always more.”
— Patrick Ness, More than This.
“Close the door. Remove the dust. Stop being who you were, and change into who you are.”
— Paulo Coelho
Coming to the realization that we are worthy of good things and that we don’t have to suffer can take a while, but once we reach this place we are able to live such a fulfilling life of genuine happiness.
Sometimes all you can do is take things one day at a time. We can’t worry about what hasn’t come around yet.
“Brave soul, don’t forget that you have survived every onslaught of darkness and fought through hell to get here. You are stronger than you give yourself credit for.”
— The Better Man Project
“You were hurt badly, and those scars will be with you for ever. I feel sorry for you, I really do. But think of it like this: it’s not too late to recover. You’re young, you’re tough. You’re adaptable. You can patch up your wounds, lift up your head and move on.”
— Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore
“It is an act of bravery to feel your feelings.”
— Gayle Forman
“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.”
— Thich Nhat Hanh
“There are two people you’ll meet in your life. One will run a finger down the index of who you are and jump straight to the parts of you that peak their interest. The other will take his or her time reading through every one of your chapters and maybe fold corners of you that inspired them most. You will meet these two people; it is a given. It is the third that you’ll never see coming. That one person who not only finishes your sentences, but keeps the book.”
“For once I need to choose myself, or else I’m going to lose myself.”
— Veronika Jensen
“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
— Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere’s Fan
“Rest and self care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.”
— Eleanor Brown
“It’s good to leave each day behind, like flowing water free of sadness. Yesterday is gone and its tale is told. Today new seeds are growing.”
“You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world…but you do have a say in who hurts you.”
— The Fault in Our Stars
“I think hell is something you carry around with you. Not somewhere you go.”
“You can’t lie to your soul.”
— Irvine Welsh
“You can feel the whole world and still feel lost in it. So many people are in pain – no matter how smart or accomplished – they cry, they yearn, they hurt … We all want the same things: comfort, love, and a peaceful heart.”
— Mitch Albom
“One day, you’ll be just a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.”
Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.
— Theodore Roosevelt
“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will…”
— Charlotte Brontë
“If you don’t go after what you want you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.”
— Nora Roberts
“Happiness can be found in the darkest of times if only if one only remembers to turn on the light.”
“The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.”
— Mark Twain
“A soft reminder: not everything that weighs you down is yours to carry”
“Sometimes, when you’re feeling buried, you’re actually just planted.” -Queer Eye Fab 5 🌱
“I am always in myself so I cannot lose control of myself.” -FKA Twigs
“Your attitude, not your aptitude, determines your altitude.”
“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”
Some days are better than others, but there’s no quitting!
“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
“In each individual the spirit has become flesh, in each man the creation suffers; in each is a redeemer crucified.”
-Demian, Herman Hesse
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