“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”― Mahatma Gandhi
I can appreciate that we all experience hard times. And in these times, it may be difficult to find the light in our circumstances and situations. It’s nothing to feel ashamed of though. This is a key indicator that we are human. Our emotions range and expand much further than happiness. We cannot move through life programmed as a robot, shrugging off and denying every negative emotion. However, after acknowledging these emotions, we can proactively combat them by practicing a positive routine.
Quotes have been a powerful tool in my life throughout the years. Whenever I am seeking wisdom and motivation, I search for a quote on the internet. During my trying times when I needed uplifting words, I read an inspirational quote. And here’s an easter egg for those who may not have noticed: Every single one of my blog posts begin with a quote related to the topic. These concise sentences filled with clarity and hope spark light and understanding into my soul. Sounds intense, right? It is.
Quotes have the power to not only inspire the reader but transform the reader as well. Along with feelings of hope, quotes can awaken faith and inner strength. With this said, I figured I would share the wealth (because sharing is caring, and I care) of some inspirational quotes I regularly read. Here are my top ten inspirational quotes for 2022:
“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” -Jane Goodall
“Be messy and complicated and afraid and show up anyways.” –Glennon Doyle Melton
“The comeback is always stronger than the setback.” -Catherine Plano
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” -Thomas A. Edison
“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” -George Eliot
“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.” -Roy T. Bennett
“I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” -Estée Lauder
“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” -Stephen R. Covey
“Stop shrinking to fit places you’ve outgrown.” -Furaha Joyce
“Don’t be upset when people reject you. Nice things are rejected all the time by people who can’t afford them.” -Unknown
I hope reading these quotes lift your spirits high into oblivion. And I hope after you read them, you feel reassurance knowing that any negative emotions, circumstances, and situations are temporary. We are far greater than any attachment to negative matters. We bend but we do not break. We cannot break because life itself is a gift, no matter how complicated. There will be good days and bad, but if these quotes have taught me anything, it’s knowing how to turn lemons into lemonade. These quotes have taught me the importance of showing up for yourself even when your insides scream to give up. FAITH. It all comes down to faith. Blindly trusting in and being confident that everything will work out not only the way it should, but for the best. And when you look through the lens of that perspective, negativity diminishes and gratefulness flows in. Sending my love to all of you ❤