Happy Friday, friends!
I’m a huge fan of using quotes and mantras to center your day and encourage positivity. They’re great wellness reminders and can really play a huge factor in how you live out the day.
I’ve been making it a point to share a quote every morning on Twitter to help jumpstart a bit of inspired productivity. Writing down and sharing a message that will motivate you to get things done, and to do them well, will seriously change your outlooks and results during the day.
I’ve rounded up ten awesome and empowering quotes and passages that I hope help motivate you as we lean into the weekend! I hope that you jot a few down and meditate on them a bit, hopefully finding a spot for them in your everyday routines. Before you know it, you won’t need the quotes, you’ll be living them, instead.
+ I truly believe that everything that we do and everyone that we meet is put in our path for a purpose. There are no accidents; we’re all teachers – if we’re willing to pay attention to the lessons we learn, trust our positive instincts and not be afraid to take risks or wait for some miracle to come knocking at our door. — Marla Gibbs
+ If you want happiness for an hour — take a nap. If you want happiness for a day — go fishing. If you want happiness for a year — inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime — help someone else. — Chinese Proverb
+ The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassions, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen. — Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
+ Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity. — Paulo Coelho, Alchemist
+ Most things will be okay eventually, but not everything will be. Sometimes you’ll put up a good fight and lose. Sometimes you’ll hold on really hard and realize there is no choice but to let go. Acceptance is a small, quiet room. — Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar
+ Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. — Albert Einstein
+ All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him. — Buddha
+ Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
+ “And after a long time the boy came back again.
“I am sorry, Boy,” said the tree, “but I have nothing left to give you-
My apples are gone.”
“My teeth are too weak for apples,” said the boy.
“My branches are gone,” said the tree.
“You cannot swing on them-”
“I am too old to swing on branches,” said the boy.
“My trunk is gone,” said the tree.
“You cannot climb-”
“I am too tired to climb,” said the boy.
“I am sorry,” sighed the tree.
“I wish that I could give you something… but I have nothing left. I am an old stump. I am sorry…”
“I don’t need very much now,” said the boy, “just a quiet pleace to sit and rest. I am very tired.”
“Well,” said the tree, straightening herself up as much as she could,
“well, an old stump is a good for sitting and resting. Come, Boy, sit down. Sit down and rest.”
And the boy did.
And the tree was happy. — Shel Silverstein, The Giving Tree
+ We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection. — Dalai Lama