5 Things To Inspire

I never wrote a post for March goals and still haven't for April goals yet either. I have started a new ritual though; if I've had a rougher than usual day, before I go to bed, I spend a few minutes looking online for quotes, videos, anything that makes me smile. I truly believe going to bed angry, upset, sad, hurt, stressed, is never a good thing. If you go to bed content, chances are you are giving your tomorrow a big shot of a positivity boost. :)

I thought I would share a few things that have helped me pick out the joy lately.


One. When we are connected, it means we all believe in each other.





I love her. How adorable and SMART is this girl?! She has life figured out. 
I hope Sookie is this perceptive when she gets older.



Two. Own Hero




Three. Be Gentle With Yourself

Desiderata

Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;

you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.
Max Ehrmann, Desiderata, Copyright 1952.



Four.  What You Have

Be thankful for what you have;
you'll end up having more. 
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
you'll never, ever have enough.
-Oprah



Five.  Happy Thought



What are your favorite quotes to lift you up and remind you how wonderful life is?

10 comments :

  1. What a great post! You are such an amazing person and your story is beautiful! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and the sweet comment. I'm so glad you did so I could find your blog! Look forward to following along. :)

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