There are probably about a million quotes floating around online. From quotes from historical figures, famous people, and just random people. It’s easy to get lost in the sea of inspiration, which is by no means a bad thing!
I’ve decided to put together a list of my favorite quotes that inspire me to become a better me. This is both for me and you! It’ll be nice to have a list to look at when I’m feeling down and unmotivated. Hopefully it’ll help you too! Please let me know in the comments!
So, let’s get started. Here are my top 5 favorite inspirational quotes that I hope you will also love! I’ve included my own thoughts along with some beautiful little graphics I made up.
Kindness is a language the blind can see and the deaf can hear. – Mark Twain
Up first is a quote that is dear to me. I strive to be a kind person. I think if everyone did the world would be a much better place. Kindness can get you far in life. Most people don’t want to be surrounded by people who are constantly rude (I know I don’t!)
I work with children. Sometimes I have a child come up to me, complaining that their friend called them a name (my favorite so far was “poop in the butt”…yes a child called another child that! It was so hard to keep a straight face.) So, I go talk to their friend. Most of the time it turns out that this child that came to me was the first one to hurl the insults. I get the want to lash back, but it doesn’t make it okay. If you meet rudeness with kindness, you will be the one who came out on top.
Nobody comes up and complains about the kind kids. I’m talking about those kids who are just too sweet for words. And I have overheard a little one being rude to one of these kind kids. They responded with kindness and they were successful.
Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn, or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude. – Denis Waitley
Most people place their happiness in the future. “If I could only get a new car I would be happy.” “If only I could make a couple extra bucks an hour I would be happy.” They forget to live in the moment and enjoy their present. Yes, it would be great to get these things, and it’s definitely important to have goals and dreams for your future, but you can be happy right where you are.
Focus on the little things, and happiness will follow. Even if everything seems to be going wrong, there’s always one little thing. Focus on that until it makes its way into your heart.
Take time to do what makes your soul happy.
This is very important to me. Take time to do things you enjoy. A lot of people talk about how self-care is so important. You know why? Because it is! You need to take time to focus on you.
Whether it’s taking a nice, long bubble bath after the end of a stressful week or setting aside time to work on a hobby you enjoy, make the time. I am positive you’ll see a difference in your life.
If you’re a busy person, schedule that time into your life. I am sure you can afford a half hour to meditate, pamper yourself, veg out and watch some Netflix, work on a hobby, or whatever makes your soul smile.
Broken crayons still color.
This is such a short and simple quote, yet so powerful. You may feel broken. I know the feeling. I’ve been there and sometimes still feel broken. I have bipolar disorder. I have to take medication to help my brain function normally. It cannot be cured, just treated. Yes, I feel broken. Yes, in my mind it’s a fact that I am broken.
But still, I color. I live life. I contribute to the world in a positive way (mainly through working with children.) I try to be kind because I know how it feels to not be treated kindly. I still wake up everyday and give it my best. You can too, I believe in you. I know you can do this. You can still color. You can still color brightly and vibrantly.
Failure is a great teacher, and, if you are open to it, every mistake has a lesson to offer. – Oprah
Yes. Yes. Yes. You cannot learn these lessons without failing first. You can’t become good at something without failing. This article features 15 famous people who have experienced failure. I suggest reading it when you feel you may never succeed.
Keep trying. You can’t master a skill without taking that first step and failing along the way. There are powerful lessons hidden in those failures. If you look closely, you’ll see them.
I really hope these quotes helped to boost your week on this hump day! Please, let me know your favorite quotes in the comments or on my Facebook page!