Sitting on my desk is this little calendar, each page is a day with an inspirational quote, saying, or feel-good message, along with some pretty artwork. It’s a Page-A-Day calendar, a stocking stuffer Christmas gift I received last year from one of my beautiful elves.
It got me thinking….how many people use feel-good, or inspirational quotes to improve their mood, help them get back up when life knocks them to the ground, or for motivation?
I’m curious. Do any of you read them? Do you use them? If you use them for any other reason, what are they?
Just recently, I started doing something I’ve heard other people do. I’ve written messages on my bathroom mirror, and used sticky notes to leave inspirational words where I can see them when needed.
I’ve been eyeing some of those beautiful framed artworks of printed messages lately too.
When I had my business cards printed years ago, I chose 10 meaningful quotes that resonated with me and illustrated the type and level of service I wanted to provide, and had one printed along the bottom section of each card….it’s hit or miss which quote you get!
I thought I’d share some of these with you this week.
Here’s a list of what’s been on my Page-A-Day calendar recently, and a few of the quotes on my business card. (If you would like one of my cards, let me know, I’ll be happy to send you a little packet of goodies!)
On to the list….
Replace fear of the unknown with curiosity ~ author unknown
You gotta imagine what’s never been ~ Sue Monk Kidd
The best things happen while you’re dancing ~ Irving Berlin
You’ve just gotta fight your way through ~ Ira Glass
Do your thing and don’t care if they like it ~ Tina Fey
Life is tough my darlin’ but so are you ~ author unknown
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe ~ author unknown
Most of the shadows of life are caused by standing in our own sunshine ~ author unknown (Love this one!)
There’s no need to imagine that you’re a wondrous beauty, that’s what you are ~ Tove Jansson
If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always got ~ author unknown
Accept the challenge ~ author unknown
Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive ~ Hafiz (completely agree!)
Create what you wish existed – author unknown (doing this in my business!)
Action is the foundational key to all success ~ Pablo Picasso
The distance between your dreams and reality is called action ~ author unknown
Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself ~ author unknown
If you don’t like how things are, change it ~ Jim Rohn
There you have it, a few to choose from. I hope some of them resonate with you and help you in some way.
Let me know if you use inspirational quotes or messages, and how you use them….do you post them where you’ll see them every day? Do you write them in a journal? Do you use them in vision boards?
Do you use them to make yourself feel better? To motivate you to do something? To help you find clarity?
If you have any that’s been pivotal in your life and you’d like to share them with us, we’d love to hear them!