I am a quote-aholic. When I was recently working on my vision board for 2017 at Body Solace Studio, I realized the extent to which I love to be able to pull a well-crafted quote out of a book or a magazine article and use it for inspiration.
I shared several quotes during my Women & Wellness presentation last year for the Canadian Mental Health Association and I was pleased to learn that two of the quotes that I shared are still resonating with audience members a year later: “No-one is you and that is your power,” and “You can’t make everyone happy, you are not pizza.”
Because we are currently living in a troubling, increasingly terrifying world, I thought it would be a good idea to sift through and simply list a few quotes that are inspirational to me. Some I feel are relevant to today… to how important it is right now to see the good and to be kind to one another. And others, I am sharing just because I love them.
Here are just a few…
“There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” – Leonard Cohen
“Whatever the problem, be part of the solution. Don’t just sit around raising questions and pointing out obstacles.” – Tina Fey
“You are not a mess. You are a feeling person in a messy world.” – Glennon Doyle Melton
“Empathy has no script. There is no right way or wrong way to do it. It’s simply listening, holding space, withholding judgement, emotionally connecting, and communicating that incredibly healing message of ‘you’re not alone’.” – Brené Brown
“When life gives you lemonade, make lemons… life will be all, like whaaat?” – Phil Dunphy
“If I’m crazy, I’m blissfully so.” – Emmylou Harris
“Sometimes painful things can teach us lessons that we didn’t think we needed to know.” – Amy Poehler
“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ … especially in times of disaster, I remember my mother’s words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers – so many caring people in this world.” – Fred Rogers
It’s true that helpers and goodness can be hard to see at times. It’s true that it can be easy to be angry and to fall into a trap of negativity, particularly when newsfeeds and newspapers are filled with so many stories of hatred, egotism and fear. And it’s okay to be angry. It’s okay to think negatively about what’s happening around you. It’s okay to feel uncertain, anxious and scared… But it isn’t okay to be unkind.
Here’s one last quote for you…
“You can always, always give something, even if it is only kindness.” – Anne Frank.
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