Inspirational quotes

  • Health & wellbeing,  Inspirational quotes

    Things are looking up

    Everyone I know has at least one ongoing problem or nagging issue that defies resolution, whether it’s chronic physical pain, a career crisis, or a social conflict that’s a chronic pain in the ass. It’s hard to make peace with something that you can’t make peace with, no matter how hard you try. Today’s quote is a perfect reminder to step back and enjoy the weekend without giving a thought to the annoyances and grievances that will be there on Monday. ~CL

  • Anna Quindlen,  Inspirational quotes,  relationships

    Glittering magical moments

    “Life is made up of moments, small pieces of glittering mica in a long stretch of gray cement. It would be wonderful if they came to us unsummoned, but particularly in lives as busy as the ones most of us lead now, that won’t happen. We have to teach ourselves how to make room for them, to love them, and to live, really live.” ~Anna Quindlen, A Short Guide to a Happy Life At the close of a busy summer, many of us like to review the highlights of the season. We might focus on the major milestones — weddings, graduations, birthdays, retirement parties, or family vacations. Likewise, when we chronicle…

  • Inspirational quotes,  Personal growth

    Your grass is green enough

    “Get busy taking care of your own grass, and you won’t notice whether it’s greener elsewhere.” ~Karon Waddell Whenever I’m fully engaged in my own life, I’m practically oblivious to what’s going on around me. Some psychologists refer to this state as being in the flow. Whatever it’s called, I’m happiest when I’m focusing on my own stuff — and free of competitive impulses. Jealousy and envy tend to sprout when we’ve lost confidence in our own abilities and gifts. That’s when we look over our shoulders to see what others have. That’s when we start comparing ourselves and feeling “less than” — even when we shouldn’t. The remedy? Be too…

  • Communication,  Health & wellbeing,  Inspirational quotes

    How big is your world?

    “The world only exists in your eyes. You can make it as big or as small as you want.” ~F. Scott Fitzgerald Look around, and you’ll notice that the happiest and most interesting people are those who stay fully engaged with the outside world. I’m talking about the ones who get out of the house, stay physically active, make an effort to expand their social circles, and indulge their curiosity. They’re not sitting on the couch waiting for someone to call. And you’ll rarely catch them randomly scrolling for social media updates on their cell phones; they’re so busy doing something that they simply don’t have time. Today’s quote suggests…

  • Health & wellbeing,  Inspirational quotes,  Thoreau quotes

    Illuminate the ordinary

    “To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.” ~Henry David Thoreau Sometimes we’re so focused on preparing for a vacation — or any special occasion — that we forget to celebrate the “ordinary” day we’re experiencing right now. And then we wonder why we feel such a letdown after an event is over. Life is so much more than a series of special events and high expectations. In today’s quote, Thoreau suggests that we have the power to transform our ordinary days into something more beautiful. We can start by appreciating what’s around us, and then look for opportunities to brighten the day for someone…