Blog #674 Be Happy!!!

Hey – let’s brighten up our day with some motivational quotes

We all have days when we struggle.  Maybe it is health issues; or maybe finances (don’t look at the stock market today); maybe it is work or family or a plethora of other issues.

Hopefully these can help brighten your day!!!  (Like it did mine!!)

1. “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” –Jimmy Dean

I also like watching sailboats.  Going with the wind in their sails, they glide along.  But, on the reverse trip they are going into the wind. I like watching them put their sails at an angle to the wind and setting the rudder to zig-zag and come back across the lake.

2. “Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.” –Nido Qubein

Sometimes things look bad (like your present circumstances).  You can get through them. I sometimes think of people who overcame poverty, overcame discrimination, overcame handicaps to become great successes.  Others have done it – so can we!!!

3. “The best way out is always through.” –Robert Frost

You can get out of situations – fight your way through them.  Be strong and be of good character and keep going!!!

4. “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” –Khalil Gibran

Life isn’t always easy.  There are mountains to climb, we might trip and fall and have scars and bruises.  Read the biographies of those that have triumphed – and pick yourself up!!!

5. “My dark days made me strong. Or maybe I already was strong, and they made me prove it.” –Emery Lord

I have fought with depression the last few years.  There were two times I wanted to step out in front of speeding cars – but didn’t.  I think I understand others better from my experiences.

6. “Normality is a paved road: It’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow.” –Vincent van Gogh

Hmmm – maybe I fit this adage.  Why be normal? I also am thinking of Robert Frost’s poem about two roads diverged in a woods and I took the one less travelled.

7. “Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” –Rabindranath Tagore

We all have days with clouds.  (When I lived in Oregon, most of the winter was clouds with some light rain).  But behind the clouds there is a golden lining as the sun shines on them. Clouds also help the earth from ‘burning up’ like the Sahara Desert!!

8. “Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

Yes, tomorrow is a new day – move on from the hurts and hassles of yesterday.  Find new adventures and get moving!!

9. “Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” ― J.K. Rowling

We can choose happiness – we can choose our attitude.  Turn on your inner light.

10. “When we deny our stories, they define us. When we own our stories, we get to write a brave new ending.” –Brené Brown

Don’t live somebody else’s story.  Live your own story, that is, live your own life

11. “Your now is not your forever.” –John Green

Life goes on – ‘now’ disappears into ‘tomorrow’.  Life life fully and abundantly. Keep positive!!!

Well – just reading and writing a short comment has brightened my day.  Today I am going to SHINE like the SUN!!!

Posted by Bruce White

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