Sometimes, we face a day that just isn't going well. Days where it seems like everything that could go wrong does, and you feel like throwing yourself back in bed, covering your face and forget you even woke up... those are the days where we need some encouragement from someone else. Maybe today's like that for you? If so, I hope something in my article will offer comfort and inspiration! Here are 7 daily inspirations...
1. "Be Kind, for Everyone You Meet is Fighting a Hard Battle." - Plato
Many times, we tend to focus on our own problems, and think that everyone else should treat us special because of our bad day. In reality, though, everyone you meet is going through something in their own life that isn't fun. We all have problems - we all have bad days. So even though you're having a bad day, make an effort to see others' problems and try to be encouraging to them. In doing so, you will brighten your own day!
2. "Happiness is a Choice." - Anonymous
You can either choose to cry all day or smile through the tears. A little cry is good sometimes to release that pressure inside, but after a while, you need to choose to be happy even in the midst of sadness. It can never be healthy to live a life of sadness and sorrow. Will you make the choice to be happy?
3. "Life is Not about Waiting for the Storms to Pass... It's about Learning How to Dance in the Rain." - Vivian Greene
Once again, it's the choice that counts. This quote takes me back to fond memories of my childhood, as we ran and danced carefree in the rain at my grandmother's. Even in the dreariness of the rain, our day was filled with smiles and laughter, and many good memories!
4. "a Remark Generally Hurts in Proportion to Its Truth." - Will Rogers
How true this is! Take criticism with an open mind. Be willing to accept the words of your friends (no matter how painful they are) and apply it to your life. Better yourself through the things you learn about yourself from your friends.
5. "the Only Fool Bigger than the Person Who Knows It All is the Person Who Argues with Him." -Stanislaw Jerszy Lec
Why bother arguing with a know-it-all? It only makes you just as foolish. Who cares if you don't have the best education. What matters is that you use the smarts you were blessed with to the best of your ability.
6. "We Are All in the Gutter, but Some of Us Are Looking at the Stars." - Oscar Wilde
What side of the gutter are you choosing to see? The downside with the muck and yuck of life or the beautiful stars of blessings in the sky?
7. "Love is like an Hourglass, with the Heart Filling up as the Brain Empties." - Jules Renard
Love is as important as the air we breathe. Without it, we are nothing. Cherish the love in your life. Let your sweetheart know every day that you feel blessed to have them in your life. (And mean it!) True love is is like cotton candy, it's sweet but it disappears fast. Don't let your true love go!
I hope I've been an encouragement to you and brought a smile to your face as you read this. In closing, I want to leave you with this beautiful prayer: "May God grant you always... A sunbeam to warm you, a moonbeam to charm you, a sheltering Angel so nothing can harm you. Laughter to cheer you. Faithful friends near you. And whenever you pray, Heaven to hear you." - Irish Blessings
Have a wonderful day!
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