Words. They aren’t just something put on a page or uttered into the wind. They have power, the power to lift or the power to tear down. They can never be taken back and depending on the impact, they’re not easily forgotten.
So for this post I decided to share some powerful words with you. Words that I hope will make a difference in your day, ones that you can remember when you need a little boost.
Here are just a few of the many words I engage when I need a little lift or a strong reminder. I hope you enjoy them.
I lead with one of my all time favorites from the amazing Maya Angelou.
And Still I Rise
“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.”
― Edward Everett Hale
Flight of the Hummingbird; The Curiosity Driven Life – Elizabeth Gilbert
“The unhappiest people in this world, are those who care the most about what other people think.”
― C. JoyBell C.
“When I believe in who I am, what I do, & why I do what I do…fear is no where to be found.” – Me
“It’s not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.” – Roy Disney
“Don’t aspire to be the next somebody else. Be proud and embrace being the first and only you.”
– Tammy Ferebee
“Purpose is not your vocation. Vocation is an extension of your purpose. Your purpose is much deeper.” - Me
The power of vulnerability - Brené Brown
“Don’t use your words to describe a situation. Use your words to change the situation.”
- Joel Osteen
“We don’t attract what we want. We attract what we are.” - Wayne Dyer
Start and End Happy – Sarah Trimmer
“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” – Albert Einstein
“Don’t worry about how it will happen, just believe that it will.” – Unknown
“My life is no longer a popularity contest. It’s no longer about how many things I have, how much money I make, or how many people like me. My life is about quality...the quality of it all. That’s where the true richness resides.” - Me
What words pick you up? What words serve as your reminder when you need one? I hope you will share them with us.
Until next time, here’s to words that make a difference. Love to you all…
P.S. If you'd love to add more cool quotes to your collection, please be sure to download my free
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