Life can get difficult and we need inspiration from time to time. These are 5 inspirational quotes to live by to get motivation and direction of how we can be better to ourselves and others.
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1.“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” – Mother Teresa
Often, we look around and see things we wish were different. They are usually “too big” for us. We alone cannot change everything, but it can start with us. The rippling impact can be others paying it forward or others motivating more people. Then it can continue even further with these others paying it forward and motivating even more people.
2.“Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.” – Mother Teresa
I think we all know friends and family, perhaps even ourselves, that have been diagnosed with some horrible illness. We’re not sure how long we’ll have left with our loved ones. Or we’re not sure what the future with the loved one will look like. We often feel sad and worried about the future. While that is understandable, we need to be careful to not miss the present moments!
This is one that I’m really having to work on. You see, one of my close loved ones was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s within this last year. My heart breaks thinking of what the future will be for them…. for all of us. I look around and see others with Alzheimer’s where they don’t recognize people anymore. The thing is unless I change my mindset, I’ll miss out on the precious moments happening now.
Fast forward years from now, the relationship will be different for my loved one and others close to them, but there will still be happy moments.
No matter where we are in life, we need to look for those happy moments and be in the moment. Each one of those moments is priceless. Enjoy them!
3.“We may never know all the good that a simple smile can do.” – Mother Teresa
We don’t know what others are going through unless we’ve walked in their shoes. Often people want to help others, but perhaps there is just not enough time or money to do what we wanted to do for them.
A smile on the surface may sound simple. It does not take much time and it does not cost anything. But a smile could be the difference between a good day and a not so great day.
Make giving to others a priority and brighten up other people’s days with a smile!
4.“Be careful not to compromise what you want most for what you want now.” – Zig Ziglar
If we’re trying to lose weight, this quote is great to remember as the piece of chocolate candy that we may be deciding if we want or not, may satisfy that sweet craving now, but it will compromise what we want in the long run.
If you want to be debt-free and have less money stress, it’s the little things that will get us off course for immediate satisfaction.
5.” To make a difference in someone’s life you don’t have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful, or perfect. You just have to care.” – Mandy Hale
We don’t have to have our life altogether to make a difference in other’s lives. It doesn’t take a lot of money to do this either.
Open the door for others, say thank you, and sending a card are all powerful things that make a big impact on others and cost nothing to little money. There are so many other things we can do too.
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