Quotes are my favorite things to read. Here are 7 quotes that I love and try to take with me everywhere and anywhere to keep a positive mindset and outlook on life.
“If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sun beams and you will look lovely” -Roald Dahl
This quote is one that I love because it reminds me of a teacher I had in High School. He was very sweet and by far one of my favorite teachers I’ve ever come across. The class was around 9 in the morning every morning and I had friends in the class so I would come in laughing almost all the time. I remember one day as I walked in he said to me “You’re like a ray of sunshine, you always walk in with a smile”. That stayed with me for the rest of my teen years and is still with me in my twenties. It’s true, having good thoughts even when it seems as though things aren’t going well and you smile it does things to people. Its like a movement that people will either love or hate. I’ve had people say “with everything you go through in your life with your health and stuff I love how you always smile” but Ive had others say “why are you always smiling its annoying, life isn’t always great you’re faking it.” At the end of the day just the thought is what counts, whether the people love or hate it doesn’t matter because they still see you beaming with joy. The only way for them to love or hate it is because they have to see it first and that means you are doing a good job for yourself and your life.
“Never do the envy, jealousy and insecure stuff. Be the hustler, the well-wisher, the go-getter.”
Envy, jealousy and insecurity are the three things people have that ruin themselves. It hurts no one else but you to be envious or jealous of someone or something. Being insecure is the self doubt, its worse than having someone say you’re not good enough because its basically you telling yourself that. Don’t envy, work hard and get what you want. Sure, it may take some time but timing is everything. It may be there time and not yours and thats okay because your time will come. The well-wisher is a hard one. Believe me I would know. I am a christian and I know you should pray for the people who wrong you. I am not really the jealous type but I have had a couple run ins with some girls and its tempting to retaliate but I don’t. I’ve taught myself to pray and send well-wishes. I pray that they will do well and succeed but that they leave me alone and leave the people I hold dear alone and not to harm them. I want them to do well! Why wouldn’t I? Maybe this way they will be happy with their lives and themselves and can move on and leave me at peace. Insecurity? Thats a big problem maker! Insecurity makes you think bad things and see bad things when you shouldn’t. I know some things may scare you but go for what you want. Don’t listen to the nay sayers take a deep breath and just go for it. If you’re a planning type of person plan it out if not just do it make your move and I hope it works our for you.
“If it costs you your peace its too expensive”
This could not be more TRUE! If it is making your soul restless and your mind freak out and your body weary it is so not worth it! Get rid of it! Anything that causes you anxiety is not good for you. It is not worth “trying it out” or “waiting a little longer”. Once you get rid of whatever it is you will be so relieved. It will feel almost physical! As if you’ve been carrying a very have sack on you back and you finally dropped it to the ground. Free yourself from whatever it is and always keep this quote in mind. When I start to encounter things having to do with people or situations I think to myself “is this really worth my peace?” The answer should always be no regardless of how hard it may be to let go of and walk away from. Sometimes it’s good to be just a little selfish and put your peace and serenity before other things.
“Every dreamer knows that it is entirely possible to be homesick for a place you’ve never been to, perhaps more homesick than for familiar ground.” -Judith Thurman
This is by far one of my favorites! Do you ever look at places in movies or pictures or read about them in books and get excited to see them? Does it make you want to go there overtime you see it? Maybe even make you feel like your missing something even though you’ve never seen it in person? I have had so many of those feelings about real and fictional places I read in books. When I read books on history and the Great Wars or the Indigenous people of this country it takes me back to another time. I know that those places are totally different now but it makes me want to go. It makes me want to go and see and imagine what it was like! I would love to go to the forests and mountains and sit and overlook the hills and just listen. Sometimes the simpler things are always the things that are the most beautiful and full of wonder.
“In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take.”
I have been told so many times “oh my gosh don’t do that he’s going to think your weird”! Or “You can not text first! You have to sound more hard to get” or “maybe in a few years, but not now”. Uhh hello?! Why can I not send stuff to him? Why can a girl not text a guy first? And why not now? This quote is so true because I have heard so many people say it! I have heard so many people say this of all ages, races and social classes. Everyone always says “you will only regret the chance you never took”! I have decided that I don’t want to be that person. I now send the text ESPECIALLY when they say he’s going to think I’m weird. Ive also texted first. I’m also doing things now that people said I should wait for later. Let me tell you something HE DID NOT think I was weird he loved what I sent. He doesn’t mind if I send a message first. Last but not least I am having so much fun doing this blog with my cousin and my friend and adventuring and traveling around my own state. It doesn’t matter if I’m not traveling all over the world I am doing this now and having fun doing so!
“As we grow up, we realize it becomes less important to have a ton of friends, and more important to have real ones.”
Growing up everyone always thinks the more friends you have the better. Being popular is the thing to do and thats when things get out of hand. I personally now have 3 best friends who I just love. I have a handful of other friends and thats it. I am very extremely careful with what I say to people and don’t really say much. My 3 BFFs are all I need because at the end of the day they’re the ones who know everything about me and don’t judge me. I wouldn’t want it any other way than to have them 3 as my best friends and then have a few close friends. They’re the ones I know I can trust and who will have my back for anything.
“Love yourself first, because thats who you’ll be spending the rest of your life with.”
Loving yourself is so so important and should be the rule to live by. It’s very hard for other people to see your sparkle if you cant see it yourself. Regardless of who you marry and the kids you have the person who will be with you for a lifetime is yourself. Learn to love yourself, care for yourself and enjoy time with yourself. Once you know how to treat yourself you will know how others should be treating you. You will learn to value yourself and know when something is not right for you and be able to live your life full of happiness and to the fullest and best of your ability.