Reflect & Journal

This Reflect & Journal section provides a collection of my favorite inspirational quotes intended to motivate you to explore your perspectives and rethink any limiting beliefs. The ultimate goal is to uplift and energize through the insights you gain.

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Quotes of the Moment:
May 2024

"The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved." – Toni Morrison

"We rise up by lifting others." – Robert Ingersoll

"No one has ever become poor by giving." – Anne Frank

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." – Leo Buscaglia

"The only way to find peace of mind is to stop thinking about what bothers you." – Ralph Waldo Emerson

"In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they're still beautiful." – Alice Walker

"The greatest need of our time is to clean out the enormous mass of mental and emotional rubbish that clutters our minds." ― Thomas Merton

"Hope and fear cannot occupy the same space. Invite one to stay."
– Maya Angelou

"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek." – Michelle Obama

"Change is inevitable. Growth is optional. Choose wisely." – Allan Wallace

"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new." – Socrates

"You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves." – Mary Oliver

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.– Robert Brault

“Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.” – Mary Oliver

“The little things? The little moments? They aren’t little.– Jon Kabat-Zinn

“You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.” – Carl Jung

“We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter their color.” – Maya Angelou

“Peace is not something you wish for; it's something you make, something you do, something you are, and something you give away.” – John Lennon

“We are all human, and our humanity is our common bond. Let us always choose love and empathy over hatred and division.” – Melinda Gates

“Under the sky, under the heavens, under the stars, there is but one family!” – Bruce Lee

“The greatest problem in the world today is intolerance. Everyone is so intolerant of each other.” – Princess Diana

“To love one another just may be the fight of our lives.” – Amanda Gorman

“When the world is so complicated the simple gift of friendship is within all our hands.” – Maria Shriver

“Every one of us needs to show how much we care for each other and, in the process, care for ourselves.” – Princess Diana

“Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.” – Chief Seattle

“At the end of the day people won't remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

“Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Peace is not something you wish for; it's something you make, something you do, something you are, and something you give away.” – John Lennon

“Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Realizing who you are is the best feeling.” – Taylor Swift

“I’m very interested in truth, in finding ways to be messy and unsure and flawed and incredible and great and my fullest self, all wrapped into one.” – Emma Watson

“Life is a series of commas, not periods.” – Matthew McConaughey

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” – Albert Einstein

September 2023

“Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don’t fight them. Just find a new way to stand.” – Oprah Winfrey

“You pray for rain, you gotta deal with the mud too. That’s a part of it.” – Denzel Washington

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anaïs Nin

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” – Maya Angelou

“Life's challenges are like waves; they may knock you down, but each time you rise, you'll find a stronger version of yourself.” – Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

“Find out who you are and do it on purpose.” – Dolly Parton

“Don't you ever let a soul in the world tell you that you can't be exactly who you are.” – Lady Gaga

“Self-discovery is not selfish; it's the greatest gift you can give to yourself and the world.” – Oprah Winfrey

“I’ve been searching for ways to heal myself, and I’ve found that kindness is the best way.” – Lady Gaga

“It’s OK to not be OK and it’s OK to ask for help.” – Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex

“I have Asperger’s, and that means I’m sometimes a bit different from the norm. And – given the right circumstances – being different is a superpower.” – Greta Thunberg

“I’m just a kid and not larger than life because this happened to me. I’m just gonna keep doing all the stuff that makes me happy. And just living my life the best I can, and not let this bother me.” – Ralph Yarl

“Sometimes our biological family doesn’t understand or accept us, but our chosen family, the people who truly see us and love us for who we are, they become our greatest source of strength and belonging.” – Amit Ray

“True friendship is not about being the same or having identical opinions, but rather embracing and celebrating our differences while supporting each other’s unique paths.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Find out who you are and be that person. That’s what your soul was put on this Earth to be. Find that truth, live that truth, and everything else will come.” – Ellen DeGeneres

“True friendship is a journey that takes us beyond ourselves, leading us to discover the beauty of shared moments, the richness of understanding, and the depth of unconditional support.” – Pico Ayer

“Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.” – Princess Diana

“Kindness can be its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.” – Eric Hoffer

“No act of kindness, no matterhow small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop

“A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.” – Amelia Earhart

"Your emotions make you human. Even the unpleasant ones have a purpose. Don’t lock them away. If you ignore them, they just get louder and angrier." – Sabaa Tahir

"When patterns are broken, new worlds emerge." – Tuli Kupferberg

"The heart has its reasons, which reason knows not. – Blaise Pascal

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart." – Helen Keller

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it” – Maya Angelou

“Your heart knows the way. Run in that direction.” – Rumi

“At some time in our lives we all experience a moment when you become the person you are, and that age when you become you is irrelevant.”  – Toni Morrison

If you get tired, learn to rest, not to quit.”– Banksy

“There is always light. If only we’re brave enough to see it. If only we’re brave enough to be it.” – Amanda Gorman

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” Barack Obama

“Someone I loved gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this, too, was a gift.” Mary Oliver

“Change the way you look at things, and the things you look at change.” – Wayne W. Dyer

“Do things for people not because of who they are or what they do in return, but because of who you are.” Harold Kushner

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

“Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart, give yourself to it.” Siddhartha Gautama

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you’ll never have enough.– Oprah Winfrey