Don’t Be Afraid

12 bible verses to remind you that you’re not alone when the going gets tough.

When I found out my mother was dying of cancer I was terrified. For 26 years she had watched over me when I was sick (and that was a lot of the time) and encouraged, not with words but a silent expectation that I would do what was necessary to get back on my feet, brush myself off and carry on without complaint. The thought of trying to do it without her made me weak in the knees – literally shaking in my shoes.

Then I wondered, does she know she’s dying? And if not, how do I tell her?

“Julie, am I going to die?” Continue reading “Don’t Be Afraid”

Sustained Happiness: A gallery of Quotes

12 Inspirational quotes for sustained happiness

This week, my biology is totally ‘out-of-wack.’ Seriously! Not one single molecular scale in this whole body of muscular, epithelial, connective or nervous tissue, seems to want to find balance with me right now! So I need your help.

I’ve got some captivating inspirational quotes based on the habits I mentioned in my last post:

  • smiling
  • connecting
  • giving

but I don’t want them to stay stagnant on the page this time. Please tell me about the one that means the most to you or introduce me to one that I didn’t mention.

Right now, I am personally concentrating on perspective. . .

We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.

. . . looking high and low for every manner of rosebush I can find (figuratively). I know there must be other spins on this: optimism vs pessimism. I’m all eyes and ears. So drop me some comments.

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A Happiness Gallery of Quotes

10 quotes and affirmations about happiness.

People wait all week for Friday, all year for summer, all life for happiness. ~ Ritu Ghatourey.

I think we all know how easy it is to fall into that trap, so my plan is to rig my home with reminders – affirmations and inspirational quotes sprinkled around in key places: like the back of the chair where I drop the TV remote; the kitchen counter where mail tends to pile up; closet door; slip one under the frame of the floor length mirror at the end of the hallway – places like that. I’ll let you know how it works out.

Anyway, here are 10 affirmations and inspirational quotes that I found most engaging. (Remember if viewing on a mobile device you may need to zoom out to see the full poster).

 

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A Fairytale Gallery of Quotes

Who says Fairy tales are just for children?

Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, on the distant side of the great sea, there lived . . .

Thus begins my fairy tale.

Yes, I believe in Fairy tales. And even though my childhood fascination with beautiful princesses, magic wands and evil ogres has dimmed, fairy tales remain dear to me. Continue reading “A Fairytale Gallery of Quotes”

A Sunshine Gallery of Quotes

10 Inspirational quotes to help you find your sunshine place.

Everybody needs a little pick-me-up every now and then. I certainly do, and inspirational quotes seem do the trick better than most things I can think of.

There is something about an inspirational quote that I find affirming, elevating, even compelling. I can’t even say that I know what it is.

Maybe it’s the way those select words of simple wisdom just hit the nail right on the head – no extra frills or ruffles to blur a clear, uncomplicated lesson.

Here are 10 Inspirational Quotes that Continue reading “A Sunshine Gallery of Quotes”