Last night I was reading through some old cards that I received during a difficult time in my life and I came across one from a good friend of mine that had a quote on it that went "the road to a friend's house is never long" and I admit to getting a little emotional when I read it. I'm not really one for posting inspirational quotes on my social media or talking about them online, but I often read them in private. Some I forget about moments after I read them. Others have stayed with me and I can honestly say have changed how I approach situations and helped me when faced with challenges. I get that there may be some eye-rolling at yet another blogger posting inspirational quotes and I get that for most people a quote isn't going to be life-changing. But just maybe on days when you are lacking motivation or having a bad day, one of these quotes might just make you feel a little better, put things in perspective or give you the answer to a difficult question.

Inspired by reading that card last night, this afternoon I sat down with a coffee and a few squares of dark chocolate and compiled my collection of favourite quotes from some really smart people :)....

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

I think happiness is what makes you pretty. Period. Happy people are beautiful - Drew Barrymore

Be the person your dog thinks you are. - J.W. Stephens (my favourite :))

If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough - Oprah Winfrey

Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud - Maya Angelou

Some people like my advice so much that they frame it upon the wall instead of using it - Gordon R. Dickson

Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it - André Gide

Aging is not 'lost youth' but a new stage of opportunity and strength - Betty Friedan

Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears - Les Brown

I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do - Helen Keller

If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one - Dolly Parton

Done is better than perfect - Sheryl Sandberg

If you’re someone people count on, particularly in difficult moments, that’s a sign of a life lived honorably - Rachel Maddow

We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better - J.K. Rowling

Promote what you love, instead of bashing what you hate - Jordan Bach

As I get older, I realize that the thing I value the most is good-heartedness - Alice Walker

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light - Aristotle Onassis

Change your thoughts and you change your world - Norman Vincent Peale

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible - Dalai Lama

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value - Albert Einstein

#advice #kindness

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