Motivational Monday (January 19, 2015)

“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”― Mother Teresa

“I think of the trees and how simply they let go.” –May Sarton

“You can’t make them love you, but you can show them what they are missing out on.” –Unknown


“Unbroken” Motivational Monday

One of the quotes I shared in last week’s motivational Monday collection really stuck with me, “Life is good, sometimes I forget that.” It was hammered home again after a whirl wind movie tour (three movies in two days) last week.

The quote resurfaced in my head as I was walking back to my car after seeing “Unbroken” (which I highly recommend; the book, Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand is on my reading list for this year). Sometimes I think my life is tough, and I know at times my life has been very tough, yet my worst day is nothing compared to anything portrayed in the film based on the story of Louis Zamperini’s life. I have lost a kidney, relationships, and loved ones; I have questioned God when he has made me wait and I haven’t been able to see the path he has for me, but I need to remember life could be always worse. Louis’ story is one of survival, resilience and forgiveness. When life gets me down I hope to remember not only could it be worse, but that others already have it worse than me.

With all that said, my motivational quotes for this week (from this film) are:

 “However dark the night, however dim our hopes, the light will always follow darkness.”

“A moment of pain is worth a lifetime of glory.”

“If I can take it, I can make it.”

“Never give up. No matter what.”

Motivational Monday (December 29, 2014)

“While we do our good works let us not forget that the real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.”― Chinua Achebe, Anthills of the Savannah

“Life is good. Sometimes I forget that.” –Unknown

“Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be?” –Danielle LaPorte

Motivational Monday (November 17, 2014)

“I began learning long ago that those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.
–Booker T. Washington

“Problems are only opportunities with thorns on them.” – Hugh Miller

“Happiness is not found in the things you possess, but in what you have the courage to release.”
-Nathaniel Hawthorne

Motivational Monday (November 10, 2014)

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop, The Lion and the Mouse

“Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.” –Sigmund Freud

“Never be ashamed of a scar. It means you were stronger than whatever tried to hurt you.” –Unknown

Motivational Monday (November 3, 2014)

“People will stare. Make it worth their while.” –Harry Winston

“Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride in that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it can be a beautiful place.” –Kurt Vonnegut

“The enemy is not fighting you because you’re weak. He’s fighting you because you’re strong.” –Unknown

Motivational Monday (October 20, 2014)

“It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

“What is important is not what happens to us, but how we respond to what happens to us.” – Jean-Paul Sartre

“Starting today I need to forget what’s gone, appreciate what still remains and look forward to what’s coming next.” –Unknown