Quotes That Inspire Me, Pt. 1

Quotes That Inspire Me, Pt. 1

Hi there, everyone! ❤ I hope that you’re doing well. 🙂 Today, I will be talking about some of my recent favorite quotes!! Because I’m always browsing Pinterest for inspirational quotes, I have acquired a lot of favorites over the years! For this post, I have chosen five that are very relevant for my life right now, and I’ll also talk a little about why I love them so much. Let’s jump right into this!

My Top 5 Current Favorite Quotes

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.

Throughout September and into October, as well, I have been working really hard on changing different negative behaviors that have become too prevalent in my life. From impatient responses to judging others, there are different ways I feel and act about things and circumstances without realizing how it’s impacting my life. If I can get myself into the habit of thinking before I respond, then I won’t make as many bad mistakes as I do now. Tracking my progress, both the highs and lows, really helps me to keep going, which is why I bring it up on my blog from time to time. 🙂 I’m thinking about doing my Making the Change posts again, but I’m not sure yet. I probably will!

Let life surprise you.

Are you like me, in that you want things to go according to plan, and when things change, whether for better or worse, it really messes you up? I struggle with this all the time. It could be about my school work, or the blogging plan I made for myself. If something gets changed, or added or moved, I get really disoriented and oftentimes upset about it. The reason this quote speaks to me is because I want to do a better job of letting life surprise me! Most things don’t go exactly according to plan. I desire to accept the little changes 🙂

Be nice first.

If I can get into a better habit of taking the plunge and being nice to people I meet first – whether I say hi to the person behind me in line, or I compliment the waitress’ hair – I could really beat my social anxiety in leaps and bounds! It’s definitely something to work on, and quotes like the one above really help me to stay motivated!

If it costs you your peace, it’s too expensive.

I always find myself getting in over my head about all sorts of things. I keep my room too tidy. I keep my blog schedule too tight. I spend too much time organizing pictures. I become over-dedicated to all sorts of things, to the point where I don’t even like the thing I was dedicated to anymore, haha! It’s a sad existence. So, the moral of the story is, yes, I would love to have a clean room, and a blogging schedule and organized folders of pictures, but they tend to cost me my peace. By working on a bit at a time, and finding joy in the length of time it takes me to become inspired, or feel well enough to clean up, etc, is what I need to work on.

His will. His way. My faith.

This is a quote that someone based off of Jeremiah 29:11, which is an absolutely beautiful and comforting verse, and I love this quote, too! I am happiest in life when I’m trusting in His will and following His plans for my life. Whenever I try to step aside from the path He has ordained for me, I am always disappointed. It’s not like something bad happens to me if I make a bad choice, or something; the Lord isn’t like that. I just end up feeling down, almost like I can just see that He had something greater planned for me, but I chose to go somewhere else. After an experience like that, I’m always more than ready to return to following Him again! ❤

So, those are my favorite quotes! I had so much fun finding those five and talking about them. Let me know in the comments below:

Which of those quotes was YOUR favorite?

thanks to jirah and elline for my signature! xx

44 thoughts on “Quotes That Inspire Me, Pt. 1

  1. “If it costs you your peace, it’s too expensive”….I’m a BIG believer in this one! Sometimes I feel like we (as a society) get so caught up in the rat race of life that we turn into someone that we don’t even recognize. We try keeping up with other people’s Instagram lives and become so envious of what they have and where they live that we, by any means necessary, start acting with very little regard to our moral compass…and for what? I love that you put this up, Maggie, it’s such a good reminder! ❤

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  2. Loved this post! I’ve always loved a lot of quotes, but here are a few that I really like :

    Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.

    How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard

    What if I fall? Oh darling, but what if you fly?

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  3. Oh my goodness I love the bible verse Jeremiah 29:11!! Its been a source of such hope for me in rough times. Also I really like the ‘let life surprise you’ quote, that’s really important since life is topsy-turvy and very unpredictable. I like planning and knowing things ahead of time, so I need to work on that as well. xoxo

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  4. Oh Maggie, what wonderful choices!!!! This is awesome! I’d say my quote would be between the first and the last. We should always keep moving forward, and these quotes together say that. You know, I’ve read about the importance it is by giving people simple compliments, and it’s always nice to make someone’s day by just going a little bit out of our comfort zone 🙂

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  5. All of the quotes are so lovely, but my favorite is “be nice first”. If I ever saw that randomly I wouldn’t have put too much thought into it, but your explanation of what it means to you hit home for me as well! Something so simple as complimenting one’s appearance could do so much! If I’m completely honest, when I’m out at social things I can find myself being upset that somebody didn’t talk to me, but by taking this approach you are initiating the conversation and who knows, it could turn into a wonderful friendship! After my little rant I would like to say, “THANK YOU for posting this”! I will definitely keep this in my mind when I am out and about ❤

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    1. That’s so cool that you can relate! It definitely can, and even though breaking the ice can be difficult to do, it’s worth it if you can make someone’s day, and/or find a new friend. 🙂 Aw you’re very welcome! I’m so happy that I could inspired you ❤

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