Hey guys ❤ I hope that your new week has gotten off to a beautiful start! This is day three of my mom and Isabella’s stay at the hospital, and I am truly praying they’ll be able to come home today.
This past weekend was the craziest one we’ve had in a while, haha, and I understand why – there’s been SO much going on! As a whole, we’ve been working together and coordinating who should visit them and when (yesterday, it only worked for our dad to go), but there have definitely been our fair share of hectic moments, too. I’m asking the Lord to help us maintain peace, which can be hard in different situations that have occurred. However, I know that He is with us, and that He is delivering us through all this. ❤ ❤
Health Update: My dad is leaving the house right now to go be with my mom and Isabella. My mom needs a blood patch, so my dad needs to be there to stay with Isabella while she has that done. All prayers would be greatly appreciated!
In the spirit of Motivational Mondays, I’ve been browsing Pinterest for inspiration lately, and I found some really great quotes. They’ve been helpful to read when things get stressful, and I’d love to share them with you!
If you need a bit of inspiration like I do for this week (I’m sure we all do!), check out the ten quotes I’ve compiled below. ❤
Also, in case you haven’t seen yesterday’s post, you can meet my baby sister Isabella here! Enjoy these quotes!
Quotes That Inspire Me, Pt. 3
It is well.
These three, simple words put together do a beautiful job of reminding me that things will get better. The Lord is still here. Even when I get lost in the moment, things soon become normal once again. It is well with my soul.
“Keep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you.” – Walt Whitman
I love this optimistic quote!! Choosing to look on the bright side of things means that our stress-filled thoughts will begin to diminish – and fall behind us. Seeing and believing that things really will get better is the only way we will begin to heal.
Surround yourself with people who see your value and remind you of it.
There are few things more encouraging to me than when I get to talk to and be around my family who loves me. Having their encouragement and inspiration is one of of the only ways I’m able to leave stressful times behind. Talking things through and having their support, as well as knowing they still care for me even when I’m struggling to love myself, is an important aspect of my life I don’t ever desire to take for granted. ❤ Choose your company wisely.
The best is yet to come.
Good things are on their way! Life can be deceptive sometimes, in that it looks like things, people, and situations are at a fixed state of being, but things never end there. Things will get better.
Live more, worry less.
I absolutely love this one! Worrying can feel so productive sometimes, because we’re usually thinking of ways the situation will happen and how we will deal with it when it comes. Well, what if we were to live in the moment instead, and expect the best, then just deal with things as they come? Mentally preparing and ruining the present moment is not worth it in the end. This leads me to my next quote …
Nothing ever happens the way you imagine it will.
Back in 2016 when my little sister Elizabeth was born, as well as this past Friday when Isabella was born, their birth stories did not in any way go the way I projected them to. The more I live through experiences like this, the more I realize that I’m never able to fathom what my future will consist of! Leaving everything in the Lord’s hands really is an essential 🙂 Things end up being better, a bit worse, or sometimes simply different than we think they will go … but in the end, I can always see Him at work. Trusting Him and having faith is so important.
Faith it ’till you make it – then spread the faith.
Going through tough situations is hard in the moment, I am well aware of this. But what happens when we’re able to see what the Lord brought us through? We’re able to tell others about how we know He helped us! That is an extremely important testimony in the lives of all Christians.
God has a great plan for your life. Trust Him.
This is something I believe with my whole heart … but it’s also something I appreciate being reminded of time and time again. ❤
Happy are they who take life day by day, complain very little, and are thankful for the little things in life.
I would love to fit this description, haha! While I know that I try to most days, I want to put those three things into practice every day, and not get so worked up about small problems. I make them worse when I don’t respond right. I know that the Lord is helping me with this, and I am continually giving it to Him.
Be patient. Be gentle. Be humble. Be loving. – from Ephesians 4:2,3
These are things that all of us can work on! Cultivating these qualities is one of the things I am working on and praying over at this time in my life. ❤
Thank you sooo much for reading! I hope that you’re all doing well. Thank you for all of the comments you shared yesterday ❤ I appreciate your prayers and support! Let me know in the comments below:
Which quote was YOUR favorite?