Quotes That Inspire Me, Pt. 4

Quotes That Inspire Me, Pt. 4

Hey there! I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ❤ Thank you so much to all of you for wishing me a happy birthday yesterday! I had an absolutely amazing day – everything that I got to do with my family could not have gone better. 🙂 I’m so thankful!

On this lovely morning, I wanted to finally write a post sharing a compilation of my current favorite quotes. ❤ I’ve been meaning to these past few weeks, but other posts took its place! I adore writing these from time to time because I’m always being inspired by what I see on Pinterest’s motivational side (you can go follow me here!), which is evident by the other three posts I’ve written in this series.

Related Post: Quotes That Inspire Me, Pt. 1

You’ll have to let me know in the comments below which quote spoke to you the most! I’m loving each and every one of the seven I found to share with you this morning. ❤ I hope you enjoy!

My Top 7 Favorite Quotes

“Life becomes more beautiful when we stop anticipating the worst.” – Matt Hattersley

cannot tell you how good it is for me to be reminded of truths like this! I am always quick to worry that circumstances and situations will go as poorly as possible, which is awful because then I’m living in fear in even the most exciting of times. Taking a moment to remember how things have gone well in the past is a practice I don’t often keep up with, even though I would so appreciate it!

Related Post: Quotes That Inspire Me, Pt. 2

Most of the people who died yesterday had plans for today.
Don’t take life for granted.

This one is a bit deep, but goodness, it has me absolutely floored. It’s one of those quotes that easily gets me thinking deeply, along with quotes like one of my favorites: “If the words you said were tattooed on your skin, would you still say them?” We are living this life with purpose … may we never fall into the mentality that we are left to wander this earth alone. Please, keep it intently on your mind just how precious life is!

Remember what it feels like to be excluded so that you can help build a community where everyone is included.

It is well known that we can only truly empathize with others when we have first gone through what they’re facing. With this in mind, I am encouraged to remember the times when groups of people were unwilling to accept me – just how lonely and forgotten it feels to be in the presence of others who don’t wish to give you the time of day. The next time I’m around someone who has no one else to turn to or talk to, I want to be there for them – may I be the reason they can smile that day. ❤

Related Post: Quotes That Inspire Me, Pt. 3

Very little is needed
to make a happy life.

I have seen the beauty and truth of this through two things. First, through observing how having more than enough makes me feel, and two, being open to how my minimalist-minded mother views life. Surrounding myself with things that make me happy, without the number of possessions being overwhelming, is truly an art. I see complete value in experiencing life over owning things, in appreciating things I can afford without feeling a total attachment to them for extended amounts of time. I’m still experimenting with how I wish to live and spend my money, and I’m enjoying the process.

Your mistakes do not define you.

While other quotes have got me thinking more than this one, it is quite possibly the one I need to read the most. When I misstep and lose my way, I am well known for judging myself on my way back to the right way to live. I cannot improve and live the way I desire to with self-condemnation. This is why the Lord is helping me immensely to leave this trait behind.

Be the change you want to see.

I can easily begin judging others for doing wrong instead of focusing on improving my own behavior! It’s not good to live a life that condemns other people – even when it’s easy, it doesn’t feel right to look down on others in that way when we have our own issues. Where you can step in and do right, regardless of what others are choosing to do, is where we can thrive.

Do all things
with purpose.

It is so easy to fall into the habit of going through the motions. However, what if we were to live with the intention of doing all things with great love – with purpose? I know that our view of life would become so much more beautiful! Knowing we’re making a difference in the lives of our family and friends is absolutely wonderful. ❤

Thank you so much for reading! I had fun getting to share these quotes with you. I hope you have a blessed Wednesday!

Let me know in the comments below:

Which quote was YOUR favorite?

— Maggie

50 thoughts on “Quotes That Inspire Me, Pt. 4

  1. Those are all really great quotes, Maggie!!

    I really liked these three:

    #1 – Most of the people who died yesterday had plans for today.
    Don’t take life for granted.
    #2 – Remember what it feels like to be excluded so that you can help build a community where everyone is included.
    #3 – Be the change you want to see.

    All those quotes are really great to apply to our daily lives and also puts things in perspective! (I just did my own post on Monday featuring three quotes that I found inspiring! Feel free to check it out if you want! goo.gl/2zkSs1)

    Thanks so much for sharing! 😃

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    1. Thanks Brad! I’m glad you enjoyed reading it 🙂 I agree!! They’re very helpful to keep in mind. I saw that post in my Reader on Monday, I haven’t gotten the chance to read it yet, but I will! You’re welcome!

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  2. Happy belated birthday, Maggie! These were a great selection of quotes, but I liked this one in particular:
    “Remember what it feels like to be excluded so that you can help build a community where everyone is included.”

    I attended a congregation for about 6 months that had, what I dub, a “James 2” problem. You were only wanted if you were a) wealthy and/or b) someone important. I didn’t fit in at all and when we told the leadership we were leaving they said, “we actually encourage people to leave so they can help smaller congregations.”

    I try to talk to people who get ignored—particularly the elderly—because I know what it feels like to be unwanted. It’s a painful feeling, especially when it is brought on by people who claim to love God.

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    1. Thank you! ❤ oh goodness, what a depressing thing to go through 😦 I’m sorry that happened. I’ve also had my share of congregations unsure of how to welcome a newcomer treat me in a similar fashion, which is what has encouraged me all the more to be a friend to those who have none. Thanks for reading!

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  3. Wow! The quote about remembering what it feels like to be excluded, I so relate to this! ❤ I try to remember past circumstances I've been in so it could help someone else not feel abandoned and isolated.

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    1. Same here! Having been the outcast in more than one situation, I see others going through the same thing in a much, much different light. ❤ Rather than doing what everyone else is doing (not giving the newcomer the time of day), I know to include them, because that’s what I have wanted and needed in new situations myself.

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