Quotes That Inspire Me, Pt. 3

Quotes That Inspire Me, Pt. 3

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. ❤ ❤

Related Post: Quotes That Inspire Me, Pt. 1

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.

Related Post: Quotes That Inspire Me, Pt. 2

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?

Happy Monday!

— Maggie

December Photography Challenge || Week Three

December Photography Challenge || Week Three

Hello guys! I hope you’re having a wonderful Sunday. ❤ This is week three of the December photography challenge! My lovely blogging friend, Gracie, started it and invited her followers to join in. You can go check out the photos Gracie has shared on her blog here! I’m happy to share with you this week’s pictures. 🙂

Day 10 – Fun

The fairy lights I have up in my room! They’re very fun, haha, and make my room so cheery. ❤ Do you have little lights like this in your room? I really recommend them if you’d like to brighten up your living space! White/gold ones aren’t exclusive to Christmas time, which is nice 🙂

Day 11 – Today’s Temp.

I took the photo immediately after reading the prompt for the day, haha, so it was still pretty cold outside that morning. I think the high was in the low-50’s that day, and it has also been quite windy recently. 🙂 Also, you can see our ‘countdown to Christmas’ board behind the thermostat!

Day 12 – Christmas Tree

You can see some of the different ornaments we’ve decorated our tree with in this pic! We made those little paper snowflakes last year, I think – Samuel likes putting them on the tree. 🙂 ❤ Also, you can see Plankton (from SpongeBob) in the middle right; my brothers insisted that he be perched on our tree this year, haha

Day 13 – Christmas Card

My family and I haven’t had a chance to drive to the post office yet, so if any Christmas cards have arrived for me yet, I don’t know it, haha! For this reason, I was sadly only able to take a picture of a beautiful holiday card my mom bought last year. It’s so pretty and sparkly!

Day 14 – Joy

Elizabeth has been being so cute lately!! She loves exploring the outdoors, trying new foods, playing games with us, and dancing along to the shows she watches. ❤

Day 15 – Christmas lights

I love experimenting with lights and the blur effect for certain photos, so I thought it would be fun to do this with Christmas lights! I just waved my phone camera all around near the tree while taking photos, and this is the one that turned out best, haha. It looks pretty neat!

Day 16 – Ornaments

This little guy is one of my favorite ornaments! My brother and I each made one to hang on the tree back in 2007, I think it was, and they’ve been ornaments on our tree every year since.


Thank you for reading, guys! I’m excited to get to share more photos next weekend. Until next time, I hope you all have a beautiful new week!

December Photography Challenge || Week Two

December Photography Challenge || Week Two

Hey guys! I hope you all had a beautiful week. 🙂 ❤ This is week two of participating in my blogging friend Gracie’s December photo challenge. You can check out the photos she’s shared so far here!

As you saw last week, I’m posting my photos for each prompt on the Sundays in December. Let’s see what pictures I took last week!

Day 3 – Family

Because there are so many people in my family, it’s a challenge to get everyone in the same place (also in the same mood, haha) at the same time. However, Samuel was enthusiastic about posing in front of the Christmas tree with me! He’s looking a little beat-up right now because he lost his first baby tooth recently (he was so happy!), and he has a scar between his eyes from falling last month.

Day 4 – Angel

A birthstone ornament of my brother’s! I love the green of its robe, and the detail of the tree lights reflected in the glass of the angel’s body is just beautiful. I’m very happy with how this picture turned out!

Day 5 – Sky

The beautiful sky above our house that afternoon! Our weather has been pretty scattered and varied recently; some clouds, a bit of sunshine, lots of rain, a bunch of fog – and it’s slowly getting colder. I love when the clouds look like they do in the above picture; they appear to be a huge cotton ball blanket, or something. It’s so pretty!

Day 6 – Something Gold

You can see our Christmas tree reflected in a few of the bells! I love seeing this little decoration up in December; usually we have it on a door, not the wall, so that we know when someone goes in and out of the house / room. lol

Day 7 – Something White

My snowman mug! I’m not using it as a drinking cup currently, since I really like it as a decoration. It’s such a nice addition to my other Christmas / winter decor!

Day 8 – Under the Tree

Some of the beautiful presents we have wrapped! Samuel has really enjoyed getting to wrap all the presents he bought / made for us this year, and I love wrapping presents, too. It’s fun seeing these under the tree all month! (Well, until Christmas morning, hehe)

Day 9 – Something Green

This is Samuel’s favorite little elf stuffed animal! My mom got it for him last Christmas, and he was very happy to be reunited with it this year. It has such a cute little face, and it used to sing ‘Deck the Halls,’ but quit working when we got it out last week (which made Samuel very sad). Still, we all think it’s very cute 🙂


Thank you for reading, guys! I’m excited to get to share more photos next weekend. Until next time, I hope you all have a beautiful new week!