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?

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Bible Verses That Comfort Me

Bible Verses That Comfort Me

Hi guys! I hope that you’re all doing well. x It has been a while since I did a post sharing some of my favorite Bible verses, so that’s what I’ll be talking about today! Sharing the ones that I love is so much fun, and I also love recommending comforting verses to others. I’m surprised it has been so long since I did a post like this!

Below, you will find a small compilation of Bible verses that, as the title suggests, are of great comfort to me. I’m always finding new verses in the Bible that bring me peace, and the ones for today are just a selection that I frequently come back to. I hope you enjoy! Let me know in the comments below which verses are comforting to YOU. 🙂

My Favorite Comforting Verses

My first favorite is Romans 8. That whole chapter is absolutely amazing, and if I had to pick just one verse from it that blesses me the most, it would be 8:11.

And if the Spirit of Him Who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, He Who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of His Spirit Who lives in you.

I spotted that verse for the first time on Pinterest, no less. It was a while back, and it completely blew my mind. It’s verses like that one that I continually come back to, because like so many others, it’s worth reading over and over again!

My second recommendation is from the beginning of John 15. The first eight verses are a parable Jesus told His disciples, and as I’ve mentioned in my Cultivating A Joyful Life series, I am completely in love with His parables. This one is about how He is the True Vine, and that we are the branches. The fifth verse does a good job of summing it up (see below), but the whole parable is definitely worth reading.

I am the Vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing.

It beautifully reminds me to focus on growing in His love, instead of looking to outside circumstances for contentment and happiness. He is the reason for my joy!

For my third choice on this list, I definitely have to include Philippians 1:21.

For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.

While I’m here on this earth, everything that happens in my life is part of His plans for me! And when my time on this earth is done, I will spend all of eternity by His side. ❤

I’ll have to do a second part sometime! I enjoyed it. Thanks for reading 🙂

What are YOUR favorite Bible verses?

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Fall OOTD #1 – Comfy/Casual

Fall OOTD #1 – Comfy/Casual

Hi there, guys! Thank you so much for coming by today’s post. ❤ I am SO excited about this one in particular!! I’ve enjoyed writing all of the different posts for October (which is awesome, as I was wanting it to be fun haha), but this is one I’ve been wanting to do practically the whole time I’ve been blogging. I finally had all the right things to be able to do it (clothes, pictures, ya know), so here I am!! This is my very first Outfit Of The Day! ❤

As I’ve probably mentioned before, and as you can most likely guess, fall is my absolute favorite season! There are so many things I love about it, but to name just a few, the weather, beautiful warm colors, food, and the clothing! Finding fall outfits to wear when it’s chilly outside is lots of fun, and the one that I’m sharing today is one of my favorites so far!

Let’s check it out!

The wind was rebelling a bit, don’t mind my hair, haha!

First off, this outfit is SUPER comfy, and I love how all the colors go together! The wristwatch was a last-second decision, but I ended up loving how it paired with everything else.

Side note: this photoshoot gave me soooo much anxiety because I get really self-conscious when someone’s taking my picture. I much prefer to be the photographer, but my desire to write this post helped me battle the nerves. I’m happy with how the pictures turned out, but just know that it took some effort, haha!

Alright, so let’s talk about where I got everything!

  • T-ShirtKohl’s. It’s super soft and comfy, but definitely attracts more lint than I’d prefer in the wash, haha!
  • Plaid ShirtTarget. It totally screams “fall” at me, and while I love everything about it, I prefer wearing it around my waist than as an actual shirt!
  • PurseThrifted. It stood out to me sometime last year when I was walking around Goodwill because I never see purses like it there! It was a steal for only a couple of dollars, and was in like-new condition.
  • Black JeggingsThrifted. I was so excited when I found these about a month ago at a local thrift shop. They are so comfy and modest! My only complaint is that, after wearing them for a while, they begin to loosen and slide off my waist slightly, but nothing disastrous has occurred yet, lol.
  • ShoesFamous Footwear. They’re very comfortable and go with practically everything I own!!
  • WatchThrifted. I would wear it all the time if I could, but it doesn’t go with very many of my clothes. I love it sooo much, though!

If you have any specific questions about what brand the items are, how much they were, or what size they are, I’d be happy to find that out for you!!

Thanks so much for reading, guys!! I loved making this post, and I’m planning on sharing at least one more OOTD this fall!

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