Quotes to Live By


This was such an adventure in quote reading I need to say! I was thinking about things we should do, things we need in this life, “quotes to live by” so to speak. I found so many good, positive and important quotes and I just had to share 10 of them with you kind readers. The hardest part was narrowing the 100 or so wonderful quotes down to these 10! I really hope you all find something here that you find useful today, inspires you and makes you think and also most of all… Makes sense! 🙂
1.If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul~Rabbi Harold Kushner
2.Don’t look where you fall, but where you slipped~African Proverb
3.A good life is when you assume nothing, do more, smile often, dream big, laugh a lot, and realize how blessed you are for what you have~Author Unknown
4.Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
5.Be loyal to what you love, be true to the earth, fight your enemies with passion and laughter~Edward Abbey
6.Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, a touch that never hurts~Charles Dickens
7.Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echos are truly endless~Mother Teresa
8.Most of the shadows in this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine~Ralph Waldo Emerson
9.Be still like a mountain and flow like a great river~Lao Tzu
10.When you can’t change the direction of the wind–adjust your sails~H. Jackson Brown

Quotes About Faith


I was thinking of how important my faith is to me, my faith in God. Then there is also faith in myself, my decisions, my walking through this life and keeping the faith even when things look bleak or uncertain. My faith keeps me together, I am proud to say that. It’s a good subject to be thinking about and I’m sure I’m not the only one who thinks about faith in many aspects of our lives. I went searching for some faith quotes to share with you kind readers, I hope you enjoy them as much as as I did in finding them. It will give us all something all to ponder on for today! 🙂

1.Faith is a bird that feels dawn breaking and sings while it is still dark~Rabindranath Tagore

2.Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence~Helen Keller

3.Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies~Mother Teresa

4.Faith is knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof~Kahlil Gibran

5.You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith~Mary Manin Morrissey

6.The smallest seed of faith is better than the largest fruit of happiness~Henry David Thoreau

7.Faith is putting all your eggs in God’s basket, then counting your blessings before they hatch~Ramona C Carroll

8.When the solution is simple, God is answering~Albert Einstein

9.I choose to have faith, because without that, I have nothing…It’s the only thing that keeps me going~Author Unknown

10.Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase~Martin Luther KIng, Jr.

Quotes About Family


I was thinking about how important family really is and should be to us. Looking over tons of family pictures recently really had me realizing how very blessed my family was. Growing up in Autumn’s and my family we really did have a lot of love together and such great times, and we still do of course! Our Mom and Dad, just the very best of parents and all of us 6 sisters…Well, we had some moments. Some bad, but most of them very good moments and so many wonderful memories. So I went searching for some good quotes concerning family, I found some really good ones. I hope you all enjoy reading them as much as I did! 🙂
 
1.You don’t choose your family. They are God‘s gift to you, as you are to them~Desmond Tutu
2.When you look at your life, the greatest happiness are family happinesses~Dr. Joyce Brothers
3.If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people~Tich Nhat Hanh
4.Families are a lot like fudge–Mostly sweet with just a few nuts~Author Unknown
5.Family is the most important thing in the world~Princess Diana
6.In every conceivable manner, the family is a link to our past, bridge to our future~Alex Haley
7.Govern a family as you would cook a small fish–very gently~Chinese Proverb
8.What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family~Mother Teresa
9.I know why families were created with all the imperfections. They humanize you. They are made to make you forget yourself occasionally, so that the beautiful balance of life is not destroyed~Anais Nin
10.What greater blessing to give thanks for at a family gathering than the family and the gathering~Robert Brault

Quotes About Joy


I was pondering and wondering again, I do it quite often! Anyway, I really was thinking about how joy can be found in our lives. So, I took a look arond and found all kind of nice and fitting quotes to share. We really do find joy in our lives, it balances out the sad, but only if we try! Looking at the positives is always a  good thing. We all have sorrow and grief and some not very happy times in our lives of course. We are human, after all…But then we must look for the joy, it’s to be found. It really and truly is, so please do read these quotes. Let’s try or best to celebrate joy today and everyday! 🙂
1.Joy is prayer–Joy is strength–Joy is love–Joy is a net by which you catch souls~Mother Teresa
2.When you wish someone joy; you wish them peace, love, prosperity, happiness…All the good things~Maya Angelou
3.Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow~Helen Keller
4.There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward~Kahlil Gibran
5.Shared joy is a double joy, shared sorrow is half a sorrow~Swedish Proverb
6.When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy~Rumi
7.The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again~Charles Dickens
8.I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy~Rabindranath Tagore
9.The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it~Thich Nhat Hanh
10.Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of bringing joy is enough~Emily Dickinson

Quotes About Smiles


I was thinking about smiling and smiles. How often times when someone is feeling low, you give them a smile. It’s so nice to see the sad feeling or low person feel cheered and smile back. How smiling when you meet up with anyone, just smile! Most people will respond nicer to a smile than a frown! I think smiling is just a “feel good” happening. I personally would much rather be remembered for smiling than frowning. I wasn’t sure if I would find anything…But I searched for quotes on Smiles and Smiling. Wow and Yay, I smiled because I found some really good ones! 🙂 I sure hope all of you kind readers enjoy them as much as I did…And it makes you smile! 🙂

1.Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love~Mother Teresa

2.Smile, it is the key that fits the lock of everybody’s heart~Anthony D’Angelo

3.If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don’t be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning “Good Morning” to total strangers~Maya Angelou

4.A warm smile is the universal language of kindness~William Arthur Ward

5.Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy~Thich Nhat Hanh

6.One who smiles rather than rages is always the stronger~Japanese Proverb

7.If you don’t have a smile, I’ll give you one of mine~Author Unknown

8.You’re never fully dressed without a smile~Martin Charnin

9.The teeth are smiling, but is the heart?~African Proverb

10.A smile confuses an approaching frown~Author Unknown

Quotes from Mother Teresa


I have always admired Mother Teresa and been drawn to her life, her work, her endless giving and most of all her non stop loving of people. She was a very wise person and she had a lot to share and say. I was browsing through some of her quotes for my own benefit and inspiration. Then it occurred to me that maybe you kind readers would like to see some of her quotes. I made a list of 10 that were beautiful and do need sharing. I am hoping you will enjoy them and feel as inspired as I do by her! 🙂
1.Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.
2.Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
3. I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world.
4.We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.
5.If you want a love message to be heard, it has got to be sent out. To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.
6.We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
7.Intense love does not measure, it just gives.
8.I found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurts only love.
9.Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody. I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
10.We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature–trees, flowers, grass–grows in silence; See the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence. We need silence to be able to touch souls.

Quotes About Caring


I found myself thinking about caring, it’s an important subject to me. I ponder about things like this and wonder why it doesn’t seem to matter much to some people. Then, in other cases people really do care about others and the world around them. That does my heart good, I truly pray there are more people who care, as opposed to those that don’t.  You can never care enough in my opinion, so I spent some time reading quotes about caring. I found a good amount and narrowed it down to these 10. I am so hoping you kind readers will enjoy reading them, too! 🙂
1.Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have~~Margaret Mead
2.I pray for more friendly, more caring, and more understanding human family on this planet. To all who dislike suffering, who cherish lasting happiness, this is my heart appeal~~Dali Lama
3.Caring about others, running the risk of feeling and leaving an impact on people, brings happiness~~Harold Kusher
4.From caring comes courage~~Lao Tzu
5.Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring. All of which have the potential to turn a life around~~Leo Buscaglia
6.We have lost the art of sharing and caring~~Hun Sen
7.I feel the capacity to care is the thing which gives life its greatest significance~~Pablo Casals
8.Excelllence is the result of caring more than others think is wise, risking more than others think is safe, dreaming more than others think is practicial, and expecting more than others think is possible~~Author Unknown
9.We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all~~Eleanor Roosevelt
10.Love begins by taking care of the closest ones–the ones at home~~Mother Teresa