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A smile costs nothing but gives much. It enriches those who receive without making poorer those who give. It takes but a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever. None is so rich or mighty that he cannot get along without it and none is so poor that he cannot be made rich by it. Yet a smile cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen, for it is something that is of no value to anyone until it is given away. Some people are too tired to give you a smile. Give them one of yours, as none needs a smile so much as he who has no more to give. ~Author unknown
Actually, I love Yip Man’s quote (is it just me or does “Yip Man” sound like a name for a bizarre kind of superhero?). We tend to eat and drink, taking the sustenance for granted. Half the time, we are not even fully aware that we are eating or drinking, absorbed in the TV instead. Yip Man is saying “This is important. Pay attention. The water does not have to be here yet here it is.” He is making us aware in order to fully experience drinking.
Thank you for these quotes Ellesse. I know it has been quite a while since this was posted but I just stumbled across them and I thought all of these quotes were inspiring. Unfortunately, I did not get the time to read all of the comments today but I hope to change that soon. I would have several quotes to tell you but when I started to think of inspirational quotes I could only think of the one that has helped me through some difficult times in life. I don’t know if it is considered inspirational, but it was to me. In fact, it was so inspirational that my high school graduation present from my mother was a ring engraved with this quote:
Gratitude is a key tenet in all major philosophies, religions, and schools of thought. That’s because gratitude is a foundation of positive thinking. We only have a limited amount of focus, so when you are able to be appreciative of what you have, your brain is unable to give life and energy to thoughts about what you don’t have. Seeing events in your life as gifts allow you to perceive how they may help you grow and become a better person, and the application of this attitude during tough times is the hallmark of resilience.
When your life is in turmoil, think of a waterfall. The water (your life) is flowing along normally at a steady pace when suddenly, there is a dip (event in your life or a problem) which results in the water going into a state of turmoil as it falls deeper and deeper with no sign of an end to the turmoil. Then the water hits the bottom and splashes into a larger state of turmoil (this is the peak before things start to get better) before gradually blending into calm stream again (normality).
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I love this quote "I am in charge of how I feel and today I choose happiness." its it soooo true. We keep forgetting that we're truly in charge of how we feel every single day. Getting you up you get to decide how whether you want to be happy or not. The decision is truly yours! Wake up with a smile everyday, enjoy little things, life is about journey not destination!
There are tons of useful tips which you can follow and apply to start the morning in a good mood The most common ones would be, ‘do exercise’, ‘drink a glass of water before breakfast’, ‘set a few reachable goals’, ‘think positive’ and many other valuable morning habits each of us can easily build in order to be happier and healthier. However, nothing works better than proper motivation. We suggest that you read a few motivational good morning quotes which are perfect to start your day right.
Inspirational Good Morning Messages: Looking for motivational quotes to kick start your day? This post is literally buzzing with all the inspiration and motivation you could ever need to get out of bed with a fire in your belly. Read it and share the post with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and by text. Whether it is your friend, boyfriend, girlfriend, colleague, boss or someone in the family – inspire everyone to rise and chase success. After all, every morning is a beautiful celebration of opportunities that life has to offer. Go on, take the first step towards making all your dreams come true. Have a great day!
“Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that most people enter a relationship in order to get something: they’re trying to find someone who’s going to make them feel good. In reality, the only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take.”