Quotes to Live By

Quotes to Live By

Posted 2014-06-13 by Colleen P Moynefollow
Courtesy of easylivingmom.com

Most of us have favourite quotes that mean something special to us. Sometimes they will change depending on where we are in our lives at a given time, and based on what we are experiencing.

I’m constantly amazed at the powerful effect that a few well-chosen words can have on our state of mind when they come along just at the right time.

I thought I might share a few of my favourite quotes - ones that have resonated with me at different periods in my life.

“Identify what’s most important to you - eliminate everything else.” - Leo Babauta

This is by far my favourite quote. I keep it in several places and refer to it when life gets full, and I find things a bit overwhelming. I even think about it when I'm de-cluttering at home.

"Half of the confusion in the world comes from not knowing how little we need. I live more simply now, and with more peace." - Richard Byrd

I like this quote because it’s all about finding pleasure in simplicity. I’m quickly learning how little I need to be happy.

“I’m fascinated by anything I don’t understand, and since I hardly understand anything, I have a very busy life.” - Architect Joseph Esherick

I like this because it helps me to embrace the unknown, and the yet-to-be-learned with enthusiasm.

“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love - it will not lead you astray.” - Rumi

Although it is really old (thirteenth century), this little quote has helped me follow my heart in many decisions.

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“To love what you do and feel that it matters - how could anything be more fun?” - Katherine Graham.

I have this quote underneath my email signature at work - because I love my job and I’m very grateful for it.

"To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring - it was peace." -
Milan Kundera

I think of this one on those days when it’s lovely and sunny outside, and I can’t bear the thought of chores. It reminds me that it’s ok to do nothing sometimes and just enjoy the stillness.

"The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself." -
Anna Quindlen

I used to be embarrassed by my shortcomings and often found myself apologising for them. I’m learning to laugh them off and accept that they are part of my character.

Courtesy of allparenting.com

Do you have a favourite quote? Check out the internet - there are thousands to choose from. Find one that has meaning for you and keep it where you will see it often.


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