While everybody goes through times of questioning our reason for being, we also look for reasons to thrive, to reach forward and to take hold of our goals and dreams. In those times when life seems out of control, when something bad happens, when we are thrown for a loop we search for those few words which we just know are given for us – for right now. Those few words we can hang onto to get us through… a story we can tell ourselves to somehow make sense of the pain.
There was a particularly low time in my life when my dad spoke 4 simple words to me… those words at that time were all I needed to look for the best in a bad situation and to change my attitude. He simply said: “Keep your pecker up”;
This grounding statement inspired me to look for and find the gold, even at one of the lowest times of my life experience.
Here are some inspirational quotes about life from some deep thinkers.
“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.” ~Harvey Fierstein
“Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.” ~William James
“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” ~T.S. Eliot
“We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.” ~Joseph Campbell
“I continue press on, in this life to take hold of all those wonderful things God had in mind for my life when He took hold of me”. Apostle Paul, Bible
“Go where you are celebrated – not tolerated. If they can’t see the real value of you, it’s time for a new start.” ~Unknown
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” ~Albert Einstein
“So often times it happens that we live our lives in chains, and we never even know we have the key.” ~The Eagles
”Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting HOLY CRAP… WHAT A RIDE!” ~Anonymous