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Chin up! Quotes to Help You When …

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Wondering how to pull yourself up by your bootstraps to face a challenge? Feeling low? Looking for  a reminder that who you are is wonderful, just as is?

These quotes will put a skip in your step, lift your chin up and set your sights just a little bit higher.

Quotes to Help You When …

… You’re Learning to Say ‘No’

“… there are often many things we feel we should do that, in fact, we don’t really have to do. Getting to the point where we can tell the difference is a major milestone in the simplification process.” — Elaine St. James, “Living the Simple Life: A Guide to Scaling Down and Enjoying More”

… You’re Cultivating Compassion

“We’re all just walking each other home.” — Ram Dass, author and spiritual teacher

… You’re Remembering Gratitude

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” — Oprah Winfrey

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” — Marcel Proust, French novelist

… You’re Caring for the Self

“If you don’t cultivate your own light, how can you illuminate the world for those around you?” — Meaghan O’Keeffe, RN, BSN

“Unhealthy sacrifice is often perpetuated by an erroneous fear that your happiness is selfish. If you believe this fear, then too much happiness will feel wrong, bad, illegal, blasphemous and harmful to others.” Dr. Robert Holden, author

“Look at the resentment as an opportunity for you to realign your boundaries. Resentment is a sign that you’re overextended.” Cherilynn Veland, MSW, LCSW

… You’re Facing Something Scary

“It’s good to do uncomfortable things. It’s weight training for life.” — Anne Lamott, “Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith”

… You’re Feeling Inadequate

“Don’t compare your chapter one to someone else’s chapter twenty.” — Unknown

“The maxim, ‘Nothing prevails but perfection,’ may be spelled PARALYSIS.” — Winston Churchill, British prime minister

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  1. kathryn k #

    Another thought: You can’t always choose what happens to you, but you can choose how you respond to it. Choose to be happy.

    February 17, 2014
    • Meaghan O'Keeffe, RN, BSN #

      Thanks for contributing–a great quote to remind us that we only have control of how we respond to situations.

      February 19, 2014