“When I let go of what I think I should be, I become what I truly am.”

I’ve had this quote in my wallet for quite some time.  I actually made it up (shocking, as I totally lack in the creativity department!).  I often look at it to remind me to let go of my preconceived notions of how I should look, think and live.  And instead to appreciate who I am, flaws (all ten million of them) and all.

Yesterday, a friend sent this next quote to me.  I love it.

We spend our lives avoiding the situations that help us grow.  It’s when we stay with uncertainty and discomfort without trying to fix it that we connect with our own innate joy, wisdom and love. –  Pema Chodron

So, today’s post is just a compilation of some of my favorite pick-me-ups. Something we often need in January!  These are the kind that I put on my fridge, with stickers and colors so my kids (well, actually me) will read them. 🙂

I hope you can use just one of them today:

The best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a porch swing with, never say a word, and then walk away feeling like it was the best conversation you’ve ever had. – Unknown

Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get. – Ray Kroc

Don’t go for looks, they deceive. Don’t go for money, as it will come and go. Just wait for that person who makes you smile because it takes only one smile to make a dark day seem bright. – Unknown

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. – Carl Bard

The happiest of people don’t necessarily have the best of everything they just make the most of everything that comes their way. – Unknown

Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. – Will Rogers

Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss, ends with a tear. When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling. Live your life so that when you die, you’re the one smiling and everyone around you is crying. – Unknown

Have an amazing day my friends!