living our best life possible – words of wisdom

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In light of all that is going on in the world, I decided to change directions with my question of the week.  My heart and soul are craving uplifing words and I am sure I am not alone.

So, my question for all of you amazingly awesome people out there is, “What is one of your favorite quotes, sayings, verses, poems, or mantras that lifts your heart and mind when you are feeling overwhelmed?” 

 

~ Thank you so much for visiting and commenting,  please take care of yourself, and each other.  

125 thoughts on “living our best life possible – words of wisdom

  1. A very timely post, thank-you. I recite the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy. It asks for mercy for the whole world. Part of the words are : ‘For the sake of his sorrowful passion, have mercy on us, and on the whole world. 🤗

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  2. I have a gratitide mantra, which I say when life is extra good — and also when life is not so good, to remind me of how good it really still is. It’s composed of the words “thank you” in every language I could find around me the day I put it together, and is pronounced in a happy, bouncy rhythm:

    “Hvala, Tak, Bedankt, Merci, Bitte, Gratsie, Obrigada, Gracias, and Thank You!”

    I’m reblogging this to my readers at sister site Poetic Justice, so they can get the benefit of these suggestions too!

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  4. Hi Wendi… this is my fav’ quote, and the one I try live by….
    “You may never know what results of your actions, but if you do nothing, there will be no results” – Mahatma Gandhi

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  5. I have many favorite quotes, sayings, verses, poems, or mantras but to be truly honest knowing that death can come any day in any way is what really motivates me! And this pandemic is doing just that.

    I am alive and well now and I need to use the precious treasure of life to it’s utmost to help heal others ❤

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  6. “The most beautiful people we have known
    are those who have known defeat,
    known suffering, known struggle, known loss,
    and have found their way out of the depths.
    These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity,
    and an understanding of life that fills them
    with compassion, gentleness,
    and a deep loving concern.
    Beautiful people do not just happen.”
    ~ Elisabeth Kübler-Ross ~

    And there are lots of them in this world to balance those who haven’t so that they can see a light in the darkness 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

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      • Singing in the rain dear lady, though it may look a little strange with the deserted streets and footpaths 😂 🤣
        But like all over the globe, the silence is beautiful. Smog-less skies, hearing birds all around instead of cars, and most of all I can hear a sound I have never heard in all my life. And even though this adventure can be a little frightening…I can hear stress dropping away all around. People are slowly seeing that the world hasn’t ended, things can go on…and because the rest of the world has stopped, they too can just stop. Their voices are changing (and I’m not kidding with that), their hearts are letting go and even their walk has changed. It no longer stomps along the ground but a more relaxed touch in each step. Life is returning. Amazing thing to feel.
        May it all be appreciated for what it is, a lesson in humility and love, a redirection in what has meaning. And most of all, an ability to ‘see’ what has been missing in our lives because we have been living the path of blindness, blocking our hearts because of this commercial worlds life instead of our own 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

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      • Amen Mark! I agree with the slowing down and making life simple. I just wish it didn’t take a pandemic for people to see this. 🙂 God bless you and I LOVE that you are singing in the rain.

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  7. Psalm 73.23Nevertheless I am continually with thee: thou hast holden me by my right hand.
    24Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.
    25Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.
    26My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.

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  8. My new mantra is Luke 18:38 Son of David, have Mercy on me; I change me to the world , standing in faith you are fighting for us, you are for us not against us, promises glow out that you will not leave us or forsake us, turning this situation into good, for you have plans to prosper us , to give us a hope and a future, I roar out our needs, just as the blind man, because our world so desperately needs you, and I know you are fighting for us, because we are your beloved, and oh how you love us , for your Glory. Amen! In Jesus name🙏🏼💯❤️

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  9. Today I choose courage over comfort.
    (This one was told to me by a blogger I follow. But unfortunately I can’t remember off hand which one told me.)

    And another:
    Inhale peace and exhale all your anxiousness.
    Imagine it flowing out of you on every exhale.
    (This was told to me by blogger Letitgocoach)

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  10. Something I have remembered for years is what my grandfather said to me before I went to National’s for a pageant I was in many, many, many years ago “Reach for the moon, even if you do not make it, you are still in the stars.” I guess I hold onto this because my grandfather was a blessing to my life and it was how he was encouraging me.This was so great, Wendi! Please take care sweetie!

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      • Thank you Wendi! You are right, my grandfather was a very special man and I do miss him so much, but I do talk to him a lot. My husband told me this evening he thought that his grandparents had something to do with him getting the job he did. I have always told him his grandparents will always watch over him and I of course agreed with his insight today!

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  11. What a great way to share here, Wendi! I’ve been meditating on Psalm 121, I will lift up my eyes to the mountains, where does my help come from? … the maker of Heaven and earth…. blessings to you Dear Wendi!

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    • Hey, I listened to the song and I laughed! My dad has shared many of stories of all the things they used as toilet paper was not purchased in their house when he was younger. It included all the items they sang about! And it make it even funnier, my dad’s people are from Kentucky. 🙂

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    • That is an awesome thing to remind ourselves every day. Life is hard but hey, so is living with chronic illnesses! Thank you for stopping by and commenting, I really appreciate it. Stay well and I will visit shortly.

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  12. Be a rainbow in someone’s cloud. – maya angelou
    It’s about just simply being there for another. This is exceptionally important for everyone especially at a time like this.
    Stay safe sweety! ❤️

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    • I LOVE this!!! I agree, if more people could behave like a rainbow, even for an hour a day, the world would be a much better place!!! Thank you so very much for taking the time to stop by and comment…….I greatly appreciate it. Be well!

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  13. What words lift me? I adore words and have dozens of quotes on sticky notes all around me. Yet, when I thought about this, I reliased one of my go to uplifting phrases are in a song. An old hymn called ‘How great Thou art’. Usually only the first verse or so cuz I have a TERRIBLE voice! lol

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  15. Don’t really have a particular quote. Psalms 23 & 91 are two that I memorized in my teens; two of my best friends growing up. The early days, my favorite place, deep in a silent river, to about the age 13; God as the ocean. My soul is at rest in the still water, His love forever the calm. His love, is the only thing that can truly overwhelm my heart. Why He has me share it with others. Studying,, believing, trusting; and His love will keep the soul knowing. When everything around is crumbling, there’s still nothing to fear! Didn’t mean to say so much, God bless!

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  16. After a while

    After a while
    you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul
    and you learn love doesn’t mean leaning and company doesn’t always mean security.
    And you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts and presents aren’t always promises
    and you begin to accept your defeats with your head up and and your eyes ahead with the grace of a woman, not the grief of a child.
    And you learn to build all your roads on today because tomorrow’s ground is too uncertain for plans and futures have a way of falling down in mid-flight.
    After a while you learn that even sunshine burns if you get too much
    So you plant your own garden and decorate your own soul instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers
    And you learn that you really can endure, that you really are strong and you really do have worth and you learn and you learn
    with every good-bye you learn.

    Author: Veronica A. Shoffstall

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  17. Thank you for sharing!.. if one lives life, one will encounter many challenges and I do not feel “overwhelmed” because I concentrate more on how to “overcome”.. “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain”.( Author Unknown).. 🙂

    Hope all is well with you and your family and life is all that you wish for it to be!!..

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  18. Wonderful Wendi… There are so many favourite poems and quotes which often inspire me when I am not really feeling my best.. My own recipe is to get out my own pen and put it to paper.. Just allowing our thoughts to flow…. Its amazing how when we release the pent up tension within us into words, just how much better we then feel..
    I explained this in my own poem remedy.. 🙂 https://wp.me/p16xW7-1JJ
    Love and well wishes… You are helping so many with your wisdom Wendi… ❤
    Much love and take care of yourself.. ❤

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    • Sue this is an absolutely wonderful and powerful response, thank you so very much! I love that you use your own words to bring about changes in your life. Thank you so much for sharing it here! Much love and light to you………please keep safe.

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      • Our Intention and inner focus has so much more power, My husbands mantra which he repeats often during the day is ‘Keep Going’ in fact many of his allotment friends will often be heard saying it now… As there are many who are in their eighties who are still digging their plots … 🙂 One day at a time is his motto too 🙂 Keeping humour, love and positivity in our day is what we try to do.. 🙂
        You too Wendi… you and your family… these are uncertain times, but LOVE and Unity will prevail…. If we do not bow down to Fear… ❤

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      • I love reading your husband’s mantras, thank you so very much for sharing this. I often tell myself to keep on going too when I feel like I just want to quit.
        Yes! I am working very hard not to give into fear.

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      • Brilliant Wendi… I am just about to post the meditation link I found for the global meditation later dont know your time line.. But here its not until 4:45am in the early morning…
        But it helps give visualisation and intention for the healing of the virus and humanity as whole… I will post shortly but close comments.. as I am having a computer free day tomorrow.. 😀 Take care and I am so, so proud of you in your not giving in… ❤ Hugs your way Wendi..

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  19. Hi Wendy, in a world filled with uncertainty, I think we need many encouraging words, pieces of hymns and scriptures all timely and purposeful to hold us up.

    I appreciate your thought provoking question.
    Many Blessings to you

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