Just as a preface, a lot of my quotes are from church lessons and such, so most are religious. But occasionally I'll throw in some funny ones! Here are a few quotes I came across yesterday (while cleaning my room). I grouped these together because they all talk about overcoming discouragement and choosing to be happy. I think the choice to be happy is one of the hardest choices we are ever faced with. Not only do we have to get over any negative feelings like embarrassment, jealousy, lack of confidence, or shyness, but we have to actively do things that show our happiness, like laugh, play, smile, and lift others. The amazing thing is that as we do these actions, we actually do become happier. It's just taking that first step that catches most people.
"Don't be discourage at seemingly overwhelming adds in your desire to live and help other's live God's commandments. At times it may seem like David trying to fight Goliath. But remember, David did win."
-David B. Haight
"Staying the Course" by B.J. Gallagher
Our journey of life is about progress, not perfection.
It's not about doing one this 100% better--
It's a matter of doing 100 things 1% better each day.
Progress is evolutionary, not revolutionary.
And most days we measure our progress in inches, not miles.
What matters most is showing up for your life,
whether you feel like it or not.
Ask yourself, "What tow or three little things can I do today
that would move me forward?"
You'll be amazed at how much distance you can cover
by taking it in increments.
The little things add up, the inches turn to miles;
and we string together our efforts like so many pearls.
Before long, look what you have--
a whole strand!
"Happiness does not depend on what happens outside of you but what happens inside of you"
-Harold B. Lee