Keeping the clutter and icky chatter from your (internal) home can be tough. That’s why today’s conversation is a no-brainer addition to plucking out and replacing the negative in our minds. Our forebears and favorite coaches have left us with inspiring words. Let’s put them to good use! Sprinkle words of wisdom into your day and find more positive thoughts flooding your mind.
We have so much coming at us in our hours–all the feeds from the 24/7 news cycle to Facebook, Linked In, Instagram…and Twitter–why not add or replace those feeds with something that will truly FEED us? Let’s make sure that we are filling up our tanks with positive influences and keeping our internal spaces clear of negativity.
Quotations from Hooray for You: 365 Get-Up-and-Go-Go Quotes for Your Year to nibble on:
Day 119: “Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.” –Helen Keller
Day 190: “Happiness walks on busy feet.” –Anonymous
Day 282: “For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” –Audrey Hepburn
Day 316: “What you seek is seeking you.” –Jalal ud-Din Rumi
Day 350: “Ours is a life of action, of vigorous performance of duty. We must live in the harness, striving mightily. We must run the risk of wearing out rather than rusting out.” –Theodore Roosevelt
Day 365: “This is the true joy of life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one, the being a force of nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making me happy. I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and, as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I’ve got to hold up for the moment and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.” –George Bernard Shaw
"Smile and the world smiles with you." That's the motto she lives by. Lee Ann is perfectly imperfect and unabashed about it even as she strives for higher and "better" every day. Both her can-do and her foibles are as fabulous as her smile. So take a moment and breathe in Lee Ann's "hooray" for today! Ms. Hopkins is host of the podcast Hooray Weekly, founder of The Hooray Daily and Hooray Living, a speaker, writer and do-gooder, who believe-it-or-not has been a public-interest attorney and clergywoman for longer than she cares to admit. Check out her books, You Are All That: Creating a Great Life with Affirmations, and Hooray for You: 365 Get-Up-and-Go-Go Quotes for Your Year. When you write her, send along a clergy and attorney joke. She loves 'em!