Happy Easter weekend, all!
This holiday may be all about, well, whatever you interpret to be about. To some (most obviously) this holiday is religious. To others, it only represents the Easter Bunny, dyed eggs, and copious amounts of chocolate.
Whatever you celebrate, or even if you don’t celebrate anything at all, it’s nice to stop and smell the roses every so once in a while. And by “smell the roses,” I mean stop to appreciate everything that we have. Personally, I try to do this as as often as I can, and even then it’s still not enough.
Reading about the experience of others make me grateful for what I have. One of my most favorite feelings in the world, however, is reading a really good line from a poem, book, magazine, etc. in which you can relate to.
If you’re having a rough day, or even just need some wise words, I hope you can relate to these powerful messages. They make me feel, and I hope they move you, as well.
Everyone have a fabulous Easter weekend!
“My family is my strength and my weakness.”
– Robert Frost
“Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.”
– David Ogden Stiers
“A family is a risky venture, because the greater the love, the greater the loss… That’s the trade-off. But I’ll take it all.”
– Brad Pitt (yes, really)
“Family isn’t always blood. It’s the people in your life who want you in theirs. The ones you accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile, and who love you you no matter what.”
“Where does the family start? It starts with a young man falling in love with a girl–no superior alternative has yet been found.”
– Winston Churchill
“When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free.”
– Katherine Ponder
“Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much.”
– Oscar Wilde
“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
– Mahatma Gandhi
“Only the brave know how to forgive. … A coward never forgave; it is not in his nature.”
– Laurence Sterne
“True strength is keeping everything together when everyone expects you to fall apart.”
“Never apologize for being sensitive or emotional. Let this be a sign that you’ve got a big heart and aren’t afraid to let others see it. Showing your emotions is a sign of strength.”
– Brigitte Nicole
“Fall seven times, stand up eight.”
– Chinese Proverb
“In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths.”
― Drew Barrymore
“People will hate you,
and break you.
But how strong you stand is what makes you.
“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.”
– William Arthur Ward
“Patience is the companion of wisdom.”
– Saint Augustine
“Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course.”
– William Shakespeare
“We seem to gain wisdom more readily through our failures than through our successes. We always think of failure as the antithesis of success, but it isn’t. Success often lies just the other side of failure.”
– Leo Buscaglia
“Take wrong turns. Talk to strangers. Open unmarked doors. And if you see a group of people in a field, go find out what they are doing. Do things without always knowing how they’ll turn out.”
– Randall Munroe
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”
– Helen Keller
“One day, you’re 17 and you’re planning for someday. And then quietly, without you ever really noticing, someday is today. And then someday is yesterday. And this is your life.”
– John Green
“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.”
– Marcus Aurelius