Anyone who knows me, knows I love quotes! I find a new one every day and add it into my thought pattern. Now I want to share with you some of the quotes that help me when it feels as if everything is becoming overwhelming. Underneath each quote, I'll tell you how I interpret it, but you can decide what you take away from it.
'The purpose of our lives is to be happy' - Dalai Lama
Yes! This is one of those quotes that, at its core, is so simple. A lot of the time, we all get caught up in thinking we have to do fun things like everyone else, but what is fun to one person, might not be to someone else. The best thing for yourself and everyone else around you, is to be happy. Stop worrying about what you should be doing and focus on what you actually want to be doing. Happiness is always a number one priority.
'Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough' - Oprah Winfrey
This is a quote to remember after you've spent time on social media, looking at pictures of people who seem like they have it all. It may look like their grass is greener, however in reality it's just been sprayed with green paint! Always focus on the good in your life and you will be a much happier person. Just because you don't have something right now, doesn't mean you never will. Enjoy what you have and everything else will fall into place.
'The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall' - Nelson Mandela
We are all terrified of failing. It's embarrassing and it feels like everyone is judging. However, failing is not a bad thing. You tried something, it didn't work out the way you thought it would and you learn from it. Always keep trying. No one is going to care if you 'fail' at something. They will be too busy focussing on their own stuff!
'Have no fear of perfection; you'll never reach it' - Salvador Dali
What is perfection? Perfection is thought of as succeeding in all areas of life. This is not true of anyone. There is always going to be something that stops you from being 'perfect', but remember this, you are perfect just the way you are. Always strive to be the best version of yourself, not to become a whole other person. Focus on making yourself happy now instead of creating a 'perfect' future.
'If you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best' - Marilyn Monroe
True friends aren't the ones that are there for you when things are great, they're the ones that are there for you when life gets tough. We all have our moments of sadness or anger, but if that person can't support and love you at those times, then they shouldn't get you when you're at your happiest. The people that truly love you will always be there.
By Pia Talbot