Thursday, August 16, 2018

Girl Chat - Favorite Quotes to Live By

Happy Thursday, y’all!  Today is our monthly Girl Chat link-up and I am so excited about this one because we’re discussing our favorite quotes to live by.  I have always been a sucker for a good quote, because I truly believe that words have the ability to motivate, inspire, and encourage.

Some of my favorite quotes are from the bible and some of them are from public figures, but the majority of the ones I find myself really relating to and appreciating are actually from song lyrics.  I’m a huge music lover and music has always played a very prominent role in my life. 

Without further ado, some of my favorite words to live by…

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” – Proverbs 3:5 

This is probably the single most important quote to me.  It helped me through a very hard time after my miscarriage back in 2010 and it is a verse that brings me comfort any other time that I’m struggling.  I’m a major worrier and an even bigger over-analyzer and this is a great reminder to just stop and give it all to God. 

“Never give up.  Never surrender.” – Galaxy Quest

This one may seem weird, especially since it’s from Galaxy Quest (which I’ve never even seen), but after I gave birth to Jacob I suffered from some bad nerve damage in my left hip/leg and I couldn’t walk for months after he was born.  I also suffered from a bunch of other pain/issues and it was just a really tough time.  I saw doctor after doctor after doctor and none of them could figure out what was wrong with me.  None of them could even tell me if I would be able to walk again, and it was terrifying. 

One night as I was sitting next to B on the couch and nursing Jacob, that show Wipeout was on (do y’all remember that?) and one of the contestants (who was a complete and utter goofball) kept shouting, “NEVER GIVE UP, NEVER SURRENDER!”  It was so silly, but that quote has stuck with me all these years. 

My nerve damage eventually resolved on its own, but I was left with an abundance of other issues and pain from compensating for so long that no doctors/specialists/physical therapists could figure out.  Years upon years of pain went by without any relief or answers and there were so many times that I almost just gave up even trying to figure it out anymore.  But then I would remember this quote, “Never give up, never surrender.”  And so I didn’t.  And six years and more than 20 doctors/specialists later I FINALLY found the doctor who was able to help me get to feeling better.  I still have a little bit of pain from time to time, but my quality of life is so much better now.  I would have never found her if I had given up, and I’d still be in lots of pain to this day.

“Celebrate we will because life is short but sweet for certain.” – Dave Matthews Band

I think we can all agree just how true this quote is… life goes by in the blink of an eye so we might as well make the most of our time while we’re here.

“All you need is love.” – The Beatles

So simple and yet so true.  Because if you have love, most everything else will fall into place.  And even if it doesn’t, at least you have love.

“Let your faith be bigger than your fear. – Unknown

This is another great quote to remember if you are a worrier like I am.  This one really hits home with me.

“The future is no place to place your better days.” – Dave Matthews Band

Start living NOW.  So many times I’ve caught myself saying, “Well maybe one day I’ll do that when…(fill in the blank – I get married, have kids, have a bigger house, have a nicer car, have a better job.)”  Don’t wait until your life is “perfect” before you finally start living.  There is no moment like the present!

“Keep your head up, try and listen to your heart.  Be kind always, no matter.  We all grow up and some day we’ll say goodbye, so shine your light while you got one.” – Dave Matthews Band

More sage advice from my favorite band.

"Make the most of what you've got.  Don't waste time trying to be something you're not.  Fill up your head, fill up your heart, take your shot.  Don't waste time trying to be something you're not." – Dave Matthews Band

Yep, they are pretty much my faves!

“If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” – Booker T. Washington

Because this world could use a little more kindness.

“There is always something to be thankful for.” – Unknown

Because no matter how many trials and tribulations there are in this life, there are so many good things, too.  Always try to find the silver lining.

“Love the life you live, and live the life you love.” – Bob Marley

We only get one life, so make it count!

Happy Thursday, y’all!

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  1. I love all these! And I totally should have added there's always something to be thankful for to my list. It such a great reminder to count your blessings...even in those times when there don't seem to be that many!

  2. I love the one about lifting others up to lift ourselves up. I think that is just so, SO true. Thanks for sharing! Happy Thursday!

  3. Fun quotes!! I love the "there's always something to be thankful for". :)

  4. These are all great, and so so true!! I love reading new inspirational quotes!

  5. Love the Dave Matthews Band ones. Takes me back to high school and college!

  6. Absolutely love "Let you faith be bigger than your fear"!!! So many wonderful things have happened in my life when I just trusted in Gods Will and went for it when I was scared! Thanks for sharing! I am now following you from Girl Chat. You can follow back if you wish at Annster's Domain

    1. YES!! So true!! And thank you for finding me! I'll check out your blog, too!

  7. I love all of these and that you shared why they are important to you. Dave Mathews is a wise one!! My brother in law always says “one day or day one”? And that has stuck with me. And also, our rafting guide in New Mexico was talking about all of these adventures he’s been on and then he told Nate and I “Do it before you can’t” and that will forever be in my mind at the forefront!!

  8. So many good ones! I've always loved let your faith be bigger than your fears. Such a great reminder too that we always have something to be thankful for. Sierra Beautifully Candid

  9. Great ones! I love quotes and positivity so this was a fun link-up!!

  10. I love these quotes! "All you need is love" just made me break out in song!

  11. I have the same Bob Marley one. I love these quotes and the meaning behind each one of them (for your life).

  12. I think song lyrics make such great quotes because they really do get stuck in our heads. These are some great ones!

  13. All of these are great reminders- especially the song lyrics. There's something to be said about the power of music! - Shannon


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