Quote 1 – “I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of though; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder” – G.K. Chesterton
Having gratitude can bring us happiness and fulfillment even in difficult times. During times like these, there are still many ways that we can acknowledge what we are thankful for.
Quote 2 -“I am learning every day to allow the space between where i am and where i want to be to inspire me and not terrify me” – Tracee Ellis Ross
Personal growth takes time. When we make peace with this process, we don’t have to be as hard on ourselves about how far we have to go. Your journey of growing into the best version of yourself is inspiring.
Quote 3 – “The best work you can do for your relationship(s) is the work you do for yourself” – Lisa Olivera
The key to healthy relationships in your life is to also put in the work for yourself. The more that you care for yourself and your needs, the more able you will be to maintain strong, enriching relationships.
Quote 4 – “When you can’t control what’s happening, challenge yourself to control the way you are responding to what’s happening. That‘s where the power is.“ – Unknown
With a lot of things out of our control right now, take comfort in knowing that we still have agency over how we respond to it all and how we let it affect us.
Quote 5 – “Embrace every part of the journey. Even the part where you are waiting, listening and learning” – Morgan Harper Nichols
These past years may have felt like our lives have been on pause, and that can be highly discouraging at times. But when we are forced to slow down and wait for things to pick back up again, we are more able to listen to ourselves, reflect, and learn. We can learn to make the most of this time by prioritizing ourselves and our unique journeys. There is beauty in slowing down and devoting time for ourselves to grow.
Quote 6 – “Writing a journal reminds you of your goals and of your learning in life. It offers a place where you can hold a deliberate, thoughtful conversation with yourself.” – Robin Sharma
Journaling is a wonderful practice for our mental wellbeing. It’s a mindful activity that can help us process our thoughts and feelings. As we approach the new year, now is the perfect time to pick up a journal to reflect on this year and set your intentions!
Quote 7 – “Here’s to a new chapter of daring to keep your heart open, trusting that despite what was broke, light will still come pouring in.” – Morgan Harper Nichols
We’ve been through a lot these past years, but whether we realize it or not, we’ve also become incredibly resilient. Cheers to the years ahead, and all of the learning and growth that will come along with it!
Quote 8 – “Small, slow moments collected over time create a life. Don’t underestimate the impact tiny choices can have.” – Lisa Olivera
It’s so easy for us to strive for the big moments in life. But it’s the small moments that we collect over time that really define our lives. All of the simple moments and tiny choices add up to determine who we are and what brings us joy. They have a bigger impact than we give them credit for. Perhaps we should all recognize, honor and appreciate the small moments more.
Quote 9 – “If nothing else. say this is true: that even as we grieved, we grew. That even as we hurt, we hoped. That even as we tire, we try.” – Amanda Gorman, The Hill We Climb
Whether we realize it or not, in our grief, our hurt and our tiredness, we are still growing. We will become more resilient when we face the tough things and we will come out of them stronger. There is still so much hope, if only we allow ourselves to see it.
Quote 10 – “If you can’t fly then run, if you can‘t run then walk, if you can‘t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Lither King Jr.
Dr. Kind’s words still ring true today, inspiring people to continue to move forward and fight for what’s right. We hope that today you take some time to honor Dr. King and that you feel inspired by his message to lead with light and love.