I really am, I admit it. I am a sucker for a powerfully moving, goose-bump provoking, a-ha inspiring quote and I have collected quite a lot over the years. Of those I have collected, here are just a few that really knock my socks off...my words to live by, if you will.
"We don't attract what we want, we attract what we are." - Anonymous
I'd love to shake the person's hand who wrote this little gem. This quote serves as my reminder to be the best me I know how to be. To be positive, to be loving, to be giving, to be kind, to be all the things I wish to have in my life.
"A man's word is his bond. If his word is not worth anything then neither is he." - Anonymous
This quote was passed down to me from my grandfather via my dad and it was one I grew up with. It's important to me to always be a woman of my word.
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. - Marianne Williamson
These beautiful words remind me not to compromise who I am in order to fit in and that who I am is more than good enough.
I am a firm believer that all the good stuff resides in our hearts; our answers, our truest desires, our values, and who we are. I don't ever wish to stop listening to or feeling with my heart.
Since I admitted with this post that I am a quote junkie, I would love to collect more so please do share your favorite quotes with me and why they are important to you! Here is to the power of words and sharing them so we all continue to be the best people we can possibly be.