The Storm Will Pass. The Spring Will Come.

Beautiful Quote (and Reminder!) from Robert H. Schuller

First Robin of Spring

Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in a low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come. – Robert H. Schuller

I thought of this great quote by Robert H. Schuller recently. Like everyone, I was growing a little anxious for spring to arrive. The cold days just seem to linger and linger and linger. To make matters worse, we kept getting little teases of warm weather. I’d put my cardigans and sweaters in the back of the closet, only to have to dig them back out when the temperatures would dive again.

Don’t get me wrong, I love winter. But she just about overstayed her welcome this year!

When I saw the first robin of spring (something we bird lovers always watch for), I thought about this wonderful quote.

The spring will come. It always does.

When we lose loved ones, we can’t even imagine EVER smiling again, let alone laughing. Yet, after a while, we do both. When we’re in the throes of a stomach flu or sinusitis, we can’t even remember what it’s like to feel good.  And, yet, when we DO feel better, we’re convinced that it’s the best we’ve ever felt in our life!

The spring will come. It always does.

If you’re going through a difficult time right now – whether it’s related to health, grief, relationship problems, or one of life’s other monstrosities – keep reminding yourself that it won’t always be like this. Better, brighter, happier days are ahead.  Storms never last forever and, very often, they leave a beautiful rainbow in their wake.

The spring will come. It always does!
~ Joi

Inspirational Quote of the Day: Don’t Take it Personally!

This is an Especially Great Quote


Don’t Take Anything Personally. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering. – Miguel Angel Ruiz

How could I have gone through my entire life of being full on obsessed with inspirational quotes and not come across the one above before?

I even collect quotes!

This wonderful quotation is a perfect reminder to take everything others say or do with a grain of salt. NEVER let others define you or direct your world. There are people in the world who delight in trying to do both.

Live your life on your own terms, be the best you that you can be (as defined by YOU, not someone else), and never look in someone else’s mirror to see your own reflection.

As you know, I often tell you to write certain quotes down.  This time I’m ordering you to!  This one’s a life changer.

~ Joi

Quote of the Day: You Are Not Lonely

You May Be Surprised Where This Quote Came From...

Beautiful Sky

…So do not be lonely. You are just alone. It is like saying you are old. I am not old; I’m just older. –  Anna

I pull my quotes of the day from a great number of places. 8 times out of 10 they’re quotes I’ve recently read, thought about, or recently “called on” for inspiration or motivation.  Today’s quote of the day is a rare bird: It’s taken from a comment left here on Self Help Daily.

The comment was left on a post about Overcoming Loneliness, but that’s not even remotely important compared to the comment, itself – or more importantly the author of the comment.  Anna has been a widow for a year.  When I read that – at the first of her comment – my heart sank.  I thought, “Bless her heart…” (we Kentuckians are always blessing someone’s heart).  Then after I read a little more, I realized, this is one very special lady and simply refuses to hand over her joy to life’s circumstances.

Her words, her demeanor, her grace, and her spirit touched me and I wanted to pass it along.

To read her entire comment, go to the post, scroll down to the comments, and look for Anna.  You’re going to love her.

 ~ Joi

When it Comes to How We See the World…

Sometimes the Window is a Mirror

Rain Outside of the Window

When I am happy, I see the happiness in others. When I am depressed, I notice that people’s eyes look sad. When I am weary, I see the world as boring and unattractive. – Steve Chandler

They say we look at the world through a window, but as the today’s quote so eloquently illustrates, very often this window is more of a mirror.  It can reflect back to us what’s inside of us, so much so that it’s often impossible to tell if we’re looking into a mirror or a window.

If you find that suddenly the world (and the majority of its people) begin to look overwhelmingly negative, I don’t have to tell you the first place you need to look – but it begins with an in and ends with a ward.

Beautiful Quote About Relationships

Something to Think About, No?

Bo and Adam

” If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting?” – Stephen Levine

I don’t, as a rule, like to think about anyone or anything dying.  And when I say as a rule, I mean I never, ever do it!  I’d much rather focus on living. However, when you put things into the sort of context that the quote above chooses, you quickly realize that any loving words left unsaid are wasteful.  They could potentially be the most wasteful words, accompanied by the biggest regret, of your life.

We’re right in the midst of the beautiful holiday season. Thanksgiving’s on our front porch, Christmas in just down the road, and New Year’s Day is around the corner. Take advantage of all the wonderful opportunities around you to let the people you love so much that you can’t imagine life without them KNOW that you love them so much that you can’t imagine life without them.

What good do the words or feelings do if they stay in your heart and mind. Let them out and watch the magic begin.

More Inspirational Quotes:

Quotes about Love

Quotes About Family

Quotes About Friends

Love This Marilyn Monroe Quote

The Lady Had the Best Quotes...

Marilyn at the Beach

“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.” – Marilyn Monroe

I’m fascinated.. beyond fascinated, actually… with the Golden Age of Hollywood (one of my blogs that proves it). The clothes, the movies, the music, the relationships, and, most of all, the people. Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Katharine Hepburn, Rita Hayworth, Lucille Ball, Marlon Brando, James Stewart…. All fascinating people to say the least.

The wonderful thing about Marilyn Monroe is that she had a lot of intelligence and wit beneath the beauty that made the world drop its collective jaw. Each time I read one of her quotes or interviews, I just sit there, transfixed.

Beauty, talent, intellect, and a biting sense of humor.  I love to read about Marilyn Monroe, but I also hate to read about Marilyn Monroe.  It’s just so insanely tragic that her demons took control and, ultimately, won the fight.  If only uncommon strength had been amongst her many attributes.

Being a sex symbol is a heavy load to carry, especially when one is tired, hurt and bewildered.– Marilyn Monroe

More Marilyn Monroe Quotes

Inspirational Quote of the Day

Are You Advancing in Life?

He only is advancing in life whose heart is getting softer, whose blood warmer, whose brain quicker, and whose spirit is entering into living peace. And the men who have this life in them are the true lords and kings of the earth–they, and they only. – John Ruskin

I LOVE the first part of the quote above: “He only is advancing in life whose heart is getting softer, whose blood warmer, whose brain quicker, and whose spirit is entering into living peace…”  Spend a little time today with this quote, let it sink in deep in the places it most needs to resonate.

As far as inspirational quotes go, this one’s a real beaut.

Quote of the Day: Quotes About Life

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, “I used everything you gave me.” – Erma Bombeck

A life without cause is a life without effect. – Barbarella

All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind. – Abraham Lincoln

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them. – Dalai Lama

Life’s not always fair. Sometimes you can get a splinter even sliding down a rainbow. – Terri Guillemets

As we struggle to make sense of things, life looks on in repose. – Author Unknown

In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. – More Abraham Lincoln Quotes

I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life. – Abraham Lincoln

Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can. – Danny Kaye

I have a simple philosophy: Fill what’s empty. Empty what’s full. Scratch where it itches. – Alice Roosevelt Longworth

Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you only spend it once. – Lillian Dickson

I know in my heart that man is good. That what is right will always eventually triumph. And there’s purpose and worth to each and every life. – More Ronald Reagan Quotes

Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions. – Albert Einstein

Life loves the liver of it. – Maya Angelou

I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. – More Maya Angelou Quotes

And one of my absolute favorite quotes of all-time, one that I’ve adopted as one of my greatest life mottos: Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: “I’m with you kid. Let’s go.” – Maya Angelou

More Quotes About Life