Over at LOVE YOURSELF | LOVE YOUR BODY, teams.sparkpeople.com/lo
, we have a place to put your daily motivational/inspirational quotes. Here is the list we have going.. (LOVE it!)
“Loving yourself and your body will actually bring more love INTO your life. You get back the love in life that you put out and it only takes seconds to shift from negativity to self-love. You can start right now by embracing your negative thoughts about your body and then repeat to yourself, “I love my body.” This subtle shift in thinking will actually bring more love into your life immediately.”
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference."
– Reinhold Niebuhr (Serenity Prayer)
"Stop striving to be a certain clothing size. Aim to be a healthy, fit, and positive person — those are goals within ALL our reach!"
"God didn't make a mistake when He made you.You need to see yourself as God sees you. "
~ Joel Osteen
"One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself."
– Lucille Ball
"Accepting and loving your body makes you feel better about yourself and what you accomplish.It makes you feel more confident that you can lose weight and better control the course of your health."
"If it is to be, it is up to me."
- Author Unknown
"We cannot do everything at once but we can do something at once."
– Calvin Coolidge
"Until you believe you are enough,you will never believe that you have enough money,thin thighs or happiness……"
~ Geneen Roth
"Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings."
– Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
"Believe you can and you're halfway there."
"No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path."
"Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, but only saps today of its strength."
– A. J. Cronin
"Ability is what you're capable of doing.
Motivation determines what you do.
Attitude determines how well you do it ."
~ Lou Holtz
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sail. Explore. Dream. Discover."
– Mark Twain
"We've all messed up ! You'll mess up more if you let yesterday's mistakes sabotage today's attitude."
~ Max Lucado
"Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present."
"When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost."
"Present time can be hard, but life unfolds as it will and the universe will wait as we make our way into the unknown."
"Within each of us lies the power of our consent to health and sickness, to riches and poverty, to freedom and to slavery. It is we who control these, and not another."
--Richard Bach (Illusions)
"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be."
– Lao Tzu
"Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. "
--Norman Vincent Peale
"Once the 'what' is decided, the 'how' always follows. We must not make the 'how' an excuse for not facing and accepting the 'what.'"
– Pearl S. Buck
"Take time to thank your body."
~ Geneen Roth
"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time."
--Thomas A. Edison
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."
– Maya Angelou
"It's always too early to quit."
Norman Vincent Peale
"The elevator to success is out of order. You'll have to use the stairs...one step at a time."
"Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible."
”It’s also helpful to realize that this very body that we have, that’s sitting right here right now…with its aches and its pleasures…is exactly what we need to be fully human, fully awake, fully alive.”
"If you don't like how things are, change it! You're not a tree."
"Thoughts become things... choose the good ones!"
"I will celebrate happiness in the body I have right now."
"Keep watching and praying, that you may not come into temptation."
~ Matthew 14:38
"Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other."
“To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.”
“There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.”
"Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th. "
“ I am an acme of things accomplished, and I am an encloser of things to be.”
— Walt Whitman
"Feeling lost does not make one so."
"The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step ."
~ Lao Tzu
"No matter how great the desire is to please another, let it be no greater than the desire to be yourself."
"LOVE YOURSELF | ACCEPT YOURSELF | FORGIVE YOURSELF & BE GOOD TO YOURSELF because without you the rest of us are without a source of many WONDERFUL things!"
--Dr Leonardo Buscaglia
"Love yourself for who you are now. Believe in yourself for who you have the power to become."
"Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be Revelation."
"Expect your every need to be met. Expect the answer to every problem, expect abundance on every level."
"Love is a great beautifier."
--Louisa May Alcott
"Be strong, believe in freedom and in God, love yourself, understand your sexuality, have a sense of humor, masturbate, don't judge people by their religion, color or sexual habits, love life and your family."
"The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body — and vice versa!"
"Let me listen to me and not to them."
– Gertrude Stein
“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
“The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I'm not going to let myself pull me down anymore.”
― C. JoyBell C.
"Don't let other people tell you what you want."
– Pat Riley
"You have created Inspiration, in the eyes that have watched you. Hope, in the minds that have admired you. And love, in the hearts that have known you."
“Sometimes, I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It’s beyond me.”
― Zora Neale Hurston
"Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes."
--Carl Gustav Jung
"The tragedy in life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach."
– Benjamin Mays
“The love you seek is seeking you at this moment.”
- Deepak Chopra