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A little inspiration

Wedge is always encouraging me to write more personal blogs, and as you know we like to be inspiring and empowering here at FirstSigns, so I thought a little positive inspiration would be good.

One of my friends stuck a little note on my computer this morning saying: “Thank you for loving me when I least deserve it, because that’s when I need it the most.” I knew it was an adaptation of a quote I’d seen before, and I set about finding out the source. It turns out it’s a Swedish Proverb, and in my search I came across many little words of wisdom.

So, I’ve cheated a little here with this blog and put together some little quotes for you to ponder on when the world seems bleak and you’re feeling overwhelmed by life.


Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on. ~ Thomas Jefferson

Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy. ~Leo Buscaglia

Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence. ~ Lin Yutang

I keep the telephone of my mind open to peace, harmony, health, love and abundance. Then, whenever doubt, anxiety or fear try to call me, they keep getting a busy signal – and soon they’ll forget my number. ~Edith Armstrong

Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow. ~Swedish Proverb

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. ~ Dale Carnegie

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow them. ~ Louisa May Alcott

Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping him up. ~ Jesse Jackson

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. ~ Winston Churchill

We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly. ~ Sam Keen

If you are going through hell, keep going. ~ Winston Churchill


Do you have any favourites you’d like to add?


  • Keith

    To Achieve Your Dreams, Remember Your ABC’s

    Avoid negative sources, people, places and habits.

    Believe in yourself.

    Consider things from every angle.

    Don’t give up and don’t give in.

    Enjoy life today, yesterday is gone and tomorrow may never come.

    Family and friends are hidden treasures; seek them and enjoy their riches.

    Give more than you planned to.

    Hang on to your dreams.

    Ignore those who try to discourage you.

    Just do it.

    Keep trying no matter how hard it seems, it will get easier.

    Love yourself first and most.

    Make it happen.

    Never lie, cheat or steal; always strike a fair deal.

    Open your eyes and see things as they really are.

    Practice makes perfect.

    Quitters never win and winners never quit.

    Read, study and learn about everything important in your life.

    Stop procrastinating.

    Take control of your own destiny.

    Understand yourself in order to better understand others.

    Visualize it.

    Want it more than anything.

    Xcellerate your efforts.

    You are unique of all God’s creations, nothing can replace YOU.

    Zero in on your target and go for it!!

  • Anonymous

    I like this one

    “Hope is like a bird that senses the dawn and carefully starts to sing while it is still dark.”

    I got it off FirstSigns twitter!


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