Life is made up of days, and if you focus on making each day beautiful – appreciating, enjoying and loving what is – in the end, you will have created a beautiful life. It’s that easy.
Here are 11 things you should remind yourself daily, things that will most probably bring more sunshine into your life and more peace into your heart:
1. This moment is your life.
“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” ~ Omar Khayyam
2. There is a time for everything.
“A time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak.” ~ Ecclesiastes 3:2-7.
3. Each day is a new beginning, each morning is a new life.
“Finish every 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.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
4. Nothing in life is yours to keep.
“You only lose what you cling to.” ~ Buddha
5. You are never given more than you can handle.
Adversity builds character, strength, and maturity. Every experience, every interaction, no matter how bad it might seem, has the ability to shape you, to mold you, and to help you become the person you were born to be. And if life gives you “a lot” to deal with, it is only because it knows how powerful you truly are, and it wants you to discover the courage, the wisdom, and the strength that lie deep within you.
6. You were born with wings. Learn to use them and fly!
“You were born with potential. You were born with goodness and trust. You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness. You were born with wings. You are not meant for crawling, so don’t. You have wings. Learn to use them and fly.” ~ Rumi
7. What other people think of you is none of your business.
Lao Tzu said it best in the Tao Te Ching: ”Care about people’s approval and you will be their prisoner.”
8. Never neglect your path for another.
“You are the source of all purity and impurity. No one purifies another. Never neglect your work for another’s, however, great his need. Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.” ~Dhammapada
9. It is better to be alone than in bad company.
“If for company you cannot find a wise and prudent friend who leads a good life, then, like a king who leaves behind a conquered kingdom, or like a lone elephant in the elephant forest, you should go your way alone.” ~ Dhammapada
10. You are a human being, not a human doing.
“I am a human being, not a human doing. Don’t equate your self-worth with how well you do things in life. You aren’t what you do. If you are what you do, then when you don’t…you aren’t.” – Dr. Wayne Dyer
11. Who you are is enough.
“You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.” ~ Maya Angelou