Wednesday, September 17, 2014

My Favorite Wise Words

I have said before that I'm not much of a quote person...but that may not be true anymore. Maybe I'm not a Kirklands wall decal kind of quote person, but I think I am a wise words person. I cling to certain quotes because I love how well an idea or sentiment can be represented in a concise statement. I thought I'd share some of my favorite (non scripture) quotes that have encouraged me, made me think about my actions, and helped me to be a better person I think. Some of them have credit attributed, some of them don't

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Always be kinder than you feel.

Comparison is the thief of joy.

"Once in a while, it really hits people that they don't have to experience life in the way that they have been told to."- Alan Knightley (this was a recent find that I connect with SOMUCH)

"The fact that you're struggling doesn't make you a burden. It doesn't make you unloveable or undesirable or undeserving of care. It doesn't make you too much or too sensitive or too needy. It makes you human. Everyone struggles. Everyone has a difficult time coping, and at times, we all fall apart. During these times we aren't always easy to be around- and that's okay. No one is easy to be around one hundred percent of the time. Yes, you may sometimes be unpleasant or difficult. And yes, you may sometimes do or say things that make the people around you feel helpless or sad. But those things aren't all of who you are and they certainly don't discount your worth as a human being. The truth is that you can be struggling and still be loved. You can be difficult and still be cared for. You can be less than perfect, and still be deserving of compassion and kindness."- Daniell Koepke



"I don't know any perfect people, only really really flawed people who are still worth loving." - John Green

Maturing is realizing how many things don't require your comment. - Rachel Wolchin (that one feels a bit like a kick in the gut)

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This is not a comprehensive list by any means, and maybe I will add to it as I remember or come across more wise words. I'd love it if any of you wanted to share your favorite quotes or wise words with me! 

- Bethany


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