Like you, there have been times in my life where a quote, a saying, an expression, has perfectly described me, like the person, decades or centuries before, must have KNOWN I’d need to hear them. These have become pithy sayings I’ve written down or memorized and, truthfully, they are the quotes I love and live by, the sayings I repeat so often my kids stop me before I finish “Mom. We know. We got it.” Right.
During college, I started writing quotes on sticky notes (long before there was a “notes” app on a mobile phone) and strategically placing them in my desk drawers. It’s become a habit – so I still find them stuck in my Bible, in my makeup drawer, sometimes even in my closet, as though I wrote down the quote and didn’t know where to stash it.
Give yourself, and them, a little bit of grace.
Do it big, or stay in bed.
Life is not a dress rehearsal.
Put on a little lipstick, everything will be fine.
I would rather have thirty minutes of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
I command you! Do not fear nor be dismayed, for the Lord, your GOD, is with you, wherever you go.
I am not afraid. . .I was born to do this.
What are you lived-in quotes? Those that come to you when you most need them, that make you smile, feel confident, remind you to live today like it’s all you’ve got.