I know that at times I find inspirational quotes just a bit of hot air that then drift off into the ether the moment I have read them. Other times they have a resonance and make me think hard and long about my weight-loss journey, life in general and how to treat everyone kindly.
Sometimes they are especially soothing when you realise that most people do mean well and those that undermine you are perhaps suffering too and can’t express themselves too well.
So, when I had a bleak day recently (and even though they are almost as rare as hen’s teeth, they do occur, I’m not immune) I checked out some of my own favourites and requested others to add theirs. This is just the starting line-up…I hope you will add more to our initial few. They may just raise a few flagging spirits when it really matters most!
* At any given moment you have the power to say….
This is not how the story is going to end!
* Be sure to taste your words before you spit them out!
* Dare to be different!
* Be as kind to yourself as you are to everyone else.
* Always leave people and things better than you found them.
* Nobody’s perfect and nobody has it easy,
You never know what people are going through,
So pause before you start judging, criticising, or mocking others,
Everybody is fighting their own unique war.