Need a little inspiration today? Read on, my loves, because I’m sharing ten of my most favorite inspiring quotes with you.
I’m a sucker for inspirational quotes.
When I come across a quote that speaks to me, I feel compelled to write it down … if you were to take a peek into my planner, you’ll find the pages are literally covered with the little nuggets of wisdom I stumble upon throughout the day.
Does writing them down add extra motivation for me? I don’t know. Perhaps I feel the need to preserve the words for posterity’s sake … or perhaps it’s just to know that they are safely tucked away for those days that require a little more than a cup of coffee to get me out of bed.
Y’all. Today is one of those days.
Today, Donald Trump will be sworn in as my country’s next leader. Today, he will become the 45th President of the United States.
It pains me to write those words.
Ten weeks ago, I voted for Hillary Clinton … and I was surprisingly emotional as I did so.
I didn’t vote for her just because she’s a woman — I truly believed (and I still believe) she was the best candidate for the job, one who would help our country grow and prosper — but as I cast my vote for the first female candidate for President, the tears welled. History was happening right there in the voting booth, and I was a part of it.
I left my polling station that morning knowing that not all of my friends and family agreed with my choice of candidates, but I stood firm in my decision … and I truly hoped that no matter how the election turned out — a circus of an election that brought out the worst in so many people — our country would choose to move forward with kindness and civility.
Alas, the circus has continued … but I choose to channel my post-election sadness, anger, worry, and disappointment into something active, productive, compassionate, and, yes, civil and kind.
Our work has just begun, my friends.
So, today, I’m sharing with you ten quotes that have resonated with me recently, each one providing me with a needed dose of inspiration and motivation … and I hope they do the same for you.
Go on, my loves … get inspired.