We all have good and bad days—it’s part of being a human. Sometimes though, all it takes to boost our mood and turn a bad day around is a little positivity and encouragement. Here are some quotes to make your day a better by focusing on kindness, overcoming adversity and, of course, happiness.
While self-care is definitely important, the way we interact with others can directly affect how we feel as well. Practicing kindness with those we encounter is a great way to bring positivity into our daily lives.
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“When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.” – The 14th Dalai Lama
“Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.” – Mother Teresa
“A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.” – William Arthur Ward
We all face challenges. Though it’s part of the human condition, when these challenges feel particularly difficult and even seem insurmountable, days can seem long and draining. Be encouraged that these moments are ones of growth and progress and don’t be afraid to ask others for help or guidance from others when you need it.
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“Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.” – Christopher Reeve
“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden
“Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine.” – Mario Fernandez
“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt
Once in a while, all we need to remember is to keep our chin up, smile and look for the beauty in our daily lives. While it’s not always easy, make your day brighter by finding something you’re grateful for and notice the goodness in the world around you.
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“Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open.” – John Barrymore
“Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and twice as beautiful as you’ve ever imagined.” – Dr. Seuss
“May you see sunshine where others see shadows, and opportunities where others see obstacles.” – Unknown
Take time to make each day brighter. Whether it’s reading inspirational quotes, listening to a favorite song or talking with a friend, look for happiness and you’ll be surprised how often you find it!
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