Quotes to Brighten Your Day


One year ago I took on a self-imposed challenge where everyday, I would send out certain “quotes to brighten your day” to a select group of people that included family and friends. I am not sure how it all started, but I know that quotes keep me inspired and have served as healthy reminders throughout my life. It feels great to send out positivity and start your day with positive thoughts each and every morning. I want to share my favorite 31 “brighten your day” quotes from the categories I chose to send out every morning, so that you can share a quote each day for the next 31 days. I sincerely hope you can find ways to utilize these inspirational quotes to brighten someone’s day, just as I have since starting this challenge.

Good morning, love you all! (quote to follow)

  1. Spiritual- “There is nothing more important than this moment.”-Unknown
  2. Inspirational- “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.”-George Addair
  3. Gratitude- “Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy.”-Fred De Witt Van Amburgh
  4. Leadership- “To add value to others, one must first value others.”-John Maxwell
  5. Optimism- “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.  Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”-Helen Keller
  6. Courage- “Courage is the most important of all virtues, because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.”-Maya Angelou
  7. Fun- “There’s no fear when you’re having fun.”-Will Thomas
  8. Confidence- “What could we accomplish if we knew we could not fail?”-Eleanor Roosevelt
  9. Vulnerability- “Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.”-Dr. Brene’ Brown
  10. Culture- “The beauty of the world lies in the diversity of its people”-Unknown
  11. Simplicity- “The definition of genius is taking the complex and making it simple.”-Albert Einstein
  12. Routine- “Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out.”-Robert Collier
  13. Intention- “Our intention creates our reality.”-Wayne Dyer
  14. Accountability- “Do what you say you are going to do.”-Doug and Lynn Ryerson
  15. Mindfulness- “The mind is everything.  What you think you become.”-Buddha
  16. Communication- “There is only one rule for being a good talker-learn to listen.”-Christopher Morley
  17. Humility- “Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.”-C.S. Lewis
  18. Transcendence- “Self-actualization cannot be attained if it is made an end in itself, but only as a side effect of self-transcendence.”-Viktor E. Frankl
  19. Compassion- “True compassion means not only feeling another’s pain but also being moved to help relieve it.”-Daniel Goleman
  20. Honor- “Honor isn’t given it’s earned.”-Anonymous
  21. Honesty- “The first step toward greatness is to be honest.”-Proverb
  22. Respect- “Respect yourself and others will respect you.”-Confucius
  23. Forgiveness- “To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.”-Lewis B. Smedes
  24. Authenticity- “If you’re your authentic self, you have no competition.”-Anonymous
  25. Excellence- “Excellence is not an exception; it is a prevailing attitude.”-Colin Powell
  26. Loyalty- “I’ll take fifty percent efficiency to get one hundred percent loyalty.”-Samuel Goldwyn
  27. Kindness- “Sometimes it takes only one act of kindness and caring to change a person’s life.”-Jackie Chan
  28. Generosity- “Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.”-Simone Weil
  29. Attitude- “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.”-Henry Ford
  30. Happiness- “Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.”-Mother Teresa
  31. Teamwork- “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.”-Harry S. Truman

Truly I hope you get as much out of reading these quotes to brighten your day as I did while putting it together. Please share this with anyone you feel would get value from it.

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