Updated: May 4
I have a sign by the bed which is probably the first thing I see when I wake up.
It simply says
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO SMILE
Nothing fancy, just those few words. But powerful none the less. A little bit of positivity for the start of my day. Right. I put it out there – I’m a huge fan of inspirational quotes and messages. My Instagram feed is full of them and all sorts of goodies with different kinds of quotes on, from inspiring to funny, feature a lot in my Zazzle Store!
Methinks I’m not alone in this, judging by the number you see on social media, and on loads of items in shops wherever you go – from pillows to mugs, on clothing, fridge magnets, cards, notebooks, cosmetic bags, crockery, etc. etc. and of course posters and signs and wall art.
Very popular. There’s something about emotive quotes that really draws you in, especially on any with words you personally resonate with.
How great for giving too! What better way to show you care than by sending someone a gift or card with a message of encouragement or positive vibes. Nothing like being told how great we are to make our day!
Brings The Feel Good Factor
When you feel good about yourself, it makes it simpler to feel positive about other things in life generally. Encouraging messages help you to believe in yourself more and therefor feel good about yourself.
Creates a Positive Vibe
When you have a positive attitude – it’s catching! People around you respond to it, which in turn makes for a happier atmosphere around you which makes everything much more bearable to deal with.
Helps to get us through Life’s Challenges
No one ever said it would be easy – nope! Life throws all sorts of stuff at us, both good and bad, sometimes it’s hard, even virtually impossible to stay positive through it all. It actually takes practice to keep positive and upbeat but truly worth it. Obviously you can’t be happy about every situation but simply trying to find a positive from a negative situation, and possibly learn from it, will certainly help to make you feel better.
Reminds us to feel grateful for what we have
“The world has enough beautiful mountains and meadows, spectacular skies and serene lakes. It has enough lush forests, flowered fields, and sandy beaches. It has plenty of stars and the promise of a new sunrise and sunset every day. What the world needs more of is people to appreciate and enjoy it.” Michael Josephson
One of the most important things I learned was to remind myself of all the things I have to feel grateful about every day.
Being grateful has a very profound and positive effect on the way we feel; it makes us more optimistic and kind, less judgemental, so just generally makes for a happier and kinder person to be around, which again, is contagious!
I guess they’re not for everyone, but there’s no denying inspirational quotes are hugely popular right now. They can be amusing, emotional, encouraging; they virtually give us “permission” to be who or what we want to be so we can go ahead and just do it!
As I see it, there can be no harm in spreading joy and comfort with kind, inspiring and motivational messages, whether it be on your social media sites, on presents you give, or just getting it out there on a T shirt!
And if you fancy more of the same, I expect it won’t surprise you to know I’m always Pinning inspiring words – Pinterest has millions!
“Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine” Roy T. Bennett