You are amazing
We love to surround people and teams in our programs, and our broader community, with inspiration, positivity, encouragement, and beauty every day, and whenever possible. Simple gratitude practices, daily routines, and the joy of regular reflection and improvement can help us when we’re feeling good, and when we’re not feeling good.
Here are a few quotes to start, and we’ll add more ideas here soon. Users on our companion project management tool are treated to a new quote every day as well, from these and many more.
Have others to add? Please share them with us!
Note: If you’re really not feeling amazing and feel like you might hurt yourself or others in some way, or know someone else at risk of doing so, please please please talk to a friend, therapist, or suicide prevention hotline (see Embrace or call 1564 in Lebanon, or see a global list of numbers here). Even though you might not feel great, everybody is amazing and beautiful on the inside, you are amazing and beautiful, but sometimes we are really good at hiding that from ourselves.
|Start with the end in mind.||Knowing where you want to go will help you get there.|
|Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.||Charles Mingus|
|Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.||Henry Ford|
|It’s the people crazy enough to think they actually can change the world, who actually do.||You can do it.|
|Facing a challenge? Perhaps nature can be an inspiration, or already has your solution.||Search “biomimicry” and your challenge, and see what you find!|
|There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come.||Victor Hugo|
|Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, organized, committed people can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.||Margaret Mead|
|Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.||Margaret Mead|
|The notion that we are products of our environment is our greatest sin; we are products of our choices.||Margaret Mead|
|That which gets measured, gets improved, and gets done.||Are you measuring the right things?|
|One becomes an entrepreneur not by birth, but by education as well as by experience.||Christine Volkmann|
|Readers lead, and leaders read.||What great book have you read recently? How did it impact you?|
|If you want to be great at something, love it, and show that love every day.||Jerry Seinfeld|
|Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice, and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.||Pele|
|Love is infinite. Will is finite. Love is the General. Everything else are the troops coming behind it.||Jerry Seinfeld|
A Gratitude Practice to increase positivity in your life
Performing simple daily acts of gratitude can have a big impact on your health and happiness.
These effects are particularly evident in the practice of gratitude journaling. It only takes a few minutes a day, but it can give you a lasting mood boost that can take you from feeling “okay” to feeling “great” on a more regular basis.
If you’re wondering what a gratitude journal is or how you can jump on the journaling train, read ahead to learn everything you need to know about keeping a gratitude journal!
A gratitude journal is, quite simply, a tool to keep track of the good things in life. No matter how difficult and defeating life can sometimes feel, there is always something to feel grateful for.
It’s extremely simple to start: simply write down (or type) the things you are grateful for on a daily basis. You can use a journal, diary, notebook, or just a piece of paper. If you’re committed to being green or just find it easier to do things digitally, you can use one of the many gratitude apps or even a simple Word document!
Once you have your journal or app ready, simply start noting the things you are grateful for.
Got a promotion? Journal it!
Mastered a new yoga move? Journal it!
Received good news about a potential health problem? You guessed it—journal it!
Benefits of gratitude journaling:
- Gratitude journaling, like many gratitude practices, can lower your stress levels;
- It can help you feel calmer, especially at night;
- Journaling can give you a new perspective on what is important to you and what you truly appreciate in your life;
- By noting what you are grateful for, you can gain clarity on what you want to have more of in your life, and what you can do without;
- Gratitude journaling can help you find out and focus on what really matters to you;
- Keeping a gratitude journal helps you learn more about yourself and become more self-aware;
- Your gratitude journal is for your eyes only, so you can write anything you feel without worrying about judgment from others;
- On days when you feel blue, you can read through your gratitude journal to readjust your attitude and remember all the good things in your life