Never one to be a pessimist, I shy away from most doomsday thoughts, as they tend to focus on misery and the ill-intent of humankind.
I can’t, however, deny the reality that after the restrictions from the Corona Virus Pandemic have been lifted, the world will be different. There is a good chance that what we are experiencing now will become regular practice–you know, “the same song, second verse” kind of thing.
Now, more than ever, a lifestyle that promotes peace, joy, and hope is necessary. These three attributes have been rolling around in my thoughts for weeks, hence my last three posts: “Finding Peace in Difficult Circumstances”, “Finding Joy in Simplicity”, ” and “Finding Hope Through Trials”.
Whatever we can do to construct our lives around these principles will help us maintain more happiness: mind, body, and spirit. Enjoy these quotes to help inspire and motivate you!
“Peace begins with a smile”Mother Teresa
“Peace is not just the mere absence of violence. Peace is, I think, the manifestation of human compassion.”Dali Lama
“Peace is its own reward.”Mahatma Gandhi
“Peace is not something you wish for, it is something you make, something you are, something you do, and something you give away.”Robert Fulgham
“Better than a thousand hollow words is one word that brings peace.”Buddha
“The fruit of service is peace.”Mother Teresa
“Peace. What a beautiful concept. What a rare commodity.”Darrell Huckaby
“…as we discover more joy, we can face suffering in a way that ennobles rather than embitters. We have hardship without becoming hard. We have heartbreaks without being broken.”Desmond Tutu
“There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us.”Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Joy must be one of the pivots of our life. It is the token of a generous personality. Sometimes it is also a mantle that clothes a life of sacrifice and self-giving. A person who has this gift often reaches high summits. He or she is like sun in a community.”Mother Teresa
“I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.”Rabindranath Tagore
“Joy multiplies when it is shared among friends, but grief diminishes with every division.”R.A. Salvatore
“Comparison is the thief of joy.”Theodore Roosevelt
“The Joy we feel has little to do with the circumstances of our lives and everything to do with the focus of our lives.”Russell M. Nelson
“Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly.”
“Hope is a waking dream.”Aristotle
You can cut all the flowers, but you cannot keep Spring from coming.”Pablo Neruda
“Real hope is much more than wishful musing. Hope is realistic anticipation taking the form of determination…”Neal A. Maxwell
“Where there is no hope, it is incumbent on us to invent it.”Albert Camus
“The road that is built in hope is more pleasant to the traveler than the road built in despair, even though they both lead to the same destination.”Marion Zimmer Bradley
“I don’t think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.”Anne Frank