Some days are better than others and on the bad days, it’s hard to stay positive. September 13th is Positive Thinking Day and to honor the day, here are 16 positive quotes to give your spirit a boost – no matter what kind of day you’re having.
“Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.” — Maori Proverb
“Every thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples, don’t count on harvesting Golden Delicious.”–Bill Meyer
“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life’s about creating yourself.”– George Bernard Shaw
“I have for many years endeavored to make this vital truth clear; and still people marvel when I tell them that I am happy. They imagine that my limitations weigh heavily upon my spirit, and chain me to the rock of despair. Yet, it seems to me, happiness has very little to do with the senses. If we make up our minds that this is a drab and purposeless universe, it will be that, and nothing else. On the other hand, if we believe that the earth is ours, and that the sun and moon hang in the sky for our delight, there will be joy upon the hills and gladness in the fields because the Artist in our souls glorifies creation. Surely, it gives dignity to life to believe that we are born into this world for noble ends, and that we have a higher destiny than can be accomplished within the narrow limits of this physical life.” — Helen Keller
“If you can dream it, you can achieve it.” –Zig Ziglar
“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” – Haruki Murakami
“If a person has ugly thoughts, it begins to show on the face. And when that person has ugly thoughts every day, every week, every year, the face gets uglier and uglier until it gets so ugly you can hardly bear to look at it. A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”–Roald Dahl
“The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.” –Oprah Winfrey
“If you don’t get everything you want, think of the things you don’t get that you don’t want.”–Oscar Wilde
“Oh, my friend, it’s not what they take away from you that counts. It’s what you do with what you have left.”– Hubert Humphrey
“Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.”–Groucho Marx
“If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.”–Mary Engelbreit
“To be upset over what you don’t have is to waste what you do have.” –Ken S. Keyes, Jr.
“You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.” – Albert Einstein
“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” — Willie Nelson