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Quotes to Live By - Focus on your plate

Posted by Lauren Eyer

Quotes to Live By - Focus on your plate

Maybe you think someone doesn't' have a lot on their plate compared to you. But maybe their plate is smaller than yours and doesn't have a lot of room to begin with. Or maybe their plate is paper, and their flimsy paper plate can't hold as much as your sturdy ceramic plate can. - Amanda Lynn Burkhart ** edited 6/29/21 to credit author of the quote.  At the time of video posting, I could not find the author so they are not mentioned in the actual video. I think this is a perfect analogy to explain how different each of...

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Quotes to Live By - We're all beautiful pieces of broken pottery

Posted by Lauren Eyer

Quotes to Live By - We're all beautiful pieces of broken pottery

She is a beautiful piece of broken pottery, put back together by her own hands. And a critical world judges her cracks while missing the beauty of how she made herself whole again. J.M. Storm I thought this was a beautiful poem, representative of each and every one of us in our lives.  How events happen, we are broken in some way, yet we somehow manage to piece ourselves back together.  That is a beautiful thing. Some of us seem to do it more easily than others, but we all have hurt, pain, loss, loneliness in common.  I thought this poem...

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Quotes to Live By - Sometimes we're tested not to show our weaknesses, but to discover our strengths

Posted by Lauren Eyer

Quotes to Live By - Sometimes we're tested not to show our weaknesses, but to discover our strengths

"Sometimes we're tested not to show our weaknesses, but to discover our strengths." I love this quote because it reminds us to focus on what we can learn and to focus on what our strength is in any given situation instead of focusing on why we are weak. We all have ups and downs in life.  A lot of people will give up when they have a setback, or get knocked down, or have a challenge to overcome.  But we have to remember that the human spirit is very powerful.  Anyone can feel great and be happy when things go their...

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Quotes to Live By - It's not defeat until you give up the dream

Posted by Lauren Eyer

Quotes to Live By - It's not defeat until you give up the dream

"You are never defeated until you give up the fight.  You give up the fight by giving up the dream." -Jose "Pepe" Mujica I think one of the things that makes people so inspiring and motivating is watching those who have been set back or knocked down a thousand times, become successful and realize their dreams.  It's the human spirit.  We all struggle and face setbacks, but what makes it inspiring is the fact that no matter how many times we get knocked down, we can always get back up and start over; over and over again. We don't become...

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Quotes to Live By - The one who fails and gets up is stronger

Posted by Lauren Eyer

Quotes to Live By - The one who fails and gets up is stronger

"The one who fails and gets up is so much stronger than the one who never fell." Think about your life for a moment.  What events in your life have you learned your greatest lessons?  What has made you stronger and braver?  Was it when everything went your way, with no struggle?  Or was it in the moments when you struggled to get through, that you were hurt or that you failed and got back up? If you're like me, and most people, it's the moments that were hard that you learned the most.  I don't look at failure or...

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