Hello 2016! Quotes To Inspire Your Year

2016 is finally here! Another 366 days to fill with laughter, love, smiles and pretty anything really. As my first blog post for the year I wanted to bring a little positivity into my blog so here are some of my favorite quotes to welcome you all to the new year! Also, my one and only new years resolution (blog related) is to post more often!

  1. For the ones still holding on:

“I learned we should forgive and forget. There’s too much guilt ingrained in our society and systems, as if someone put up a guilt standard or made a badge for it that we should always wear after – according to general perception – we screwed up or just did something that doesn’t fit others expectations. Just fucking relax, people, life is not a barometer for how many mistakes we made. Friendships are not, relationships are not. A wiser person once told me that without the capacity to forget, we could never actually move on. I guess we lose that capacity with age, no? We get into a sort of forgetting/forgiving Alzheimer.” – Ioana Cristina Casapu

  1. For the lost souls:

“I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life. I’ve learned that making a “living” is not the same thing as making a “life.” I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one. I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

  1. For those who are trying to figure out which path to take:

“You ruin your life by tolerating it. At the end of the day you should be excited to be alive. When you settle for anything less than what you innately desire, you destroy the possibility that lives inside of you, and in that way you cheat both yourself and the world of your potential. The next Michelangelo could be sitting behind a Macbook right now writing an invoice for paperclips, because it pays the bills, or because it is comfortable, or because he can tolerate it. Do not let this happen to you. Do not ruin your life this way. Life and work, and life and love, are not irrespective of each other. They are intrinsically linked. We have to strive to do extraordinary work, we have to strive to find extraordinary love. Only then will we tap into an extraordinarily blissful life.” — Bianca Sparacino, How To Ruin Your Life (Without Even Noticing That You Are)

  1. For the ones who are afraid:

“You’re never going to be 100% ready and it’s never going to be just the right time, but that’s the point. It means that every moment is also the right moment. If you want it, you just have to do it.”

  1. And for everyone:

“…I’ve come to the conclusion that if having things turn out the way you wanted them to is a measure of a successful life, then some would say I’m a failure. The important thing is not to be bitter over life’s disappointments. Learn to let go of the past. And recognize that every day won’t be sunny, and when you find yourself lost in the darkness and despair, remember it’s only in the black of night you see the stars. And those stars will lead you back home. So don’t be afraid to make mistakes, to stumble and fall, cause most of the time, the greatest rewards come from doing the things that scare you the most. Maybe you’ll get everything you wish for. Maybe you’ll get more than you ever could have imagined. Who knows where life will take you. The road is long and in the end, the journey is the destination.” – One Tree Hill

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  1. Thank you for this beautiful reminder. I have to agree with you. No one is never ready for anything, it’s just all based on our ability to adapt to any given circumstance. Two months into the year but I still wish you a great year ahead. I hope we all achieve our goals! 🙂

  2. Whew! I was like agreeing to each item you mentioned but I like #4 the most because that is what I resolve for 2016. And yeah, I took a career leap and somehow landed on the right stone.

    1. Beautiful words right? I hope that when I take a career leap I’ll be able to do the same 🙂 Hehe thanks for stopping by!

  3. Jeez. I can relate esp. nos. 2 and 3. I’m a lost soul while still trying to figure things out. I want to take a solo trip because of this.

  4. Beautiful words to live by this year. Some of the words in this post have struck me while some made me realize how I survived those hard times I thought of dying from.

  5. “…. don’t be afraid to make mistakes, to stumble and fall, cause most of the time, the greatest rewards come from doing the things that scare you the most. …”

    Yeah thinking of coming out of my comfort zone but I am still afraid of taking that risks. I still need to gain a lot of courage but whatever will be I know there will be a lot of possibilities for me.

  6. Let me share my fave quote, which I revert back to every year.

    “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future”- Jeremiah 29:11

  7. Hi, Johna. So, it has been a year since. Almost, that is. I am wondering how you were able to use the lessons you shared over the last year and what new quotes will you be sharing for the coming new year?

    1. Hi Robert! Wow, I’ve only looked back at these quotes now after almost a year hehe. I’ll definitely be doing a follow up of this post, sharing my year and new quotes. Watch out for it! 😀

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