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Fab Freebie Bonus Question: Words of Wisdom

Since this week's prize includes 10 nuggets of advice in pretty poster form... what are some of your favorite words of wisdom or rules to live by? Whether it's a notable quote or your own personal mantra, we'd love to hear it.
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  • BarbieBarbie Wisconsin
    "My favorite animal is the turtle. The reason is that in order for the turtle to move, it has to stick its neck out. There are going to be times in your life when you’re going to have to stick your neck out. There will be challenges and instead of hiding in a shell, you have to go out and meet them."

     Dr Ruth
  • I like to remind myself that "everything happens for a reason", it has been true in many tough times in my life so I feel like its something I need to remind myself of when I'm feeling down/sad/defeated :)
  • My personal wisdom is to find passion for something. For anything. Because when I have motivation and passion to learn or work on one thing, I also more easily find motivation to do all the less interesting things in my life, as well.

    Without being intensely interested in something, I find it's too easy to get bored with everything.
  • My husband always has to remind me that "worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do but it doesn't get you anywhere". Best advice ever, even though I usually don't listen.
  • bhoppenrathbhoppenrath Flagstaff, AZ
    "can't win em all" It sucks, but really if we won everything in life then nothing would be worth accomplishing. I tell my coworkers this all the time, and besides the fact it puts a little smirk on their face, its a good reminder that they will win one soon!



  • jazzmrazjazzmraz Milwaukee, WI
    Ecclesiastes 9:10
    "Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might..."
  • "No Whining." My daughter started this when she worked at a summer camp, but it has become a family motto. How much more pleasant to listen to someone who has something positive to say, than to someone who is always complaining.
  • laukay524laukay524 Concord, MA
    If you made a choice, do not let yourself regret it. If later you need change, make adjustments, move on, etc, but dont waste energy on regret.
  • Just the simple "do unto others as you would have them to do unto you". It fits any situation.
  • One of my favorite Terry Pratchett quotes has stood me in good stead many times: “She was already learning that if you ignore the rules people will, half the time, quietly rewrite them so that they don't apply to you.” (from Equal Rites)
  • Mine is - "just because you can, doesn't mean you should." :D
  • My mother always said "if you don't have anything nice to say, then say nothing at all"
    I tell my kids this now all the time, their opinionated little brains...
  • Living in Australia last year was kind of a culture shock, where Americans are mostly all go go go, Australians take life a little less seriously. "No worries" is said for any occasion and at any time, I find myself repeating that not only others but reminding myself that the grand scheme will all turn out okay.
  • betsyhambetsyham Orange County, VA
    Right now, having learned of the untimely death of a former student who had grown into a lovely, kind, thoughtful adult, all I can think of is "Hang up and drive!"
  • With two small kids (7 and 9) we live by the mantra "You get what you get and you don't get upset." I don't know where it came from, but I snagged it from a fellow Mom and it works GREAT in our house! You got the blue cup and you really wanted the red cup? You get what you get and you don't get upset!
  • My husband and I work out of a small office in our home and the words we like to live by are "it is what it is....and it's not the end of the world!" Helps us to put problems into perspective.
  • "Discipline is remembering what you want." PS: Go HOOS!
  • littleaestaslittleaestas Dahlonega, Georgia
    He replied, "Ye of little faith, why are you so afraid?"
    Matthew 8:26

    Or!

    "If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself."
    - Albert Einstein
  • Something along the lines of "“Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” I try to live by it, prioritizing my time to do the imporant stuff, but the saying that I say most is "no worries".
  • "For God has not given us a spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." 2 Timothy 1:7

    and "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

    I especially repeat the first one in my head and to my children quite often when we see something bad on the news.

    Kimberly
    Turning It Home
  • TLegTLeg Moncton
    As a new mom, a Pinterest quote has stuck with me: "Comparison is the thief of joy." I love my boy and try not to let any other moms, blogs, groups, pictures, equipment, theories, etc spoil the bond we have and my faith in my natural instincts.
  • giselle_agiselle_a pittsburgh, pa
    "A party without cake is just a meeting." - I don't remember who said this, but this is a quote I live by!
  • Eat your green beans 1st before they get cold- my husband. :) my kids hear this often from him.
  • Life begins outside your comfort zone-Neale Donald Walsch, is my go to phrase since 2010 when we doubled our family of 2 boys to 4!
  • Framed in my office at home:

    Everything will be ok in the end. If it's not ok, it's not the end.

    I've lived by this for years. :-)
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