Inspirational quotes to encourage you and your family during the holidays.
Hope and faith ebb in the flow of our lives. We all have different degrees of faith. The holidays can bring mixed emotions for some of us as we face challenges such as illness, death, unemployment, divorce, etc. It’s not easy to simply have a positive attitude when your life feels like it is spinning out of control. As parents, we want to make the holidays memorable for our children. We sometimes go through extreme measures to ensure that the trials in our lives does not disrupt their excitement for the holidays. It’s important that we also have support and encouragement to help us get through difficult times.
I hope these five quotes will give you and your family some inspiration during the holidays.
1. “When you’re at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on” -Theodore Roosevelt
It’s easy to give up and surrender to the pressures of life. Yet, we have to remember that our children are watching us and learning how to deal with adversities. How we respond to life’s difficulties shows our resiliency and flexibility.
2. “It’s the possibility that keeps me going, not the guarantee.” – Nicholas Sparks
Unfortunately, some of us never grow out of our polarized thinking and this can cause problems in adulthood. If your parents did not prepare you for disappointments in life, you may have unrealistic expectations. When thinking ahead to the new year, think about the possibilities.
3. “It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.” -Dale Carnegie
Holiday shopping and gift giving can feel more like obligations instead of spiritually rewarding. When we lose sight of what brings us joy, we become overwhelmed. Quality time with family and friends energize and uplift us. Those moments can set in motion a shift in our attitude and life.
4. “The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.” -Paulo Coelho
Life is peaks and valleys. The peaks are the times for moving forward and the valleys are the time for pause and reflection. There is nothing wrong with falling, it’s what we do after we fall that matters.
5. “Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.” -Steve Maraboli
No one in life is exempt from problems. We all have different bridges to cross and how we handle life’s problems are teachable moments in parenting.