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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Seven powerful quotes that can help you to embrace change, to love serendipity and to transform a bad day into a better one

Sometimes one is having a bad day.
Or a bad hair day. Or a bad eyeliner day.
Or a bad day at the office. Or a bad day for the sixth day in a row.
Or one just gets lost in the ebb.

[The solution to a bad hair day can be irony.
The solution to another kind of bad days can be... a great quote]

There are many kinds of bad days. They can be very different, and yet they have one thing in common: even if they can be important for us in order to become more wise, more resilient and for learning how to appreciate even more the good days, we want them to suck less.
In such days, quotes are like magic.
While reading a good one, you could be able to smile again, to gain some perspective, to get a little bit of courage, to keep going with your projects and your day even if you actually don't feel like doing it.

And yet, the right quote is there for you, and you are back on track again.

As a quotes maniac, I love quotes. A lot of. Of course.
But some quotes more than all other quotes... They are very important in my life. A few examples just for you, for your next bad day.

#1. The right quote if you feel too "something" (fat, old, weird, strange, high maintenance, complicated, geeky, different... just insert your very personal adjective here) or not special enough.
Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else. 
Margaret Mead, 1901-1978

#2. The right quote if you feel stuck and have the impression that moving on is almost impossible.
Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits. 
Thomas Alva Edison,1847-1931

[This quote is sometimes ascribed to Henry Ford, 
but it was actually Thomas Edison's motto]

#3. The right quote if you are having a messy day and the best thing to do is to embrace serendipity while going with the flow.
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans. 
John Winston Lennon aka John Lennon, 1940-1980

#4. The right quote if you are doubting that "your" people are out there and that what you are doing can really have an impact and make the difference.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. 
Margaret Mead, 1901–1978

#5. The right quote if you are afraid of the future and need to move on and to accept changes of any kind in your life.
When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us. 
Alexander Graham Bell, 1847-1922

[Even if being able to see the new doors that open for us 
it is not always easy,
we can for sure practice it and becoming better and it, 
one (bad) day at the time]

#6. The right quote if you have to focus and you could use some help in appreciating your present and remembering that the most important thing is that you are alive, right now.
With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now. 
Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1882

#7. The right quote if you are experiencing troubles, obstacles, delay with your goals, failure and other not so pleasant stuff that you want to come to an end as soon as possible.
How you think when you lose determines how long it will be until you win.
Gilbert K. Chesterton [1874-1936]

Tags: Quotes, Having a bad day, Motivational quotes, Quotes for bad days, Dealing with bad days, Self-care

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