quotes tagged with 'encouragement'

Absence diminishes little passions and increases great ones just as the wind blows out a candle but fans a fire

Author: Bob Philips, Source: UnknownSaved by tarazwicker in strength ideas motivation dreams growth encouragement 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

I'm not happy, I'm cheerful. There's a difference. A happy woman has no cares at all. A cheerful woman has cares but has learned how to deal with them.

Author: Beverly Sills, Source: Beverly SillsSaved by wordlovergirl in happy cheerful encouragement tough times 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

[Life's] always worth living, and living well.

Author: Katherine Heigl, Source: Katherine HeiglSaved by wordlovergirl in life good encouragement 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Let circumstances mold you into the one I desire you to be.

Author: Jesus Calling , Source: Jesus CallingSaved by wordlovergirl in circumstances encouragement tough times 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]
In all of this, I suppose it goes without saying that negative speaking so often flows from negative thinking, including negative thinking about ourselves. We see our own faults, we speak—or at least think—critically of ourselves, and before long that is how we see everyone and everything. No sunshine, no roses, no promise of hope or happiness. Before long we and everybody around us are miserable.

I love what Elder Orson F. Whitney once said: "The spirit of the gospel is optimistic; it trusts in God and looks on the bright side of things. The opposite or pessimistic spirit drags men down and away from God, looks on the dark side, murmurs, complains, and is slow to yield obedience." We should honor the Savior's declaration to "be of good cheer." (Indeed, it seems to me we may be more guilty of breaking that commandment than almost any other!) Speak hopefully. Speak encouragingly, including about yourself. Try not to complain and moan incessantly. As someone once said, "Even in the golden age of civilization someone undoubtedly grumbled that everything looked too yellow."
Author: Jeffrey R. Holland, Source: http://www.lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,49-1-690-7,0...Saved by richardkmiller in optimism speech kindness criticism thinking goodcheer cheerfulness encouragement 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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