A Thought A Day

Words are powerful, whether they are spoken or written. They have the power to change a person’s thoughts, comments, and life.

Inspirational quotes are something I love and adore. I have notebooks filled with quotes that are happy, motivational, funny, and sometimes sad. To share this love, I have created “A Thought A Day.” The purpose of this daily inspiration is to remind me about the good in each day while encouraging myself to live a more positive life. My hope is that you’ll get the same out of this project.

Day 1: 

Page 1 of a new 365-page book. Write a good one.


December 31- Auld lang syne, my friends.

December 30- You don’t need everyone to believe you can do it, you just need one.

December 29- No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted.

December 28- Life is full of beauty. Notice it.

December 27- A person’s a person, no matter how small.

December 26- 364 days to go.

December 25- Merry Christmas!

December 24- There’s a new kid in town and He’s laying in a manger.

December 23- I don’t know what to say except it is Christmas and we are all in misery.

December 22- Everyone has an angle.

December 21-Faith is believing when common sense tells you not to.

December 20- What do you want, Mary? Do you want the moon? If you want it, I’ll throw a lasso around it and pull it down for you. Hey! That’s a pretty good idea! I’ll give you the moon, Mary.

December 19- Reach for the stars, you’ll get there.

December 18- O Lord, You are our Father. We are the clay. You are the potter. We are all the work of Your hands.

December 17- There’s room for everyone on the nice list.

December 16- Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings.

December 15- Just remember the spirit of Christmas lies in your heart.

December 14- You’re mad. Bonkers. Off your head, but I’ll tell you a secret…all of the best people are.

December 13- Powder your nose, paint your toes. Line your lips and keep them closed. Cross your legs, dot your I’s and never let them see you cry.

December 12- You serious, Clark?

December 11- A strong woman looks a challenge dead in the eye and gives it a wink.

December 10- My life feels like a test I didn’t study for.

December 9- I’m dreaming of a white Christmas, but if the white runs out, I’ll drink the red.

December 8- Christmas is the only time of the year you can sit in front of a dead tree and eat candy out of socks.

December 7- Do everything with a good heart and expect nothing in return and you’ll never be disappointed.

December 6- A day that will live in infamy.

December 5- It’s the most wonderful time of the year.

December 4- Hope is an anchor. Love is a ship. Time is the ocean. Life is a trip.

December 3- Someday I hope you get the chance to live like you were dying.

December 2- Now I’m changed and now I’m stronger. There must be something in the water.

December 1- God shook His head the day He built her. Oh, but I bet He smiled.

November 30- Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway.

November 29- I want you to promise me something. If you love someone, you tell them. Even if you’re scared that it’s not the right thing, even if you’re scared that it’ll cause problems, even if you’re scared that it will burn your life to the ground. You say it and you say it loud.

November 28- Your life is about to change.

November 27- Sometimes I believe in as many as six impossible things before breakfast.

November 26- Though the mountain may crumble, You will not.

November 25- Faith in God includes faith in His timing.

November 24- This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls.

November 23- She who trusts in the Lord will never be disappointed.

November 22- Be courageous, be strong.

November 21- May our hearts be filled with thanks and giving.

November 20- What makeup remover was on Mulan’s sleeves and where can I get some?

November 19- When things go bad, don’t go with them.

November 18- With courage, you will dare to take risks, have strength to be compassionate and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.

November 17- The two most important days in your life are: the day you are born and the day you figure out why.

November 16- A good country song takes a page out of somebody’s life and puts into music.

November 15- When everything seems like it’s falling apart, that’s when God is putting things together just the way He wants it.

November 14- It takes ten times as long to put yourself back together as it does to fall apart.

November 13- And now I’ll do what’s best for me.

November 12- Email is good, but parcels and post are better.

November 11- May we never forget freedom isn’t free.

November 10- The show cannot begin until you jump.

November 9- Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him.

November 8- Pearls are always appropriate.

November 7- Keep the faith. The most amazing things in life tend to happen right at the moment you’re about to give up hope.

November 6- May your walls know joy, may every room hold laughter, and every window open to great possibility.

November 5- Put yo’ phone down.

November 4- Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different.

November 3- Faith without action is dead.

November 2- Do what is right and hopefully, you’ll get noticed.

November 1- Listen to your critics.

October 31- Say boo and scary on.

October 30- You can’t be both awesome and negative. Choose one.

October 29- Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable.

October 28- When people treat you like they don’t care, believe them.

October 27- She always had that about her, that look of otherness, of eyes that see things much too far, and of thoughts that wander off the edge of the world.

October 26- Stop thinking about what will happen in the future, but instead follow through with what is happening in the present.

October 25- Do your thing and don’t care if they like it.

October 24- Our words matter.

October 23- If it doesn’t open, it’s not your door.

October 22- Live, not just survive.

October 21- A single thread of hope is still a very powerful thing.

October 20- I have to be successful, because I like expensive things.

October 19- Practice the pause. When in doubt, pause. When angry, pause. When tired, pause. When stressed, pause. And when you pause, pray.

October 18- Marry someone who laughs at the same things you do.

October 17- I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.

October 16- Be stronger than your excuses.

October 15- Choose a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.

October 14- Find as many things as possible to laugh at each day.

October 13- If you are persistent, you will get it. If you are consistent, you will keep it.

October 12- Fall is a southerner’s reward for surviving summer.

October 11- It might take a year, it might take a day, but what’s meant to be will always find a way.

October 10- A pair of shoes can change your life.

October 9- What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.

October 8- If one door closes and another one opens, your house is probably hunted.

October 7- You will not always be strong, but you can always be brave.

October 6- You had the power all along, my dear.

October 5- The worst kind of pain is when you’re smiling just to stop the tears from falling.

October 4- Never look back. If Cinderella went to pick up her shoe, she wouldn’t had become a princess.

October 3- We had the right love at the wrong time.

October 2- Don’t speak unless you can improve upon the silence.

October 1- Nothing is as important as family.

September 30- It’s better to break your own heart by leaving, rather than having that person break your heart every day you’re with them.

September 29- Family is family.

September 28- It always seems impossible until its done.

September 27- Mind your own biscuits and live will be gravy.

September 26- Hope is the ability to hear the melody of the future. Faith is the courage to dance to it today.

September 25- 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.

September 24- The struggle is real.

September 23- We do not need magic to change the world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already. We have the power to imagine better.

September 22- We’ll always have Paris.

September 21- When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.

September 20- Love means never having to say you’re sorry.

September 19- Sometimes at no fault of their own, a person can’t see pass the end of their nose.

September 18- You gotta spend money to make it.

September 17- It’s not if they think we won. It’s rather we think we’ve won.

September 16- You run your race.

September 15- Dream beyond your wildest thoughts and dream big everyday.

September 14- Pray bold prayers and pray beyond your dreams.

September 13- You have to learn the rules of the game and then you have to play better than anyone else.

September 12- Do one thing everyday that scares you.

September 11- Faith, hope, and love are some great things He gave us and the greatest is love.

September 10- You’re off to great places. Today is your day. Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way.

September 9- Your hero is always 10 years away and that hero is you.

September 8- 3 things for each day: something to look up to, something to look forward to, and something to chase.

September 7- Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you imagined.

September 6- If you want to life yourself up, life up someone else.

September 5- The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart and all they can do is stare blankly.

September 4- Country music on the radio-talk about a good ole sound.

September 3-Don’t bring a paddle to a gunfight.

September 2- I may be compelled to face danger, but never fear it, and while our soldiers can stand fight, I can stand, feed, and nurse them.

September 1- If all your hopes and dreams come true at once, you wouldn’t have anything to look forward to.

August 31- Sacrifice. It’s what we do for the people we love.

August 30- Perhaps they were right in putting love into books. Perhaps it could not live anywhere else.

August 29- I am a collection of dismantled almosts.

August 28- Fightin’ the good fight til’ the good Lord calls you home.

August 27- Know what you want. Make it happen.

August 26- Sometimes life doesn’t go the way you planned.

August 25- God is good all the time. All the time God is good.

August 24- I never called my work an “art.” “It’s part of show business, the business of building entertainment.

August 23- I don’t know where I’m gonna be five years from now, but I pray to God it’s somewhere with a beautiful view and beside you.

August 22- Pay attention to how interested people are in you. If they blow you off, take notice. If they ask you how your mom’s doing, that’s special.

August 21- Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

August 20- We don’t inherently judge the moodiness of a male face. But as women, we are almost expected to put on a smile.

August 19- The only way to achieve the impossible is to believe it is possible.

August 18- Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.

August 17- Just believe that good things are on their way.

August 16- Think positive.

August 15- You know they say you learn more from losing than winning.

August 14- Luck is when preparation meets opportunity.

August 13- The biggest mistake you could ever make is being too afraid to make one.

August 12- Hope for something you believe in and believe in what you’re hoping for.

August 11- No matter where life takes you, always pack a positive attitude.

August 10- Keep fighting. It will be worth it.

August 9- Remember that girl that gave up? Neither does anyone else.

August 8- Oh yes, the past can hurt. But, you can either run from it or learn from it.

August 7- Don’t go riding on that long black train.

August 6- Blame it on my roots, I showed up in boots.

August 5- Jesus answered ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’

August 4- Birthdays are nature’s way of telling us to eat more cake.

August 3- You have been noticed. He thinks you’re beautiful, the glass slipper fits, the music is playing, and He is asking you to dance.

August 2- My little dog- a heartbeat at my feet.

August 1- What would the world be like without men? A bunch of big, fat, happy women.

July 31- We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea-whether it is to sail or to watch it-we are going back from whence we came.

July 30- I read recipes the same way I read science fiction. I get to the end and think, “Well, that’s not going to happen.”

July 29- When people have a flicker of hope, fan that flame. Don’t extinguish it.

July 28- You must learn a new way to think before you can master a new way to be.

July 27- Forgive, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace.

July 26- Women are angels. When someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly…usually on a broomstick. We’re flexible that way.

July 25- That awkward moment when you spell a word so wrong that even auto-correct is like “I got nothing, man.”

July 24- If at first you don’t succeed, fix your ponytail and try again.

July 23- Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scenery.

July 22- Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.

July 21- Patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting.

July 20- Take chances when you’re young so that you can tell stories when you’re old.

July 19- A day late and a nickel short.

July 18- Do what you love and the money will follow.

July 17- When you see someone that needs help, you do what you are supposed to do, not what your peers want you to do.

July 16- Every opportunity has a shelf life.

July 15-The meaning of life? That’s simple. Try to be happy, try to help someone, and hope to fall in love.

July 14- There’s hard work, then there’s heart work.

July 13- We are only human.

July 12- Hope. Courage. Believe.

July 11- I carried a watermelon.

July 10- Life is to short to have bad hair.

July 9- The Wizard of Oz is just a movie about two women fighting over a pair of shoes.

July 8- Travel while you’re young and able. Don’t worry about the money, just make it work.

July 7- He kissed her cheek and then she knew that you could become homesick for people too.

July 6- If you want to learn what someone fears losing, watch what they photograph.

July 5- Sometimes I believe in as many as six impossible things before breakfast.

July 4- I thank my lucky stars to be living here today, ’cause the flag still stands for freedom and they can’t take that away.

July 3- Little by little, a little becomes a lot.

July 2- Think big.

July 1- You must think five moves ahead.

June 30- Find the courage to dream big.

June 29- Let’s not try to figure out everything at once.

June 28- Life is too short to have bad hair.

June 27- Do not spoil what you have be desiring what you have not. Remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.

June 26- You see things. You keep quiet about them and you understand.

June 25- Don’t look back. You’re not going that way.

June 24- Sometimes the greater plan is kinda hard to understand.

June 23- Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble and keep on praying.

June 22- You cannot always wait for the perfect time. Sometimes you must dare to jump.

June 21- When fear knocks you down, faith is what picks you up.

June 20- I learned everything I needed to know from John Cougar, John Deere, and John 3:16.

June 19- Someone had to do it first, so why not me?

June 18- First thing on my bucket list is to fill the bucket with wine.

June 17- If I’m going to be a mess, I may as well be a hot mess.

June 16- Love requires sacrifice, but it’s worth it.

June 15- What if my heart says I’m in love, but his heart says a different thing?

June 14- I’m not scared of hello. I’m scared of goodbye.

June 13- It’s my turn to win.

June 12- You gave me the worse thing you could give anyone-hope.

June 11- You’re not supposed to know where your life will go.

June 10- Not everything needs to be talked about.

June 9- Never volunteer for something when you don’t know what you’re walking into. Haven’t you seen the Hunger Games?

June 8- Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. -Hebrews 11:1

June 7- We take photos as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone.

June 6- Upon the 6th of June, remember them with pride. Men from many nations fighting together, side by side.

June 5- Happiness is…not having to set the alarm for the next day.

June 4- God answers when you least expect it.

June 3- She is quick, curious, playful, and strong.

June 2- Adventure is out there.

June 1- Pearls are always appropriate.

May 31- No one has ever become poor by giving.

May 30- Take the risk.

May 29- I’m a perfectionist with a procrastinator complex. Someday I’m going to be awesome.

May 28- In terms of money, we have no money.

May 27-  Never apologize for trusting your intuition-your brain can play tricks, your heart can go blind, but your gut is always right.

May 26- If it’s still in your mind, it’s worth taking the leap.

May 25- Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. -John 15:13

May 24- I’m stronger, because I had to be. I’m smarter, because of my mistakes, happier because of the sadness I’ve known, and now wiser, because I learned.

May 23- You is kind. You is smart. You is important.

May 22- Women, if you want to strike a bit of fear into your man, just smile really big and ask him, “Notice anything different?”

May 21- She wasn’t bitter. She was sad, though. But it was a hopeful kind of sad. The kind of sad that just takes time.

May 20- Everyone should believe in something. I believe I should go to the beach.

May 19- Trust in the Lord with all of your heart. -Proverbs 3:5

May 18- Be the type of person that when your feet hit the floor in the morning, the devil says ‘Oh crap, you’re up.’

May 17- It’s difficult to follow your dreams. It’s a tragedy not to.

May 16- A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with freedom.

May 15- Believe in the future. The world is getting better. There is still plenty of opportunity.

May 14- Pray the hardest when it’s the hardest to pray.

May 13- I’m not really a control freak, but can I show you the right way to do it?

May 12- You don’t need anyone in your life who doesn’t want to be there.

May 11- Sensitive suffer more, but they love more and dream more.

May 10- All that I am and all that I hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.

May 9- It’s up to you to find beauty in the ugliest days.

May 8- How we walk with the broken speaks louder than how we sit with the great.

May 7- I am where I am, because I believe in possibilities.

May 6- Sometimes it’s more noble to tell a small lie than deliver a painful truth.

May 5- You’re not supposed to know where your life will go.

May 4- I’m not scared of hello. I’m scared of goodbye.

May 3- It’s my turn to win.

May 2- Plan? There’s no plan. I’m just making this stuff up as I go.

May 1- Listen to what people want you to do, then do the opposite.

April 30- Always be kinder than you feel.

April 29- Taking naps sounds childish. I prefer to call them horizontal life pauses.

April 28- Refuse to sink.

April 27- There are only two options: make progress or make excuses.

April 26- Sometimes the right path is not the easiest one.

April 25- Grandmas hold our tiny hands for just a little while, but our hearts forever.

April 24- “No” is a perfect sentence that needs no justification.

April 23- Saltwater cures all wounds.

April 22- And I think to myself, what a wonderful world.

April 21- We all have chapters we would rather have unpublished.

April 20- Hey little fighter, soon things will be brighter.

April 19- you are capable of more than you know.

April 18- Don’t call it a dream. Call it a plan.

April 17- Honor the space between no longer and not yet.

April 16- How lovely to think that no one need wait a moment. We can start now, start slowly changing the world.

April 15- Trying to decide if I should be a warning or an example to others today.

April 14- Somewhere between raising hell and amazing grace is a place I keep finding myself.

April 13- Dream.

April 12- Until God opens the next door, praise Him in the hallway.

April 11- You know the future is really happening when you start feeling scared.

April 10- Country roads, take me home.

April 9- A house divided against itself cannot stand.

April 8- Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.

April 7- Leadership is a journey, not a destination.

April 6- And then I realized adventure was the best way to learn.

April 5- He is not here for He has risen. Happy Easter!

April 4- Earth’s saddest day and gladdest day were just three days apart.

April 3- On the day we call ‘Good Friday,’ we celebrate the most unjust act of suffering and the most sacred act of love in all of history.

April 2- Why wish upon a star when you can pray to the one who created it?

April 1- You grow up the day you have your first real laugh at yourself.

March 31- I have a hero. I call him Grandpa.

March 30- Do me a favor and be honest with me. That’s all.

March 29- Hosanna in the highest.

March 28- When I need inspiration, I look to nature…or Pinterest.

March 27- You know it’s been a good day, when I didn’t have to unleash the flying monkeys.

March 26- Lazy is such an ugly word. I prefer the term “selective participation.”

March 25- It’s okay to be a glowstick; sometimes we need to break before we shine.

March 24- Make time for yourself.

March 23- I learn something new everyday and forget five other things.

March 22- When I was younger, I used to admire intelligent people. As I grow older, I admire kind people.

March 21- Will this matter in a year?

March 20- Blue skies are calling, so get yourself outside.

March 19- I love those random memories that make me smile, no matter what is going on in my life.

March 18- I wonder how many people don’t get the one they want, but end up with the one they’re supposed to be with.

March 17- May your troubles be less, your blessings be more, and nothing, but happiness come through your door.

March 16- You can choose to live in the front row or the third row.

March 15- Make time for yourself.

March 14- Promise me one thing, take a lot of pictures. Because you’ll only regret the ones you didn’t take.

March 13- It’s everybody’s duty to give the world a reason to dance.

March 12- Look in the mirror, that’s your competition.

March 11- I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.

March 10- Die with memories, not dreams.

March 9- Whatever you are, be a good one.

March 8- Wings to show you what you can become; roots to remind you where you’re from.

March 7- Side by side or miles apart, sisters will always be connected by the heart.

March 6- Be different, stand out, and work your butt off.

March 5- All that I hope to be, I owe to my mother.

March 4- Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway.

March 3- Never ever, ever get rid of the desire to climb a tree or run through the sprinklers.

March 2- When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.

March 1- It’s better to be late, than to arrive ugly.

Feb 28- Have a little faith and if that doesn’t work, have a lot of mimosas.

Feb 27- A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.

Feb 26- If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.

Feb 25- Count the memories, not the calories.

Feb 24- I love the person I’ve become, because I fought to become her.

Feb 23- It is impossible to govern a nation without God and the Bible.

Feb 22- What if I fall? Oh my darling, what if you fly?

Feb 21- She believed she could, so she did.

Feb 20- Faith is holding on tight when the going gets windy.

Feb 19- Do it now. Sometimes “later” becomes “never.”

Feb 18- Being a leader isn’t about you. It’s about the people that are on your team and how you can help them be successful.

Feb 17- Strong women don’t pay victim, don’t make themselves look pitiful, don’t point fingers. They stand and they deal.

Feb 16- Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.

Feb 15- Tell me and I’ll forget. Show me and I may remember. Involve me and I learn.

Feb 14- In all things, love.

Feb 13- Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

Feb 12- Discipline is choosing between what you want now and what you want most.

Feb 11- Wishing you a magnolia morning and a sweet tea afternoon.

Feb 10-There’s always hope.

Feb 9- Invest in yourself. Invest in your education. Invest in your success.

Feb 8- Learn to be alone and to like it. There is nothing more freeing and empowering.

Feb 7- How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.

Feb 6- Love isn’t a state of perfect caring. It is an active noun, like struggle. To love someone is to strive to accept them as is.

Feb 5- I think any time you stop to be grateful for something, it impacts your mood.

Feb 4- Everyday above ground is a good day.

Feb 3- Our family will survive, because of the strength we give to one another.

Feb 2- It’s ok to fear. Fear means you have something worth fighting for.

Feb 1- My memoir will be titled “She tried to be on time.”

Jan 31- Best to take care of hard business early.

Jan 30- Just smile and wave.

Jan 29- Life is better in flip-flops.

Jan 28- Real women do the best they can and don’t apologize for what they can’t.

Jan 27- The meaning of life? That’s simple. Try to be happy, try to help someone, and hope to fall in love.

Jan 26- There is nothing to fear.

Jan 25- There’s hard work, then there’s heart work.

Jan 24- Know people do care about you.

Jan 23- A community working together for a cause is a blessing.

Jan 22- Family and friends are some of God’s greatest blessings.

Jan 21- All you need is love and a dog.

Jan 20- One person can make a difference.

Jan 19- Be the change in this world.

Jan 18- Reach for the stars.

Jan 17- This is your time.

Jan 16- Gain respect from others.

Jan 15- Work for a cause, not applause.

Jan 14- Do what’s given to you.

Jan 13- Never, ever forget where you come from.

Jan 12- Aim high and don’t be afraid to fall.

Jan 11-Plan ahead when possible. It makes things a lot easier.

Jan 10- Jesus will always love you for just being you.

Jan 9- Look around, God’s beauty is everywhere.

Jan 8- Give thanks for your many blessings.

Jan 7- Take one day at a time.

Jan 6- You will be okay

Jan 5- It’s not what happens to you, it’s how you respond to it.

Jan 4- God provides.

Jan 3- Listen to your critics and grow from them.

Jan 2- You are enough.


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