It can be really easy to get so involved in the hustle and bustle of daily life that we forget to stop and just enjoy the beauty of it all— and, sometimes, to remember what is truly important.
Stress, work, to-do lists can take a toll. The American Psychological Association reports 75% of adults experience moderate to high stress every month and it leads to health problems like lack of sleep, high blood pressure and even depression. By finding ways to appreciate the good in everyday life, you can reduce your stress levels and protect your health in the process.
Remembering what is important
Sometimes just taking a few seconds of your busy day to refocus on the good that is happening all around you can give you a fresh perspective on life and encourage you to refocus on what is really important — family, friends and everyday happiness.
It’s critical to take a breath, not just for you, but for our children. What are we teaching them about what is important? From whom do you want them to model their lives?
Inspiration from others
Take a look at these inspirational quotes on savoring life’s moments (bookmark them, print them out, memorize them!) for the times you need that extra reminder to appreciate what is right in front of you.
“ The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace.”
– Carlos Santana
“I do believe that every person has an equal opportunity to be a good and wise judge, regardless of their background or life experiences.”
– Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor
“Never let anyone tell you who you are. Be yourself.”
— Richard Montañez, PepsiCo
“You can put things off until tomorrow but tomorrow may never come.”
— Gloria Estefan
“He who awaits much can expect little.”
— Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Quotes such as these may make a real impact on the next generation:
What are some quotes that you hope will inspire your kids?