Daily Positive Quote, May 1st, 2021

One day or day one. You decide.

—Paulo Coelho

Today’s Affirmation: I am working on my goals and dreams, consistently.

Journal Prompt: Is there something that you have really wanted to do, but you have put on a “someday/maybe” pile? Is there a small step you could take today that could bring you closer to that experience?

Related Article: Daily Positive Motivational Quotes For April 2021

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Daily Positive Quote, May 2nd, 2021

Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong. —Mandy Hale

Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong.

—Mandy Hale

Today’s Affirmation: I release any attachment that no longer serves me.

Journal Prompt: What toxic or non-pleasant situation have you allowed yourself to be stuck in, simply because it feels better than to do the really uncomfortable and break free? Are you allowing it to hold you back, even though deep down you know, that change would bring about a better life? Are there any action steps you can take in the near future to free yourself? What are you holding onto for? What is your reward for staying stuck?

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Daily Positive Quote, May 3rd, 2021

The struggle you’re facing is a test to see if you’re truly committed to the life you say you want - Author Unknown

The struggle you’re facing is a test to see if you’re truly committed to the life you say you want – Author Unknown

Today’s Affirmation: I am open and committed to making necessary changes.

Journal Prompt: What will your life look like in 5 years, if you make the necessary changes, to grow and become a better version of yourself? What would it look like if you did not make these changes? Which sounds better to you?

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Daily Positive Quote, May 4th, 2021

When a flower doesn’t bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower. —Alexander den Heijer

When a flower doesn’t bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower. —Alexander den Heijer

Today’s Affirmation: I take loving, gentle actions toward a better tomorrow

Journal Prompt: Do you love and accept yourself, just as you are right now? If not, why not? If there is something that you need to forgive yourself for, make the first step today, by journaling about it in detail.

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Daily Positive Quote, May 5th, 2021

If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, then, you are an excellent leader. —Dolly Parton

If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, then, you are an excellent leader. —Dolly Parton

Today’s Affirmation: I set a good example, by being the best version of myself

Journal Prompt: What traits do you think a leader should have? Do you have some of those traits? Could you cultivate some of them? What changes would you have to make to incorporate these traits in you?

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Daily Positive Quote, May 6th, 2021

Don’t wait for someone to bring you flowers. Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul. —Mario Quintana

Don’t wait for someone to bring you flowers. Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul. —Mario Quintana

Today’s Affirmation: I take full responsibility for my own happiness.

Journal Prompt: Do you think it is the responsibility of yourself or others to make you happy? Are you being fair to people in your life, by handing over a responsibility that should actually be your own? What can you do today, that would make you happier, and find more joy in your life?

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Daily Positive Quote, May 7th, 2021

If you want to be happy, you have to be happy on purpose. When you wake up, you can’t just wait to see what kind of day you’ll have. You have to decide what kind of day you’ll have. —Joel Osteen

If you want to be happy, you have to be happy on purpose. When you wake up, you can’t just wait to see what kind of day you’ll have. You have to decide what kind of day you’ll have. —Joel Osteen

Today’s Affirmation: I set a clear intention for every day

Journal Prompt: What do you think, when you hear that happiness is a choice? Do you believe that to be true, or not? If not, why not?

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Daily Positive Quote, May 8th, 2021

Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you’d have preferred to talk. —Doug Larson

Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you’d have preferred to talk.

—Doug Larson

Today’s Affirmations: I listen attentively and with an open heart.

Journal Prompt: Do you consider yourself a good listener? How can you try to improve your listening skills today? What does being a good listener mean to you? How does it make you feel when someone is listening to you attentively?

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Daily Positive Quote, May 9th, 2021

Don’t be surprised how quickly the universe moves once you’ve decided. - Author Unknown

Don’t be surprised how quickly the universe moves once you’ve decided.

– Author Unknown

Today’s Affirmation: I confidently follow my passions

Journal Prompt: How clearly have you defined your passions and goals? Do you know why you want to achieve them? Are those goals aligned with your values? What beliefs would you have to adapt to achieve them?


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Daily Positive Quote, May 10th, 2021

In optimism there is magic. In pessimism there is nothing. —Esther Hicks

In optimism there is magic. In pessimism there is nothing. —Esther Hicks

Today’s Affirmation: I actively look for things that make me feel joyful and positive.

Journal Prompt: Are you a positive person? What do you do to cultivate a positive outlook in life? Do you have time set aside in your schedule just for you, to recharge, and spent time with things that you love? If not, why not? How could you make time to recharge, so that you can stay a positive person?

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Daily Positive Quote, May 11th, 2021

The beginning is the most important part of the work. —Plato

The beginning is the most important part of the work. —Plato

Today’s Affirmation: I take time to work on my goals every day.

Journal Prompt: What is holding you back from taking the first steps toward achieving your goals? What can you learn today, or plan today, that brings you one step closer toward what you want to achieve? What fears do you need to overcome to take the first step?

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Daily Positive Quote, May 15th, 2021

Action is the antidote to despair. —Joan Baez

Today’s Affirmation: I do not allow distractions to impede my progress

Journal Prompt: What obstacles are you working through right now that make you afraid? Could you break this obstacle down into tiny action steps, so that you can get unstuck? Brainstorm small actions that you could take over the next few weeks and months, that would help you feel more confident and secure, and calm your fears.

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Daily Positive Quote, May 13th, 2021

Sometimes renewal comes in surrender. —Rob Bell

Sometimes renewal comes in surrender. —Rob Bell

Today’s Affirmation: I let go of the need to control everything.

Journal Prompt: What is truly within your circle of control? Are you trying to control the responses or actions of others? How do you react when you reach situations that are outside of your control? How does that make you feel? Do you really need to control every aspect of every situation?

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Daily Positive Quote, May 14th, 2021

There are moments that mark your life. Moments, when you realize nothing will ever be the same and time, is divided into two parts—before this and after this. —John Hobbes

There are moments that mark your life. Moments, when you realize nothing will ever be the same and time, is divided into two parts—before this and after this. —John Hobbes

Today’s Affirmation: I recognize that I am stronger now, because of the struggles of the past

Journal Prompt: Which past situations have you overcome, that you did not think you could overcome? What did you learn from those situations? What did you gain from them? Did they change your perspective?

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Daily Positive Quote, May 15th, 2021

Be grateful for the tiny details of your life and make room for unexpected and beautiful blessings. —Henry Van Dyke

Be grateful for the tiny details of your life and make room for unexpected and beautiful blessings. —Henry Van Dyke

Today’s Affirmation: I love and appreciate the details of life

Journal Prompt: What kind of things do you put on your gratitude list? Have you included the seemingly small things that we overlook at times, like running water, or the ability of your heart to beat regularly, while you are sleeping? Look over your gratitude list from the last few weeks, and see if there is a pattern of what you put on those lists, and see if you can try to notice other small aspects of your life from the perspective of gratitude and appreciation.

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Daily Positive Quote, May 16th, 2021

Your mind knows only some things. Your inner voice, your inner instinct knows everything. If you listen to what you know instinctively, it will always lead you down the right path. —Henry Winkler

Your mind knows only some things. Your inner voice, your inner instinct knows everything. If you listen to what you know instinctively, it will always lead you down the right path. —Henry Winkler

Today’s Affirmation: I am open to being guided by the Universe

Journal Prompt: Do you believe in divine guidance and intuition? Have you ever felt guided to do, or not to do something? What was that experience like? Write about the times you felt an intuitive impulse and what happened.

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Daily Positive Quotes, May 17th, 2021

Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs. —Farrah Gray

Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs. —Farrah Gray

Today’s Affirmation: I am worthy to pursue my goals and dreams

Journal Prompt: Are you actively working on your dreams and goals every day? If not, what is holding you back? Are these things within your control, or outside of your control? How can you take control and begin working on your dreams, even in small ways this week?

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Daily Positive Quote, May 18th, 2021

The price one pays for pursuing any profession or calling is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side. —James Baldwin

The price one pays for pursuing any profession or calling is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side. —James Baldwin

Today’s Affirmation: I am open to learning from all of my experiences

Journal Prompt: Does your job or calling have a side to it that could be viewed as negative to some people? How do you view these aspects? What different viewpoint do you hold as someone who is within the circle of knowing, rather than watching from the outside? How has your perspective changed?

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Daily Positive Quote, May 19th, 2021

We don't understand life any better at forty than at twenty, but by then we realize it and admit it. —Jules Renard

We don’t understand life any better at forty than at twenty, but by then we realize it and admit it. —Jules Renard

Today’s Affirmation: I allow myself to change and grow with every season.

Journal Prompt: How has your perspective on life changed over the last few years? Do you look at yourself differently? Do you look at others differently? Do you think that this growth and change in viewpoint was positive or negative?

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Daily Positive Quote, May 20th, 2021

You show me anyone who's lived to over seventy, and you show me a fighter—someone who's got the will to live. —Agatha Christie

You show me anyone who’s lived to over seventy, and you show me a fighter—someone who’s got the will to live. —Agatha Christie

Today’s Affirmation: Every day in every way, I am growing stronger and stronger.

Journal Prompt: Age is not the only way one grows stronger and wiser. Which life experiences have pushed you to grow beyond what you thought you were capable of? How do those “newly acquired” strengths benefit you now?

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Daily Positive Quote, May 21st, 2021

Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you're alive, it isn't. —Richard Bach

Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you’re alive, it isn’t. —Richard Bach

Today’s Affirmation: I cherish every day of my life as the gift that it is

Journal Prompt: What do you think is your mission in life? Do you believe that your mission is given by a Higher Power or something that you choose? Do you think that a mission is like a vow, that you can not abandon (or at least should not) or are missions temporary and not fixed, like goals and dreams? Explore!

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Daily Positive Quote, May 22nd, 2021

Don't be afraid of death so much as an inadequate life. —Bertolt Brecht

Don’t be afraid of death so much as an inadequate life. —Bertolt Brecht

Today’s Affirmation: I embrace every day with love and joy.

Journal Prompt: Is there something that you would regret not having done if your life ended today? Are there musts on your list, but you keep pushing off to another time, or when things are “different” or “better”? Which one of these things could you start working on, and put a plan into place – schedule tasks, call people who can help you achieve these goals or something else that can bring you closer toward achieving that?

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Daily Positive Quote, May 23rd, 2021

You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life. —Albert Camus

You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life. —Albert Camus

Today’s Affirmation: I seek joy in every moment.

Journal Prompt: How can you infuse joy into the things that you are already doing every day? What gifts can you find the little things that are going on in your life every day? What can you do to make a point to take more notice of these little things?

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Daily Positive Quote, May 24th, 2021

You can do anything in this world if you are prepared to take the consequences. —W. Somerset Maugham

You can do anything in this world if you are prepared to take the consequences. —W. Somerset Maugham

Today’s Affirmation: I make time to rest in silence and solitude

Journal Prompt: When is the last time you took time for silence and solitude – deliberately? How can you make space in your daily life to slow down just for a moment or two, to be alone and quiet, to make space for peace and rest to find you, and renew you? Do you feel any resistance to doing so? Dive deep into that resistance, and find out why.

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Daily Positive Quote, May 25th, 2021

Trust only movement. Life happens at the level of events, not of words. Trust movement. —Alfred Adler

Trust only movement. Life happens at the level of events, not of words. Trust movement. —Alfred Adler

Today’s Affirmation: I acknowledge the progress that I make every day.

Journal Prompt: How much progress have you made during the last few days and weeks in regards to your self-care, your passions, and in connecting with what brings you joy? Note every aspect of this progress, and make space to feel proud of yourself!

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Daily Positive Quote, May 26th, 2021

A multitude of small delights constitutes happiness. —Charles Baudelaire

A multitude of small delights constitutes happiness. —Charles Baudelaire

Today’s Affirmation: Joy is my natural state of being.

Journal Prompt: Have you made space in your day today to feel content? What do you feel when you hear that being or finding joy is a choice you make every single day?

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Daily Positive Quote, May 27th, 2021

whatever you consistently think about yourself becomes your reality. The Miracle Equation Hal Elrod

 

…whatever you consistently think about yourself becomes your reality. The Miracle Equation Hal Elrod

Today’s Affirmation: I choose what I believe about myself wisely

Journal Prompt: What labels are you giving yourself? Are they carefully chosen, or where you handed them from outside pressures, social norms, and expectations? Do they still suit you? What labels would you give yourself if no one had any influence over them?

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Daily Positive Quote, May 28th, 2021

Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful day of your life. —Mark Twain

Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful day of your life. —Mark Twain

Today’s Affirmation: Today, I choose joy.

Journal Prompt: How do you actively choose to be joyful daily? Do you have routines that you stick to, that make you happy? How could you add more of those types of routines into your life, so that you can increase your joy?

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Daily Positive Quote, May 29th, 2021

In a matter of moments, prayer can alter your vibration, lift your heart, and lighten your load Lotus and the Lily Janet Conner

In a matter of moments, prayer can alter your vibration, lift your heart, and lighten your load  – Lotus and the Lily Janet Conner

Today’s Affirmation: I allow myself to be supported.

Journal Prompt: Do you ask for help when you need it? Does asking for help make you feel uncomfortable? What does asking for help feel like for you? In which ways do you ask for help, and to whom do you usually reach out?

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Daily Positive Quote, May 30th, 2021

Don’t take yourself seriously. We are here today, we are gone tomorrow, so enjoy every moment of your existence. —Deepak Chopra

Don’t take yourself seriously. We are here today, we are gone tomorrow, so enjoy every moment of your existence. —Deepak Chopra

Today’s Affirmation: I find fun and joy in every aspect of my life

Journal Prompt: Do you make space in your daily life to connect with the beauty surrounding you, the gifts you have, and the experiences that you are involved in? How could you make sure that you notice them more clearly and deeply?

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Daily Positive Quote, May 31st, 2021

Let me keep my distance, always, from those who think they have the answers. Let me keep company always with those who say “Look!” and laugh in astonishment, and bow their heads. —Mary Oliver.

Let me keep my distance, always, from those who think they have the answers. Let me keep company always with those who say “Look!” and laugh in astonishment, and bow their heads. —Mary Oliver.

Today’s Affirmation: I pause to see the wonder of the world around me

Journal Prompt: Are you okay with not knowing the answers to everything? How does not knowing how things happened, or what will happen, or any other uncertainty make you feel? Can you find wonder within uncertainty, or not knowing?

 

 

9 Comments

  1. Thank you for showering me with positivity during the month of May. I always love quotes from Paolo Coelho.

  2. I love the quotes that you share with us. They really are a great way to lift the spirits.

  3. I’m bookmarking this. These quotes are perfect for when life seems to be giving you too much to handle.

  4. This is a site that I feel more people need to visit every day. Positive affirmation is a necessity and so many people do not receive it. Thank you for this!

  5. These are great quotes! I really like the one about the struggle being a test to see if you really want it (paraphrasing of course). That really struck a chord with me. Thanks for sharing!

  6. I am a new fan of yours. I am happy I came across your blog. All these quotes are so inspiring and it made me think of how I am living my life.

  7. Much needed today. I’m so unmotivated but with so much to do.

  8. I love the don’t wait for someone to bring you flowers one. That resonated with my soul!

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