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PEARLS: a little wisdom on the go


Have you ever needed a word of encouragement to power through when you feel like you're hitting a wall? How about some inspiration to remind you to keep the faith? Ever wanted a little motivational boost when the gas in your "I can do this" runs low?


My answer is a swift, 100% YES.


And if you are experiencing one of those moments right now, I invite you to dive into a little wisdom on the go. I call them Pearls.


Pearls are a few of my favorite quotes/expressions, given from various amazing women, that have blessed me in times when I needed a touch of energy or to feel a hug with words.


As a Mid-Century Woman transitioning through many phases, feelings, and circumstances of life, others often expect us to have seen it all, done it all, and certainly, not to be phased by it all. But even with the many experiences of life we bring to the table, we still need words of wisdom, encouragement, counsel, and admiration to keep us going strong.


The Pearls compiled below touch on various subjects like love, inspiration, encouragement, following your passion, motivation, being fearless, aging excellently, and many more. I hope through these quotes, you will find the right word to bless you with whatever wisdom you may need.


ENJOY!

PEARLS: a little wisdom on the go


“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” —Maya Angelou

“Your passions will grow as you continue to grow, so remember, it’s never too late to reinvent yourself or pursue the latest things that make you light up.” Kathryn Budig


“Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life because you become what you believe.” —Oprah Winfrey


"Stop living in the definition of happiness that others have for you and have the courage to define it for yourself." —Lola Sofi'


“I want to be in the arena. I want to be brave with my life. And when we make the choice to dare greatly, we sign up to get our asses kicked. We can choose courage or we can choose comfort, but we can’t have both. Not at the same time.”— Brene Brown


“I choose to make the rest of my life the best of my life.” – Louise Hay

“People think my life has been tough, but I think it has been a wonderful journey. The older you get, the more you realize it’s not what happens, but how you deal with it.”—Tina Turner


“If you don’t like the road you`re walking, start paving another one.” – Dolly Parton


“Far too many people are looking for the right person, instead of trying to BE the right person.” – Gloria Steinem


“The way I see it, every year can be a brand new journey. Think about it: You get one chance to be 25, 38, 44, 61 and every age before and between. Why wouldn’t you want to experience all the wonder in each step on your path?” Oprah Winfrey


“Leap, and the net will appear.” – Julia Cameron

“For me, becoming isn’t about arriving somewhere or achieving a certain aim. I see it instead as forward motion, a means of evolving, a way to reach continuously toward a better self. The journey doesn’t end.” —Michelle Obama


“You can be pitiful, or you can be powerful, but you can't be both.”Joyce Meyer


“If you surrendered to the air, you could ride it.” —Toni Morrison


"A wounded healer can only do but so much."— Sonya Love


“The only way to get what you really want is to let go of what you don't want.” ― Iyanla Vanzant

“We need women who are so strong they can be gentle, so educated they can be humble, so fierce they can be compassionate, so passionate they can be rational, and so disciplined they can be free.” —Kavita Ramdas.


“I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.” —Maya Angelou


"Some people in your life are not assets; they're just asses. Know the difference and cut the cord." —Lola Sofi'


“Decide whether or not the goal is worth the risks involved. If it is, stop worrying." —Amelia Earhart.


“Champions keep playing until they get it right.” —Billy Jean King

“I'd rather regret the things I have done than regret the things I haven't done."Lucille Ball


"I've had some wonderful love affairs and some that didn't work out. I don't want to dwell on that and I don't want to put people down, but I think all the fabulous places I've been, the wonderful things that have happened for me, the great people I've met - that ought to make a story." –Ella Fitzgerald


“It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary.”- Mandy Hale


“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” – Maya Angelou


“Everything you want to be, you already are. You’re simply on the path to discovering it.” – Alicia Keys


“Don’t settle for average. Bring your best to the moment. Then, whether it fails or succeeds, at least you know you gave all you had. We need to live the best that’s in us.” – Angela Bassett






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