15 Quotes To Help You Appreciate Your Parents When You Have To Move Back Home After College

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College life is over… welcome back home?

After spending four long (or maybe short) years at college having the time of your life, getting to do whatever you want and staying up late, reality hits you like a ton of bricks. Unless you were lucky enough to get a job immediately after you graduate, you’re most likely broke and have very little in the way of future prospects. With nowhere to go, you have to move back home…with your parents.

Cue the daily sighs.

It’s so deflating having to move back home. You have to go back to being stuck in one room instead of having a whole apartment or house to yourself. You can’t make food at two in the morning and you certainly aren’t going to be partying a whole lot anymore. Stripped of your freedom, you’re left to simply wait until you finally get the opportunity to leave.

If you can relate to this, you know exactly what I’m talking about. There are very few people who actually want to live with their parents once they’re an adult. And once you get a taste of being on your own, you never want to go back.

It can be a pretty less-than-ideal situation, but there are ways to make it better. You can try just having basic conversations with your parents about your day or offer to help around the house. Little things can help to keep the harmony at home, which is what you should aim for. Constantly fighting with your parents after moving back in isn’t going to help anyone.

Of course, things like that are sometimes easier said than done, especially if your home life was already rocky. If actions also aren’t really your thing, maybe try words. While going back home isn’t really ideal, a parent and their child should still do their best to have a functional relationship. So, here are the words of others with wise quotes about going home again after college that will hopefully help you cope with living at home again after college.

1. First, you never know when your parents will be gone.

“I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life.” –Maya Angelou

2. We learn a lot from them, even when we’re older.

“Our parents can show us a lot of things: they can show us

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25 Tough Love Quotes To Get You Through Anything Life Throws At You

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We are all in need of a little tough love sometimes.

We all need a bit of tough love.

Whether it is coming from your best friend who is worried about your current relationship, or your boss who is concerned about your work performance. Sometimes tough love is the push we need to get our butts into gear and take back control of our lives.

A lot of the time, we think of tough love as a negative thing – who wants someone they’re super close to telling them that they need to do better?

Instead of viewing tough love and criticism as a bad thing, look at it as an eye opener.

The people you surround yourself with and that love you the most feel that your life is slipping away and want to help you realize it before it is too late.

Tough love forces us to take responsibility for our actions; it can literally save lives when it comes to those suffering from addiction issues or mental health problems. Tough love can also help us with simple, daily tasks that we are just too lazy to get done. When your mom tells you she isn’t letting you go out for the night wtih your friends until you clean your room and finish your homework, that is tough love!

We all need it from time to time. Your best friends and family will be the ones throwing tough love your way and it is important to take it to heart – unless you really don’t agree, then it is time for a sit down chat about how you all feel.

Regardless of the tough love you receive, here are 25 tough love quotes about how important being tough with the people we love is and the humor that can surround it sometimes. There are also some quotes thrown in there that maybe you need to hear right now. If there isn’t a person in your life giving you the tough love you need, consider me that person now!

We have all either been the person receiving or giving the tough love, right?

1. Receiving tough love is never easy, especially when you know the person is right

“I’m not telling you it is going to be easy, I’m telling you it is going to be worth it” Unknown

2. And ain’t that the truth

“Tough love may

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26 Strength Quotes For Women Who Need An Encouraging Daily Bible Verse

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To being strong inside and out!

Do you love having a daily Bible verse to read? When you pick a quote about strength it doesn’t hurt to think it comes as a little blessing from God.

As a young teenager, I remember opening my Bible and closing my eyes as I let the pages sift through my fingers. I’d drop it flat on the table and put my finger down on the page hoping that the daily inspiration I received would be picked by change.

So many times a verse I memorized as a child became manna for the future. Like little ticking time bombs, a word would finally make sense years later.

One time, while in the hospital delivering my 3rd child too early than I was supposed to, I was terrified about my heath and feared death. I remembered my grandmother loved Proverbs 23, and so I meditated on each phrase until my son was born.

How amazing those words became to me. I had never appreciated a single verse from that chapter, I suppose because I didn’t have to. Yet, during my time of need, the same chapter that my grandmother prayed each day became my mantra during the darkest night.

Bible verses about strength are inspiring for busy women, Christian or not.

From losing a friendship to gaining weight, sometimes things happen in life that just plain should not. It’s nothing you did.

It’s nothing you didn’t do which can zap your energy just trying to fix a problem you didn’t create. 

And if you did, it’s ever harder dealing with the fear and guilt of it all.

But when unexpected and expected change does happen, there’s this tiny emotional alarm that goes off inside and asks, “What could I have done differently? How could I have prevented this from happening?”

The intuitive nature of a woman drives her to think things over — and then think them over some more.

Doing so brings many blessings, along with an awareness of a few dangers. Looking inside can teach us important lessons, but staring into an abyss of regret ruins lives.

And it’s especially hard to look inside for answers when it seems there simply may not be any to find, or when those we find just don’t make any sense. 

Rehashing different scenarios can foster a sense of fear when what a woman really wants is …

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shayarisms4lovers June18 283 - 21 Encouraging & Uplifting Quotes To Get You Back On Your Feet When You've Hit Rock Bottom

21 Encouraging & Uplifting Quotes To Get You Back On Your Feet When You’ve Hit Rock Bottom

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Wipe off the dirt and start climbing.

Hitting rock bottom is one of the hardest things for me to describe. Our own “hitting rock bottom” moments are things we all tend to talk about a lot because they’re what shape us into the people we become.

So I entertain this idea of rock bottom in my mind, trying to put into words exactly how being at rock bottom feels. The best definition I’ve been able to think of is just this: You know it when you feel it. 

It’s the feeling you get when things are going wrong all around you, and life feels chaotic — even hopeless. You’re losing drive, motivation and the ability to think clearly. 

To me, hitting rock bottom kind of feels like a roller coaster you can’t get off of. Of course, to make things worse, the roller coaster is underwater, so it’s really only a matter of time before you can’t hold your breath any longer. You drown under the pressure. In short, it sucks. 

The real question, though, is how do you take those feelings and channel them into something positive? How do you build yourself back up from rock bottom? How do you make it back to the surface? 

Even starting to think about these things feels overwhelming when you’re there. So here are 21 uplifting quotes to prove to you that life after reaching rock bottom really is possible. 

1. You will get through this and be stronger for it.

“When you have hit rock bottom and survived, there are very few things that can scare you.”  — Unknown

2. You will rebuild.

Never be afraid to fall apart. It represents an opportunity to rebuild yourself the way you wished you’d been all along.” — ​Rae Smith

3. Rock bottom? More like rock solid. 

“Bottom became the solid foundation on which I built my life.” — JK Rowling

4. Find comfort in the people around you.

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”– Mother Teresa

5. This isn’t your forever.

“Hitting rock bottom doesn’t mean you have to stay there.”  — Michelle Parsons

6. Find your paradox.

“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.” – Mother Teresa

7. You will grow from this.

“Strength

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40 Words Of Encouragement To Help You Get Through Even The Toughest Days

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You can do this.

At one point or another in life, everyone reaches a point where everything becomes a little too much and it seems impossible to go on. You become lost in the haze of bad days and sleepless nights. You struggle to remember who you were before the event that changed you for the worse and even after the dust settles, you don’t know if you’ll ever be as happy as you were before it happened.

With each bad thing that life throws at you, you think to yourself “at least this is as bad as it’s ever going to get.” But flash forward a few days, weeks, months, or years and life throws you an even bigger curveball.

While you may feel the urge to punch a wall or scream into the void, you have no choice but to make it through. It’s unfair and the world is a cruel place but there’s comfort in the fact that you’re not alone. It’s a part of life and we must learn to overcome the struggles we face over the years.


Everyone has their specialties when comforting friends. Some are listeners; they can empathize and react in a way that shows they care. Others are talkers; they can say exactly what the person needs to hear. It takes a special someone to be both.

But where someone struggles to find the right words, another has already said them. Where one struggles to understand what someone is going through, another has gone through it themselves.

Words of encouragement are not only for the struggling; they are also for the successful. Everyone reaches a point where they need to be humbled or they need to remember where they came from. Here is how you help them, and yourself: by looking back at those who have felt the same profound sadness or confusion that you have. These people have been put down and defeated but they are still here, even if only through their words, to tell the tale. They made it, and so will you.


So when you feel like life is too much and need some inspiration to go on, look to these 40 quotes of encouragement to get you through even the toughest days.


1. Make the most out of what you have.

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”

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40 Pick-Me-Up Quotes For When You Feel Like You’re About To Give Up

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Keep pushing, the best is yet to come.

Do you remember a time when you were studying for a test and after hours of staring at your notes the material still wouldn’t stick? Remember a time when you were searching for a job and after months of applying you still hadn’t heard back from anyone?

Remember a time when you were trying to work out and become healthier, but you weren’t seeing the results?

Well you aren’t alone. We’ve all experienced moments when nothing seems to go right.


It seems like you’ve been working tirelessly for no reason. You began to get frustrated as time goes by and you feel like you still aren’t nearly where you want to be. You think to yourself, “why am I still trying?”

Then the thought of quitting pops into your head. How much easier would your life be if you just stopped putting so much time and energy into things that never seem to work out anyway.

I’m here to tell you that this is the moment when you need to push even harder.


It is so easy to give up, but the true test of a person is shown when they continue to fight even when the odds aren’t in their favor.

You are stronger than you realize, and the obstacles you are facing won’t last forever. Remind yourself of why you started your journey in the first place and why it is important for you to finish.

Perhaps you have people counting on you to succeed, or maybe you are just trying to prove to yourself that you are capable of reaching your dreams. Whatever you need to tell yourself to keep you motivated and pushing forward say it.

Listed below are some of our picks of the best inspiring quotes to remind you of why you should never give up on yourself or your goals and dreams.


1. Your breakthrough is coming sooner than you think.

The moment you’re ready to quit is usually the moment right before a miracle happens. Don’t give up.“—Unknown


2. Consistency is key.

Just keep going. Be patient. Results take time, but if you’re consistent they will come.“—Unknown


3. Count on the fact that you can always turn to your back up plan.

If “plan A” didn’t work, the alphabet has 25 more letters! Stay cool.”—Unknown


4. You’ll be

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40 Best Encouraging Quotes To Pick You Up When You’re Feeling Down And Depressed

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It’s hard to stay positive and motivated when life gets you down.

We all need encouragement from time to time. Whether it is a bad day at school or work or just relationship troubles, life will get us down.

This is where the power of words comes in. During times of doubt or struggle, we might want to seek out words of wisdom from those around us. More often than not, certain authors and philosophers say things that resonate more than words from a friend.

These people have either lived in the past or are still in the present; however, one thing that they all have in common is their wonderful life experiences, which makes it easier for them to come up with encouraging words.


They have seen it all at times and can put their thoughts on paper better than the average Joe. They write because they want to impart their knowledge to us so that we do not feel so alone in our worries.

Sometimes, their words are meant to guide us out of some maze and help us live in the best way possible. Other times, they challenge us and encourage us to leave our comfort zones so that we can become better versions of ourselves.

Whatever their words end up doing, they never fall short when it comes to encouraging us. For those who need a dose of positivity and motivation, keep reading. Below are 40 profound quotes of encouragement from famous authors, philosophers and motivational speakers to for when life gets tough.


1. It gets easier once you have started.

“The scariest moment is always just before you start. After that, things can only get better.”  — Stephen King


2. Only you can tell your unique stories.

“Don’t forget – no one else sees the world the way you do, so no one else can tell the stories that you have to tell.” — Charles de Lint


3. We all have flaws; don’t let yours limit you.

“We are all broken, that’s how the light gets in.” —​ Ernest Hemingway


4. Create what you see the world lacks.

“If you don’t see the book you want on the shelf, write it.” —​ Beverly Cleary


5. Don’t be afraid to take risks.

“Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it’s the only way you can do anything really good.” —​ William Faulkner


6.

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25 Motivational Quotes Of Encouragement To Help You Meet Your Goals This Holiday Season

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Reach your goals (and complete your New Year’s resolutions!) this holiday season.

It’s season’s greetings and season’s goal meetings, which is why we need encouraging quotes to keep us motivated throughout the holiday season.

Winter break is coming for a lot of us, and that means the stresses of this semester will begin to melt away and we can finally unwind. The holiday season is a time when we all just want to relax, spend time with family, meet up with old friends, and pig out on big holiday meals and an endless supply of Christmas cookies.


Enjoy the fun times that come along with the holidays, but don’t wait until the new year to start bettering yourself and making a change. Start your New Year’s resolution early!

Take these next few weeks to think about what you’re thankful for and what you want to accomplish. Then, don’t just think about the things you want to accomplish, start making them happen!

Winter break is a perfect time to take on new projects that you’ve been meaning to do. You can even get a head start on your fitness goals before the swarms of people start making their way to the gym in January.

There’s a difference between relaxing a little bit and being full-on lazy. Make use of your time off and reach your goals during the holiday season so you can start off the new year better than ever! Here are 25 empowering quotes to help motivate you during the holidays and through to the New Year.


1. When you want to make an impact.

“You can never leave footprints that last if you are always walking on tiptoe.” — Leymah Gbowee


2. When you need to be reminded that it’s important to keep trying.

“The comeback is always stronger than the setback.” — Unknown


3. When you need a little push.

“Stop wishing start doing.” —​ Unknown


4. Sometimes, confidence is all you need.

“Believe in yourself and you will be unstoppable.” — Unknown


5. When you’re having trouble letting go of doubts.

If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.” — Nora Roberts


6. You have to put in the work to make your dreams a reality.

“I never dreamt of success. I

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