There’s a reason to smile every day.
By Megan Glosson
September 13, also known as “Positive Thinking Day,” provides us time each year to immerse ourselves into all things positive within our mind. American entrepreneur, psychologist, and life coach Dr. Kristen Harrell started this day in 2003.
Studies have shown that being happy and optimistic can prolong your life, help better manage stress, lower risk of cardiovascular disease, and even help your body stay healthy throughout the year.
So, in the spirit of building healthy minds, bodies, and souls, here is a list of 25 quotes to help you reflect on what a positive mindset may look like and what it could do for your life.
1. Use your mind for good.
“The mind is everything. What you think, you become.”—Buddha
2. A Helen Keller quote to remind you to keep looking towards the future.
“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.”—Helen Keller
3. Walt Disney quotes are always relatable.
“All our dreams can come true… if we have the courage to pursue them.”—Walt Disney
4. Fall down two times, stand up three.
“It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.”—Vince Lombardi
5. Don’t be afraid of the road less traveled by.
“Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.”—Zig Ziglar
6. Good vibes only.
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”—Martin Luther King, Jr.
7. Always believe.
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”—Eleanor Roosevelt
8. Don’t be afraid to stand out.
“Be bold or italic… never regular.”
9. Mistakes are good for you.
“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”—Albert Einstein
10. Look for the good in every day.
“Every day may not be good… but there’s something good in every day.”—Alice Morse Earle
11. Choose optimism.
“Pessimism never won any battle.”—Dwight D. Eisenhower
12. You are your own best motivator.
“The biggest source of motivation [are] your own thoughts, so think big and motivate yourself to win.”
13. Take every day one step at a time.
“It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.”—Muhammad Ali
14. You’re an artist!
“Make each day your masterpiece.”—John Wooden
15. Change starts with you.
“If you don’t like something, change it; …