I’ve realized one thing about life; you can never escape pain. but at least you can choose between two kinds of pain: the pain of commitment or the pain of regret.

(via The Love Whisperer )


50 Quotes to Help You Let Go and Live

1. As we grow older and wiser, we begin to realize what we need and what we need to leave behind. Sometimes walking away is a step forward.
2. You will never achieve what you are capable of if you’re too attached to things you’re supposed to let go of.
3. Sometimes there are things in our lives that aren’t meant to stay. Sometimes the changes we don’t want are the changes we need to grow.
4. Growth and change may be painful sometimes, but nothing in life is as painful as staying stuck where you don’t belong.
5. The hardest part about growing is letting go of what you were used to, and moving on with something you’re not.
6. Accept what is, let go of what was and have faith in what could be.
7. Don’t be afraid of change. Change happens for a reason. Roll with it. It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it.
8. It’s usually quite hard to let go and move on, but once you do, you’ll feel free and realize it was the best decision you’ve ever made.
9. Never let your fear decide your future.
10. Fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in your mind. It’s difficult to follow your heart, but it’s a tragedy to let the lies of fear stop you.
11. You can’t always wait for the perfect moment. Sometimes you must let go and dare to do it because life is too short to wonder what could have been.
12. You’re not the same person you were a year ago, a month ago, or a week ago. You’re always growing. Experiences don’t stop. That’s life.
13. One of the most rewarding moments in life is when you finally find the courage to let go of what you can’t change.
14. Never force anything. Give it your best shot, and then let it be. If it’s meant to be, it will be. Don’t hold yourself down with things you can’t control.
15. When you stop expecting people and situations to be perfect, you can start to appreciate them for who and what they are.
16. Live simply. Love generously. Speak truthfully. Breathe deeply. Do your best. Leave everything else to the powers above you.
17. Giving up and moving on are two very different things.
18. Moving on doesn’t mean forgetting, it means you choose happiness over hurt.
19. Giving up doesn’t always mean you’re weak; sometimes it simply means you are strong enough and smart enough to let go and grow.
20. Stop focusing on how stressed you are and remember how blessed you are. It could be so much worse.
21. Whatever is bringing you down, let it GO! You don’t need that negativity in your life. Keep calm and be positive. Good things will happen.
22. Some people cannot stand that you’re moving on with your life and so they will try to drag your past to catch up with you. Do not help them by acknowledging their behavior. Keep moving forward.
23. No matter how you live, someone will be disappointed. So just live your truth and be sure YOU aren’t the one who is disappointed in the end.
24. Love yourself! Forgive yourself! Accept yourself! You are YOU and that’s the beginning and the end – no apologies, no regrets.
25. You are GOOD enough, SMART enough, FINE enough, and STRONG enough. You don’t need other people to validate you; you’re already valuable.
26. One of the most freeing things we learn in life is that we don’t have to like everyone, everyone doesn’t have to like us, and it’s perfectly OK.
27. Try not to take things other people say about you too personally. What they think and say is a reflection of them, not you.
28. If you care too much about what other people think, in a way, you will always be their prisoner.
29. Sometimes we expect more from others because we’d be willing to do that much for them. Keep loving. You’ll learn who’s worth it in the end.
30. Not everyone will appreciate what you do for them. You have to figure out who’s worth your attention and who’s just taking advantage of you.
31. Saying yes to happiness means learning to say no to the people and things that hurt you. Be wise enough to walk away from the negativity.
32. What you allow is what will continue. It’s better to be lonely than allow negative people and their opinions derail you from your destiny.
33. If you feel like your ship is sinking, it might be a good time to throw out the stuff that’s been weighing it down. Let go of people who bring you down, and surround yourself with those who bring out the best in you.
34. Just because someone has been in your life for many years, doesn’t mean there shouldn’t be a point at which you finally decide to let go.
35. One of the most difficult tasks in life is removing someone from your heart.
36. You have to understand that people come and people go. That’s life. Stop holding on to those who have let go of you long ago.
37. Sometimes we don’t forgive people because they deserve it. We forgive them because they need it, because we need it, and because we cannot let go and move forward without it.
38. The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. The first to move forward is the happiest.
39. Don’t cry over the past, it’s gone. Don’t stress about the future, it hasn’t arrived. Do your best to live in the NOW and make it beautiful.
40. Be wise enough to let go when you should and strong enough to hold on when you must.
41. Don’t let dumb little things break your happiness. True wealth is the ability to experience and appreciate each moment for what it’s worth.
42. Life is too short to spend at war with yourself. Practice acceptance and forgiveness. Letting go of yesterday’s troubles is your first step towards happiness today.
43. Worry gives small things a big shadow. In the end, you can either focus on what’s tearing you apart, or what’s holding you together.
44. Old worries are down payments on problems you may never have. Let them go. Today is a NEW beginning; take a deep breath and START AGAIN.
45. Smile, even when it feels like things are falling apart. Smiling doesn’t always mean you’re happy; sometimes it simply means you’re strong.
46. There comes a time when you have to stop thinking about your mistakes and move on. No regrets in life – just lessons that show you the way.
47. Remember the good times, be strong during tough times, love always, laugh often, live honestly, and be thankful for each new day.
48. You can’t let one bad moment spoil a bunch of good ones. Don’t let the silly little dramas of each day get you down.
49. If you are diligent and patient, everything you truly need in your life will come to you at the right time.
50. Everything will fall into place eventually. Until then, learn what you can, laugh often, live for the moments, and know it’s all worthwhile.


Sometimes there are things in our lives that aren’t meant to stay. Sometimes the changes we don’t want are the changes we need to grow.

–This quote really hit me. So much experiences about it. It’s hard to let go but it’s needed. We need to grow for us to be a better and wiser person.

(via www.marcandangel.com)



One of the quotes from How I Met Your Mother that gives great life advice was given by Ted. He said, “If you’re not scared, you’re not taking a chance. And if you’re not taking a chance, then what the hell are you doing?” He knows that big steps in life, like applying for your dream job or asking out that guy you like, can be terrifying. But in order to make your life as perfect as possible, you have to put yourself out there and take the chances you’re given.


“Shouldn’t we hold out for the person who doesn’t just tolerate our little quirks, but actually kind of likes them?” This quote has to do with relationships. If the person you’re dating acts like it’s a chore to put up with your puns and addiction to television, he’s not the one for you. You should be with someone who loves every little thing about you, even what some would consider flaws. I promise that there’s someone out there that will appreciate the quirks that others get annoyed by.


“You can’t cling to the past, because no matter how tightly you hold on, it’s already gone.” This quote discusses how hard it can be to move on. Change is difficult, but you can’t live in the past. Even though you’d like to, you can’t be young forever. Of course, you still have memories that you should always cherish.


“Because sometimes, even if you know how something’s gonna end, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the ride.” Ted was talking about a football game when he said this, but it applies to life as well. If you know that your relationship isn’t going to last forever, you can still enjoy the time spent with that person. If you know that a friend is moving away and you’re never going to see them again, the same notion applies. Make the most out of the present, even if you know that the ending won’t be pleasant.


Lily tells Ted, in a somewhat confusing way, that “the biggest mistake would be not to make that mistake, because then you’ll go your whole life not knowing if something was a mistake or not.” Sometimes, it’s best to take the route that you’ll think you’ll regret. If the reward is worth the risk, then you should go for it. You never know what you’ll gain by doing so. Who knows, maybe you’ll discover that it wasn’t a mistake at all.


Ted once said, “I think for the most part, if you’re really honest with yourself about what you want out of life, life gives it to you.” If you know exactly what you want to do with your life or what kind of person you want to be with, you know what direction you’re heading in. When you’ve figured out that piece of the puzzle, the rest falls into place. It might take time and effort, but life will reward you in the end. Figuring out what you truly want is the most important part.


“You may think your only choices are to swallow your anger or throw it in someone’s face. There’s a third option: you can just let it go.” It’s not healthy to deal with anger in certain ways. If you want to be genuinely happy, you have to learn to let go of your fury. As hard as it is, forgive the person or simply try to forget that you were annoyed in the first place.


“Sometimes we search for one thing but discover another.” If you spend all your life looking for one thing, you might end up finding something even better. You never know what life is going to throw at you. So don’t be disappointed if you don’t find exactly what you were searching for. You could end up with something or someone better than you’ve ever dreamed of.


If you’re a fan of HIMYM, you know that the show has a huge focus on destiny and the universe. Despite those beliefs, Ted once said, “Maybe we don’t need the universe to tell us what we really want. Maybe we already know that, deep down.” He’s saying that you don’t need a sign in order to know that someone is right for you. You need to determine that for yourself.

When life throws challenges at you, say ‘challenge accepted.’ Do you watch How I Met Your Mother? What’s your favorite quote from the show that’s either serious or humorous?

Credit to inspiration.allwomenstalk.com

Seven Secrets of a Confident Woman

by Joyce Meyer

Secret #1 A confident woman knows that she is loved

The first and most important secret to being a confident woman is to know that you are loved by God unconditionally. Romans 5:8 says, …God shows and clearly proves His [own] love for us by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One) died for us. Even if your natural father did not really love you properly, you can still get the love and acceptance you missed in your childhood from God.

Secret #2—A Confident Woman Refuses To Live In Fear

I think you will agree that refusing to be led by our feelings can be a challenge, especially when it comes to fear. But we must remember that fear is not from God. It is the devil’s tool to keep us from enjoying our lives and moving forward with what God has for us. When we attempt to walk in faith, Satan immediately tries to hinder us through many things, including fear. Fear of failure, judgment or criticism will cause us to bury our talents. It will make us draw back and live in misery and torment. Unless we make a firm decision to “fear not,” we will never be free from its power.

Secret #3—A Confident Woman Is Positive

Being negative and being confident do not go together. Like oil and water, they just don’t mix. Being negative opens the door to a lot of problems and disappointments, which fuels the fire for more negativity. Fear is the “dark room” where all your negatives are developed. So why not look at the brighter side of life and believe something good is going to happen to you?

Secret #4—A Confident Woman Recovers From Setbacks

In this life you and I are inevitably going to experience setbacks. The important thing is that we not see them as failures. We are not a failure just because we try something that doesn’t work. It’s only when we stop trying that we fail. The truth is, many people get confused when they’re trying to figure out what they’re supposed to do with their lives. This was definitely true in my life. I discovered my destiny by trial and error.

Secret #5—A Confident Woman Avoids Comparison

It is impossible to walk in confidence and compare ourselves with others at the same time. No matter how good we look or how talented, smart and successful we are, there is always someone who is better than us. I believe that confidence is found in doing the best we can with what we have. God wants us to find joy in being the best we can be, not in competing or comparing ourselves with others.

Secret #6—A Confident Woman Does Not Live In “If Only” And “What If”

One of the worst things you and I can do is to focus on what we don’t have or have lost and fail to take an inventory of what we do have. I call it living in a state of “if only.” Does this sound familiar: “If only I had more education…more money…more opportunity. If only I were taller, shorter, older, younger…” and the list goes on.

Secret #7—A Confident Woman Takes Action

I have heard it said that there are two types of people in the world: those who wait for something to happen and those who make something happen. It’s true that we need to be careful not to get ahead of God, but we also must be mindful not to be lagging behind. I believe we need to step out into things and find out what God has for us. As I said earlier, if we make a mistake it is not the end of the world.

As a believer, Christ lives inside you, and you’ve got what it takes! I believe that as you seek the Lord and apply these seven secrets to your life, you too will begin experiencing the boldness and confidence God desires you to walk in.

— AMEN! 🙂

Source: http://spiritualinspiration.tumblr.com

10 Inspirational Quotes to Help You Train Harder

“Strive for progress, not perfection.” – Anonymous
Nobody is perfect, and if you set fitness targets for yourself that are unrealistic you’re going to feel like giving up before you’ve even begun. Working towards your goals in small and easily manageable steps will keep you motivated throughout the process, and have you where you want to be in no time.

“If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse.” – Ryan Blair
There will always be a reason not to train. From cold weather to a taxing day at the office, it’s never hard to find an excuse to skip your next session. This is a bad habit to get into, and will soon result in your progress all but grinding to a halt. If you want to achieve something you need to stick to it no matter what – besides, a bit of snow will keep you cool!

“You want me to do something… tell me I can’t do it.” – Maya Angelou
We’ve all got that friend or family member who takes every opportunity to put us down, whether they mean to or not. “You? Run a marathon? Ha!” Rather than getting down in the dumps about this, use it to your advantage – who are they to tell you what you can and can’t do?

“Only the weak attempts to accomplish what he knows he can already achieve.” – Stella Juarez
Setting goals for yourself is all well and good, but if they’re too easy they aren’t going to do much good for your motivation. If you’ve already run a half marathon and you set your next target as a 5k fun run, you’re not likely to feel much satisfaction or a sense of achievement as you cross the finish line.

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky
You’ll never know if you can run that marathon or climb that mountain if you don’t give it a shot. We all feel self-doubt at times, but sometimes you just need to take a deep breath and take the plunge. Who knows, you might be great at it! If you don’t try, you’ll never find out.

“What does not destroy me, makes me stronger” – Friedrick Nietzsche
You are going to get injured. You are going to face setbacks. Once you accept this, you’ll soon find that you learn from these negative experiences and use them to improve yourself. Whether it’s a change in training technique brought about by an injury, or a tweak in your race strategy after a disappointing finish, setbacks can almost always be seen in a positive way over time.

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nobody ever got anywhere in life by doing half a job. To succeed in your training you’re going to have to put as much effort in as possible, so enthusiasm for what you’re doing is a must. If you find yourself becoming tired of the same old training methods, then the best thing you can do is try a new workout to freshen things up again.

“There are plenty of difficult obstacles in your path. Don’t allow yourself to become one of them.” – Ralph Marston
You can point the finger all you like – maybe your boss keeps you late at work, or your spouse wants you to do too many chores. However, what your training really boils down to is simple: you. You are the only person who can truly make it happen, and you are the only person who can stop it. Which is it going to be?

“The difference between a goal and a dream is a deadline.” – Steve Smith
If you set yourself some impossible goal to achieve in your lifetime, we can assure you now that you’ll never get round to it. Instead, give yourself a deadline – “I will complete a triathlon by the time I’m 30”, “By the end of the year I will have lost two stone”. A time frame allows you to plan your goal and adds that extra motivation you’ll need to complete it.

“Good luck is the result of hard work and preparation.” – Anonymous
People often say sports stars are ‘lucky’ when they succeed. These people are wrong. If you want to achieve a fitness goal, you’re going to have to work hard at it. Luck might play a minor part, but it’s down to you to make the real difference. Enter a marathon unprepared hoping to ‘get lucky’ across the 26.2 miles, and you’re going to have a very bad day.

Source: realbuzz.com

Birthday Prayer

Thank you, God, for giving me another year of life.
Thank you for all the people who remembered me today
by sending texts, and letters, gifts and good wishes.

Thank you for all the experience of this past year;
for times of success which will always be happy memories,
for times of failure which reminded me of my own weakness and of my need for you,
for times of joy when the sun was shining,
for times of sadness which drove me to you.

Forgive me
for the hours I wasted,
for the chances I failed to take,
for the opportunities I missed this past year.
Help me in the days ahead to make this the best year yet,
and through it to bring good credit to myself,
happiness and pride to my loved ones,
and joy to you. Amen.

Source: http://www.beliefnet.com/Prayers/Other/Birthday-Prayer.aspx