Do you have a motto that you live by? Either one that you have heard from someone or from somewhere and it really spoke to you, and you adopted it? I do! And today I am sharing the secret behind my personal motto: Shine from the inside out.
I have had my motto for awhile now, shine from the inside out. It has a layered meaning to me. I believe if we feel good about ourselves on the inside it will shine on the outside. You are beautiful no matter what if you are sharing good things with other people.
My motto stems from my mom and what she taught to my sisters and I. She was such a positive person, and I don’t think she ever met a stranger. My mom taught us to always “dress for the day”, if you felt good about how you presented yourself it would give you an overall good feeling. She never gave us the impression that the way we “looked” was the most important thing it was more about taking care of yourself and having pride in yourself. Positive inside, positive outside. I think that is where my motto comes from, shine from the inside out. My mom shined wherever she went!
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Let’s face it, a motto or positive quote can be very inspiring and motivating to some people. It is a very popular tool on social media. I confess that I share them! People share quotes all the time and they usually get a lot of interaction. They get people thinking and can even turn around their entire day! Just think about it, that positive life motto that you keep posting could be the one thing that helps someone through a rough time in their life! I see it happen all the time and I have even been on the receiving end before!
Think about all the famous quotes that are out there that are shared daily, they go back a REALLY long time! What do you think makes one stick more than another? I think most of them are generally positive in nature and get our minds thinking. You know, those wheels get turning!
Tell me if you recognize these 4 most famous quotes of all time:
That which does not kill us makes us stronger ~Friedrich Nietzsche
When the going gets tough, the tough get going. ~ Joe Kennedy
Time is money. ~Benjamin Franklin
This one is my favorite, and it is the oldest! The truth will set you free! ~Jesus
Do you have a motto or a favorite quote? Most people do. I think it comes as a great comfort to some to be able to have something to reflect on or it can be something that stands for their beliefs. I have even seen some that make a very strong statement.
My personal motto is self-explanatory but has a little back story that goes back to my childhood and the impact that my mom made on me. Please share below what your motto is or what quote is special to you.
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