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18 Sayings That Show Us What Really Matters in Our Lives

As much as we try to always keep our spirits up, there comes a day when we feel blue and nothing seems to go our way. In moments like these, it’s important to take some time and think about all the things in our lives that prove why simply just being alive is the greatest gift we can receive. To help you with this, or just to give you your daily mood-booster, we’ve prepared some quotes that could be perfectly described as the rainbow you need on a rainy day.

Bright Side loves to bring you some positive vibes every single day, and it’s time to get ready to lift yourself up.


“Always give without remembering and always receive without forgetting.”
Brian Tracy

“You will find peace with the right one. So deep, you will be able to sleep through a storm.”
Mark Anthony


“They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.”
Tom Bodett


“The trick is to be grateful for our good moods and graceful in our low moods — not taking them too seriously.”
Richard Carlson

“The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.”
Kalu Ndukwe Kalu



To repeat clothes.
To not upgrade your phone.
To buy second-hand items.
To live in a simple home.

It’s okay to live a simple life.

“If you’re reading this...congratulations, you’re alive. If that’s not something to smile about, then I don’t know what is.”
Chad Sugg


“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”
Haruki Murakami

“For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run his fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge you’ll never walk alone.”
Sam Levenson


“As you focus more on becoming more peaceful with where you are, rather than focusing on where you would rather be, you begin to find peace right now, in the present. Then, as you move around, try new things, and meet new people, you carry that sense of inner peace with you. It’s absolutely true that ’wherever you go, there you are.’”
Richard Carlson


“Healing comes in waves, and maybe today the wave hits the rocks, and that’s okay, that’s okay, darling. You are still healing, you are still healing.”
Ijeoma Umebinyuo


“May you never forget that when it was hard, and you were overwhelmed, and felt afraid, and walked alone, and felt invisible, and didn’t have the answers, and you couldn’t see the way, and wanted to give kept going.”
Nakeia Homer

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” Rumi


“Don’t just learn, experience.
Don’t just read, absorb.
Don’t just change, transform.
Don’t just relate, advocate.
Don’t just promise, prove.
Don’t just criticize, encourage.
Don’t just think, ponder.
Don’t just take, give.
Don’t just see, feel.
Don’t just dream, do.
Don’t just hear, listen.
Don’t just talk, act.
Don’t just tell, show.
Don’t just exist, live.”
Roy T. Bennett

“There’s nothing like deep breaths after laughing that hard. Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for the right reasons.”
Stephen Chbosky


“I like people who get excited about the change of seasons, the sound of the ocean, watching a sunset, the smell of rain and starry nights.”
Brooke Hampton

“My mission, should I choose to accept it, is to find peace with exactly who and what I am. To take pride in my thoughts, my appearance, my talents, my flaws and to stop this incessant worrying that I can’t be loved as I am.”
Anaïs Nin


“If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more?”
Roy T. Bennett

Which one of these quotes made your heart melt a little bit? What trick do you use to turn a blue day into a happy one?

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