Everything you need to know in life can be learned from a Pinterest Quote. Okay, maybe not, but I do love that just when I need to hear (or see it, as the case may be) Pinterest seems to know. This kind of Big Brother I can live with.
Here are a few of my favorites…
“Everything Happens for a Reason, and Everything Happens for the Best.”
As an adult my mother has said this to me repeatedly, I feel like this has been a general family motto. It’s often hard to swallow, especially when you are in the thick of what’s happening. And, it kinda makes you want to punch every friend who says this to you in the face, when you are in the happening. But when you find yourself on the other side looking back, I’ll be damned if it’s not always correct.
“Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys”
This has been the hardest lesson to learn. When I get involved in a project, in any aspect of my life, I get deeply in the weeds. I can’t help it. I dive into the deep end, I’m not a wade into the shallow end first kinda girl. I used to believe that being involved meant being involved in everything, caring about every aspect, listening to every gripe, until I realized it was dragging me down, and turning me into a version of myself that I didn’t really like. I’m still not a zen master, but I’ll be damned if I let those monkeys get the best of me.
“Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe.”
Admittedly, this quote is a bit more hippy dippy than the impression most people get when they first meet me, but I believe this whole-heartedly. And my tribe is the raddest, weirdest, most ridiculous group of humans ever assembled. Seriously, don’t know where I’d be without them. If I thanked them all by name, this blog post might never end, but I’m confident they know who they are.
“You’ve Always Had the Power My Dear, You Just Had to Learn it for Yourself.” – The Wizard of Oz
Because Glinda knows all, and apparently has a really bomb shoe collection!