Happy Monday to everyone! We have another week to become happy and productive.

Monday for me is one the most difficult part of the week. I for sure have a weekend hangover and it takes a lot of effort to move my lazy ass from bed.  So perhaps to inspire me? Or just to uplift my lazy spirits, I will try my best to write an inspiring post. No, I will not write a heart warming dramatic story here, I will instead share some of the best quotes that have (hopefully) moved me to better appreciate my life.

Here are some of my favorite quotes, hope you enjoy and appreciate them too.  

To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.

I don't know who is the author of this quote. I ended up receiving this as a forwarded text from a friend. A little confession to make though, I don't enjoy getting forwarded messages, except if it's the funniest joke or a powerful quote. I better appreciate personally crafted text messages.

These few words are perfect for me. I often find myself ranting and complaining about my life. I am always praying and hoping for better changes and improvements in my life. But come to think of it, I never realized that changes also spring from changes. If I want improvement, then I must do new things that lead to improvement.  

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched- they must be felt with the heart - Helen Keller

Enough said, Helen Keller just captured everything my heart says... 

At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet - Plato

Admit it! Even those who hate writing suddenly learned to write because of love. To my fellow bloggers, I believe you have once written something for someone you love, whether they are part of your past or present.

Don't find love, let love find you. That's why it's called falling in love because you don't force yourself to fall, you just fall.  - Author unknown

Hmmmm, I need my married friends to validate this. LOL!

Lastly, some months ago, a blog I follow shared this powerful Psalm

Psalm 103
2 Praise the LORD, my soul,
   and forget not all his benefits—
3 who forgives all your sins
   and heals all your diseases,
4 who redeems your life from the pit
   and crowns you with love and compassion,
5 who satisfies your desires with good things
   so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
 1 Praise the LORD, my soul;
 6 The LORD works righteousness
   and justice for all the oppressed.
 7 He made known his ways to Moses,
   his deeds to the people of Israel:
8 The LORD is compassionate and gracious,
   slow to anger, abounding in love.
9 He will not always accuse,
   nor will he harbor his anger forever;
10 he does not treat us as our sins deserve
   or repay us according to our iniquities.
11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
   so great is his love for those who fear him;
12 as far as the east is from the west,
   so far has he removed our transgressions from us.
 13 As a father has compassion on his children,
   so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him;
14 for he knows how we are formed,
   he remembers that we are dust.
15 The life of mortals is like grass,
   they flourish like a flower of the field;
16 the wind blows over it and it is gone,
   and its place remembers it no more.
17 But from everlasting to everlasting
   the LORD’s love is with those who fear him,
   and his righteousness with their children’s children—
18 with those who keep his covenant
   and remember to obey his precepts.
 19 The LORD has established his throne in heaven,
   and his kingdom rules over all.
 20 Praise the LORD, you his angels,
   you mighty ones who do his bidding,
   who obey his word.
21 Praise the LORD, all his heavenly hosts,
   you his servants who do his will.
22 Praise the LORD, all his works
   everywhere in his dominion.
   Praise the LORD, my soul.

I printed a copy of this Psalm and for some reason, I feel healed and relieved whenever I read it. To my blog friend (sorry I forgot) who introduced this to me, thank you very much for sharing it.