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Inspirational Words 

Words for comfort, healing, and inspiration.


If you are seeking, seek us with joy

For we live in the kingdom of joy.

Do not give your heart to anything else

But to the love of those who are clear joy,

Do not stray into the neighborhood of despair.

For there are hopes: they are real, they exist –

Do not go in the direction of darkness –

I tell you: suns exist.


- Rumi

Image by Michael Olsen

Picture a wave. In the ocean.

You can see it, measure it, its height, the way the sunlight refracts when it passes through.

And it's there.
And you can see it, you know what it is.

It's a wave.

And then it crashes in the shore and it's gone.

But the water is still there.

The wave was just a different way for the water to be, for a little while.

The wave returns to the ocean, where it came from and where it's supposed to be.

- Chidi, The Good Place

Mountain Landscape

I wish it need not have happened in my time

So do I and so do all who live to see such times.

But that is not for them to decide.

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.

- Frodo and Gandalf, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring


Mama never forgets her birds,

Though in another tree—
She looks down just as often
And just as tenderly
As when her little mortal nest
With cunning care she wove—
If either of her sparrows fall,
She notices, above.

- Emily Dickinson


You are braver than you believe,
stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think.
But the most important thing is,
even if we're apart.
I'll always be with you.

 - Winnie the Pooh


I am the Luckiest
I love you more than I have ever found a way to say to you...

 - Ben Folds Five, The Luckiest

Image by Ugne Vasyliute

If you only carry one thing throughout your entire live, let it be hope.

Let it be hope that better things are always ahead.

Let it be hope that you can get through even the toughest times.

Let it be hope that you are stronger than any challenge that comes your way.

Let it be hope that you are exactly where you are meant to be right now, and that you are on the path to where you are meant to be...

Because during these times, hope is the very thing that will carry you through.

 - Nikki Bamas, Walk the Earth

Image by Gian D.

Happiness can be found,

even in the very darkest of times, 

if one only remembers to turn on the light.

- Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Image by Nate Cheney

I've heard it said that people come into our lives for a reason bringing something we must learn.

And we are led to those who help us most to grow if we let them, and we help them in return.

Well, I don't know if I believe that's true, but I know I'm who I am today because I knew you...

- Glinda, Wicked

Image by farfar

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength,

while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

- Lao Tzu

Image by Alex Blăjan

Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get - only with what you are expecting to give - which is everything.

– Katharine Hepburn


You must never give into despair. Allow yourself to slip down that road, and you surrender to your lowest instincts. In the darkest times, hope is something you give yourself. That is the meaning of inner strength.

– Iroh, Avatar: The Last Airbender

Image by Cristofer Jeschke

I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil.

- Gandalf, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King


But what is grief, if not love persevering. 


 - Vision

When you walk through a storm
Hold your head up high
And don't be afraid of the dark

At the end of a storm
There's a golden sky
And the sweet silver song of a lark

Walk on through the wind
Walk on through the rain
Though your dreams be tossed and blown

Walk on, walk on
With hope in your heart
And you'll never walk alone

You'll never walk alone

 - Marcus Mumford, Ted Lasso  

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