Words That Inspire: What’s Yours? ๐ŸŒผ


“If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;

If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,

Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,

I shall not live in vain.”


This is one of my favorite poems from Emily Dickinson. These words—among others—have helped guide my heart and hand in the care for those suffering.

Do you have a favorite quote or mantra that you live by? It can be heartfelt, witty, or profound. Let’s inspire each other with some positive words today.


Phoebe ๐Ÿ’™


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  1. I love the lines from ED you began with <3

    I have a few…things people have said to me since childhood.

    * People won;t care how much you know, they'll want to know how much you care
    * Expect nothing, appreciate everything
    * Always choose kindness
    * There is nothing that cannot be undone
    * The things about yourself you are most embarrassed about, may make you endearing to others
    * A good conscience is the softest pillow

    ….I am sure there are lots more but The Great British Bake-Off has just started so I have to go now!

  2. Amazing poem, thanks for sharing. This poem has touched me more than I could imagine. I was struggling with some emotions and the poem came at a good time.
    The quote I live by ” Use the past as a springboard not a hammock” – Ivern Ball.

  3. I love thus quote from the film Australia. It helps me put life in to context:
    โ€˜You canโ€™t take stuff with you. All you can take is your story so you might as well make it a good oneโ€™

  4. “When the water grows stagnant, I destroy the damn. Out of love, I destroy.” This has had an immense and powerful impact on my life for quite some time.

  5. You won’t even realize when you’ll grow old and die. Live today. Enjoy today. Carpe Diem. Dance like a free spirit. Go ask that girl/guy out. Tell the ones you love how much you love them. Do all the crazy stuff you want to do. Go count the stars. The only thing stopping you from your dreams is you. Don’t let anything stop the fire inside you. Live today. Enjoy today. Carpe Diem (seize the day).

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