How Words Inspire Me

As we are looking for more ways to be connected with you and sharing our story and products, we are becoming more active on Instagram. We would love it if you would follow us on Instagram; we post photos, specials, graphics and we love interacting with people.  One of our favorite companies that we follow is @jewelrybybloom. They recently posted a quote by Audrey Hepburn that really spoke to us, "Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!"

It is really amazing how some simple words can really give you strength.  Sometimes you can be having a difficult day, and you come across a quote that really lifts you up.  I love finding quotes when you least expect them. It happens more frequently these days with social media like Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest or Facebook. People want to share words of wisdom that have touched them and in turn may help someone else.

Here are some of my favorite quotes, from a variety of different sources.

  1. "If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was started with a dream and a mouse." – Walt Disney
  2. “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.”                   – Mother Teresa
  3. "Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results."   Willie Nelson
  4. "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou
  5. "When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time." - Maya Angelou
  6. "If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door." - Milton Berle
  7. "The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude." - Oprah Winfrey
  8. "You are the only thing about your business that someone else cannot borrow or steal."    - Donna Maria, Indie Business Network
  9. “Sometimes it takes the better part of a lifetime to find out what your passion is, but in my observation, if you do, it might be the best part of your life.” -  Jane Pauley

Jane Pauley’s quote is part of my “about me” story for the business.  When I was in the very beginning stages of forming Shen & Sam Co. hand poured soy candles, I came across this quote.  I was deciding whether to take a chance on myself and leave the corporate world.  It was incredibly inspiring to me and I can honestly say that this company IS my passion and this IS the best part of my life!

What are some of your favorite quotes?  And how have they helped you in your life?  Would love to hear from you!

Jamie