Cheer Up, Buttercup.

One of the main reasons I started this blog, was so that I could learn to be more content. I took this photo yesterday, and although I was feeling slightly depressed when I took it, looking at it now makes me smile. Sometimes it takes a second to realize how truly blessed we are. It takes strength and faith to be content. Strength in persevering when things are tough, and faith to know it will get better. Below are quotes about faith, strength, and contentment. I hope they inspire you this week!

“Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.” – Napoleon Hill

“Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.”- Henry Ward Beecher

“Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.”- Buddha

“You feel your strength in the experience of pain.”- Jim Morrison

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34 thoughts on “Cheer Up, Buttercup.

  1. love this! pretty pic and a pretty attitude.

    where in florida do you live? i grew up near daytona beach + went to school in jax/lived there for 7.5 years. i have friends all over the state, i heart florida sooo much!

      • If you click on the title, it takes you to the post itself and there you can click on like.

        Mostly content, emotionally, although I have to be honest, I have a lot of medical problems (physical) that can get me down. That’s why I blog, too! :-) Blogging helps me focus on the positive aspects of life. I really relate to what many bloggers have to say. I think we really help each other out.

  2. that message just lifted me up….ima nomad trying to search 4 contentment; I think ur post got me a littel closer to finding it..hehe

    Keep them post coming….truly inspiring.

  3. You have such inspiring posts. Knowing that positive people like you exist makes me feel really happy and nice inside. :)

  4. Once I tried to explain to someone the reason why there’s suffering in the world. Throwing all moot religious reasons to the side, I told them, “If there was no pain or ugliness, how would we be able to find a comparison? If life were perfect, how could we ever appreciate it? If there was no effort or hardship, we would never know the meaning of success or beauty…” They scoffed at me, but I have faith that one day they will understand what I meant. It’s good to see that you seem to already possess that understanding <3

    Lovely picture.

  5. In this world, we crave for so much, wealth, family, friends, usually we end up having desperate needs of things like cars and houses and stuff, and forget about family, or vise versa, it is hard to be content with what you have, and not to lose it while gaining something else.
    Thank you for this wonderful post. Nice picture by the way!

  6. That’s the similar reason I started my blog… to make myself sit back and realize my life is great and I have nothing to complain out or feel bad about. Great post! Sometimes cheering up and feeling content is easier said than done but needs to be focused on.

  7. The whole reason I started my blog was because of depression. I forced myself to wake up each day and find ONE thing to be grateful for. I figured even if it were being grateful for a shower, I was thankful and alive. It actually helped slowly to pull me from my depression.

    I know that I haven’t posted in a while, so I came by to thank you for swinging by my edge of the web and commenting.

  8. All of your posts have a similar optimistic, inspiring air to them. But, it’s marvel how just as each star in the universe adds to its incandescence, each one of your posts inspires me in a different way. :)
    May we all learn to be as strong-willed and content as you! :) :)

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