In honor of Sept 11th, 5 Quotes that Give Me Strength

This day will always be sacred. My husband and I were at work in NYC on Sept 11th, 2001 and I hold in my heart not only the memory of that day, but the raw emotion that shook me to the core, and reverberated there for a very long time. I know that the terrorists attacks affected all of us deeply. So in honor of this very sacred day, I would like to talk about the quotes and messages that give me strength and hope and sometimes help me to just get through the day….

“The Days Are Long but the Years Are Short”

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I read this quote in Gretchen Rubin’s book “The Happiness Project”, but I know that I had heard it before then…. this quote reminds me that when parenting kids, a difficult afternoon can stretch on for what feels like forever. And as difficult as that moment may seem, it will pass, and someday I will look back on that moment and feel that it was just that- a brief moment in time.

“Twenty Years From Now…”

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Mark Twain said it so eloquently…. but what it comes down to is this… “Will I regret doing it, or regret not doing it?” And there have been many times in my life that I have used these words as a compass when trying to make a decision. It helps every time.

“Our Children Teach Us What Life is All About”

printable by Thirty Handmade Days, quote by Angela Schwindt

So true. Just when I got caught up in all of this teaching and coaching and raising these kids, it helps to stop once in awhile and realize all that they are teaching me.

“Just Keep Swimming”

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Some days you just gotta slog through. No matter how tired you are, or what obstacles are in your way….. you “just keep swimming”. This is my favorite quote from Finding Nemo, but there are a few others I love too… “Look, you’re really cute, but I can’t understand what you’re saying….”, “Good feeling’s gone…”, and “You think you can do these things, but you just can’t, Nemo!”

Children Are Like Snowflakes… Each One is Unique

I credit my husband for this, one of my very favorite quotes. This is a reminder that just because something worked for one kid, won’t necessarily mean that it will work for another! Each of our kids has their own strengths, weaknesses, passions, and hobbies- and each one should be respected and cherished for the individual that they are.

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