- Thursday, 28 May 2020

Kind words for kind thoughts

sneak peak: a collection of quotes about kindness and the opposite of stress, to read when you need some zen

Lockdown is a weird time (newsflash) and there is a lot of stress flying around, so this week's post is a collection of cheery-uppy quotes - for my own benefit mostly, and hopefully for the benefit of a few other people out there too.

Is it clich├ęd and a bit on the cringey side? Maybe. Is it worth reading through them and absorbing the ~positive vibes~ anyway? I think so. Leave your cynicism at the door for this one, my friends.

"a flower blossoms for its own joy" quote on a background of a digital drawing of a blossom tree


Kind thoughts, kind words, kind actions and intentions always. - a wise friend and yoga teacher finishes every practice with this, and ever since I heard it, I do too

You are only human. You don't have to have it together every minute of every day. - @ohverlee on Instagram

Do what you damn well please. - @shopsundae on Instagram

The sun will rise and so will we. - @jennaececelia on Instagram

Not my circus, not my monkeys. - Polish proverb shared with me by a wonderful friend

What's for you won't go by you. - Scottish (I think?) saying

In a world where you can be anything, be kind. - I don't know, I keep some of these in my head

Not everything that weighs you down is yours to carry. - @wetheurban on Instagram

Today I will not stress over what I can't control. - a mantra I repeat to myself on the reg

Inhale. Exhale. Inhale. Exhale.  - just a biological function really isn't it

If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely. - Roald Dahl (and here is a whole post of beautiful Roald Dahl quotes (from 2016! retro))

You can do anything but not everything. - Pinterest (in a lovely cursive calligraphy font, of course)

Bloom where you are planted. - another from my head, probably originally Pinterest
This too shall pass. - is this from something? Or is it just a phrase? I don't know

Everything is figureoutable. - again, just reassuring; it also recently became a book title

The earth has music for those who listen. - William Shakespeare

Kind words cost nothing. - an economic equation and a good model for life in general
It's a good week to have a good week. - Pinterest (again)

What is done with love is done well. - Vincent van Gogh

What's meant to be will always find a way. - this is my go-to and, considering it is just a very simple collection of very simple words, I find it indescribably comforting


I hope you feel a bit more zen now. I do. Tralalalalaaaaaa
"I must have flowers, always, and always" quote on a background of a digital drawing of purple pansies"if we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change" quote on a background of a digital drawing of a sunflower"just living is not enough... one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower" quote on a background of a digital drawing of a rose
"the earth laughs in flowers" quote on a background of a digital drawing of daisies

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