15 Inspiring Quotes from Remarkable Women

There’s nothing like being inspired by women who have journeyed ahead of us and faced the same challenges we are facing today. Read on and be inspired.

  1. “I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it.” – Estée Lauder
  2. “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” – Amelia Earhart
  3. “If you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.” – Erica Jong
  4. “If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.” – Dolly Parton
  5. “One of the secrets to staying young is to always do things you don’t know how to do, to keep learning.” – Ruth Reichl
  6. “Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” – Mother Teresa
  7. “Take criticism seriously, but not personally. If there is truth or merit in the criticism, try to learn from it. Otherwise, let it roll right off you.” – Hillary Clinton
  8. “Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.” – Eleanor Roosevelt 
  9. “If you don’t get out of the box you’ve been raised in, you won’t understand how much bigger the world is.” – Angelina Jolie
  10. “Everyone shines, given the right lighting.” – Susan Cain
  11. “If you’re someone people count on, particularly in difficult moments, that’s a sign of a life lived honorably.” – Rachel Maddow
  12. “There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there.” – Indira Gandhi
  13. “I need to listen well so that I hear what is not said.” – Thuli Madonsela
  14. “Don’t live life in the past lane.” – Samantha Ettus
  15. “Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.” – Harper Lee

For more inspiring quotes, check out this article from Huffingtonpost.com.

Return to Your Rest

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Return to your rest, my soul, for the Lord has been good to you. Psalm 116:7 (NIV)

I said to myself, “Relax and rest. God has showered you with blessings. Soul, you’ve been rescued from death; Eye, you’ve been rescued from tears; And you, Foot, were kept from stumbling.” Psalm 116:7-8 (The Message)

When Being Ageless Is Not Good News

Most women I know would appreciate being told they are ageless.

This would mean that they have stayed looking good, appearing fit despite their age.

Well, I like being told I’m ageless 🙂

A few months back I was able to see the 2015 released movie The Age of Adaline. It features the beautiful Blake Lively. It also stars the veteran actor, Harrison Ford.

The movie traces the intriguing story of Adaline, the woman who stopped aging. As the years go on and on, she stayed 29 years old.

While there are other themes explored in the story like love lost and found (or redefined), what caught my attention was the reality that not everything we might desire would always be good for us.

We might like, want to look ageless, be ageless but can we really enjoy it while others, our loved ones particularly, continue to age?

The years take a toll on them and they ultimately pass away while we remain the same. We see this in the movie as Adaline’s daughter ages, as her dog ages and dies while she remains beautiful and untouched by the passing years.

What a lonely life it appeared to be. What a lonely life it can be. To be ageless is not always good news.