Welcome to 2021

Hi Herd!

Happy New Year! 2020 has been for me, and, it seems, most people, a very trying year. While most of us had some wonderful moments, there was a ton of frustration, isolation, heartbreak and loss. I don't know if a new year will change any of it, but I felt we could all use a little inspiration as we begin 2021. 

  • “When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” - Helen Keller
  • “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” - Mahatma Gandhi
  • "We can change our lives. We can do, have and be exactly what we wish." - Unknown
  • “Focus on your strengths, not your weaknesses. Focus on your character, not your reputation. Focus on your blessings, not your misfortunes.” - Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
  • “To shine your brightest light is to be who you truly are.” - Roy T. Bennett
  • “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” - Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches
  • “I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.” - Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl
  • “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” - Marilyn Monroe
  • “Any fool can be happy. It takes a man with real heart to make beauty out of the stuff that makes us weep.” - Clive Barker, Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War
  • “Shoot for the moon, even if you fail, you'll land among the stars” - Cecelia Ahern, P.S. I Love You
  • “To me, Fearless is not the absence of fear. It's not being completely unafraid. To me, Fearless is having fears. Fearless is having doubts. Lots of them. To me, Fearless is living in spite of those things that scare you to death.” - Taylor Swift
  • “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” - Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • “You is kind. You is smart. You is important.” - Kathryn Stockett, The Help

For more inspiration check out: Good Reads: Inspirational Quotes