7 Quotes and Affirmations to Lift Your Mood

Some days, it’s hard to find the words to keep our spirits up. It’s not always easy to dig up those positive, optimistic feelings.

Whether you’re feeling uninspired, overworked, stressed out, or any combination of these and other emotions of the kind, sometimes just a few simple words are all you need to inspire a change in perspective.

 Here are some quotes, spoken by some well-known people, that can hopefully be that spark you need to lift yourself up, keep on moving, and appreciate yourself for all the hard work you’ve done.


 1. “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”

            -Maya Angelou


 2. “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”

            -Douglas Adams (The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul, 1988)


3. “‘Tis easy enough to be pleasant,

      When life flows by like a song

      But the man worthwhile tis one who will smile

     When everything goes dead wrong.”

            -Ella Wheeler Wilcox (‘Worth While’, 1906)


4. “It matters not how straight the gate,

      How charged with punishments the scroll,

      I am the master of my fate,

      I am the captain of my soul.”

             -William Earnest Henley (‘Invictus’, 1888)


5. “Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea

      Joy to you and me.”

            -Three Dog Night (“Joy to The World”, 1970)


 6. “You can be the captain

      And I will draw the chart/Sailing into destiny

     Closer to the heart.”

              -Rush (“Closer to the Heart”, 1977)


 7. “I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart: I am, I am, I am.”

             -Sylvia Plath (The Bell Jar, 1963)

Have any quotes or affirmations that you repeat throughout your day? Comment yours below!


  • Through this trying time I am shut in lonely and scared of aging. I know we r all r apart of this crises ; however it hit some harder. I thought that’s when friends and family step in not out! I’m an only child both parents dead!! I cry for my Heavenly Father to touch me!! This is my pray dear lord 🖖

    Shirlean smiley Ledbetter
  • This is so Beautiful!! I Love ❤️ the skincare but have not been able to buy anything right now, but, I will!!

    Kristina Delaney
  • To lift my mood i dance to many songs i love.Brings me out of a bad mood cheers me up big time. With out music where would we be. It would be very boring I am very passionate about my music got to have it. It brings me joy i listen to music everyday love it.

    Debbie Saylor
  • 🎼One day at a time, Sweet Jesus, one day at a time.

    Suzanne Smith

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