Words to live by…all year long

As many of you know I love quotations. I post them daily on the JBBC facebook page first thing each morning. I find they are a wonderful focus for the day.

I was thinking of some of my favorite quotes this morning and if I was asked to choose just one to guide me for the coming year, what would that be? I find it hard to think of one, although I do know that one that moves me each time I hear it is the Mary Oliver quote:

What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?

I get chills every time I hear it.

Another of my favorite quotes comes from that little wise bear, Winnie the Pooh. It is one that I have had to tell myself many times over the years, when feeling overwhelmed with fear and anxiety.

You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

And when it comes down to it, it turns out that truly we are.

Or how about this from Guillaume Apollinaire

Come to the edge. We can’t. We’re afraid. Come to the edge. We can’t. We will fall! Come to the edge. And they came. And he pushed them. And they flew.

Now over to you. If I asked you to choose an inspiring quotation to live your life by this year, what would that be?