Quotes for hard times

I love words – obviously, I’m a reader and a writer.  But I’ve always loved them and recognized the power in them.

But you have already discovered that for yourself.  You already know that there’s nothing like listening (and singing along, in my case) to a song when you’re happy/sad/nostalgic.

I love singing (more accurately screeching) along to songs and reading poems or wise words when I’m down.  During my separation and divorce process (just a scant few weeks before everything is final now), I would use google image search to find quotes against pretty backgrounds that I would save on my phone.  I can’t tell you how many of these image quotes I’ve saved or read over the past year (sadly, separation/divorce can be a lengthly process), but I can tell you that they’ve helped – because words have a great power – to give you hope, strength, and even to heal.

I recently started making my own image quotes, using the fabulous app –  Word Swag.  If you don’t have it, or something like it, you should check it out.  Here are some of the quotes and thoughts that have gotten me through the roughest days of my divorce…and if you need to be built up a bit, I hope that they can help you too.

Because everyone needs hope and to focus on the future when bad things happen –


Because the end of one thing, does not mean the end of everything –


Because you have to be able to take care of yourself, count on yourself, and above all, save yourself – not wait around for someone else to do it.


Try not to be bitter and always be thankful for the things you have –


And lastly, Bella’s wisdom, for appreciating the little things (and to remembering to take things slowly).  🙂



10 thoughts on “Quotes for hard times”

  1. I would have paid a ton of nickels at your psychiatry booth to mentor me in my errant youth. Your ability to stay positive in your writing after such a personal trial, and share a hopeful outlook with us, your readers, is a testament to your good character. I admire that and thank you for the smile that is hurting my face. The last one actually forced me to laugh unexpectedly in a fun and undignified way. I thank you for that. 🙂

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  2. I like these (although the Bella one…totally my fave). They look very professional and well-thought out. You should make this a recurring theme, providing inspiring quotation pictures. You’ve got a talent for it 😉

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