25 Thoughts to Lift You Up on Gloomy Days

Water Autumn RipplesSome days it feels like it doesn’t pay to get out of bed. You may start the day by arguing with your spouse or your kids, or your car won’t start. A passing motorist may cut you off or express hostility toward you for no apparent reason.

Let’s face it. Not every day can be a good day. When you’re feeling down, reading a few uplifting quotes can help to lift you up.

Overcoming adversity starts with changing your thoughts. Take a deep breath. Better days are coming.

Focus on uplifting thoughts such as these:

“Don’t let a bad day make you feel like you got a bad life.        ”

                                                      ~ Author Unknown

“Problems are only opportunities with thorns on them.”

                                                        ~ Hugh Miller

“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”

                                                         ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.”

                                                          ~ Robert H. Schuller

“Let us be of cheer, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those that never come.”

                                                           ~ Amy Lowell

“If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire – then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience.”

                                                           ~ Sigmund Wollman

“People are resilient. After all, every person born has recovered from nine months on life support.”

                                                          ~ Robert Brault

“We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated.”

                                                         ~ Maya Angelou

“Every flower must grow through dirt.”

                                                        ~ Laurie Jean Sennott

“Every adversity, every failure, every heartbreak, carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.”

                                                       ~ Napoleon Hill

“I am one of those people who just can’t help getting a kick out of life – even when it’s a kick in the teeth.”

                                                       ~ Polly Adler

“A bend in the road is not the end of the road…unless you fail to make the turn.”

                                                    ~ Author Unknown

“By trying, we can easily learn to endure adversity. Another man’s I mean.”

                                                  ~ Mark Twain

“No one really has a bad life. Not even a bad day. Just bad moments.”

                                                   ~ Regina Brett

“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”

                                                     ~ Albert Einstein

“There’s nothing wrong or evil about having a bad day. There’s everything wrong with making others have to have it…with you.”

                                                    ~ Neil Cavuto

“Difficulties strengthen the mind as labor does the body.”

                                                      ~ Seneca

“Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity.”

                                                        ~ Og Mandino

“We don’t develop courage by being happy every day. We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.”

                                                     ~ Barbara de Angelis

“Accept – then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it…. This will miraculously transform your whole life.”

                                                       ~ Eckhart Tolle

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”

                                                      ~ Samuel Beckett

“When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.”

                                                      ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Your highest self is revealed in your lowest moments.”

                                                    ~ Matshona Dhiliway

“Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”

                                                      ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe

“With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful Strive to be happy.”

                                                      ~Max Ehrmann

 What are your favorite uplifting quotes? I invite you to share them in the comments.

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