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10 Short Inspiring Messages to Spark Hope & Joy

10 Short Inspiring Messages to Spark Hope & Joy

If you’re hungry for joy and low on creativity, these short inspiring messages are for you.

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10 Short Inspiring Messages to Keep You Going with Hope in Your Heart

1. “Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know everything happens for a reason.” – Albert Schweitzer

Trust that there’s a beautiful pattern being laid out.

Trust because your journey is your life and joy is in the journey (not just the destination). How you get to the destination is up to you. And you can always choose again.

2. “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all.” – Emily Dickinson

In your deepest struggle lies your greatest strength. Your wounds can become your wisdom. You can turn pain into medicine. You can feel the light sneak through the cracks in your armor. Stay awhile longer and hope. The future listens to hope.

3. Never stop looking up.

Keep looking up: that’s the secret to living a happy and good life. Or, at least, one of the secrets. Maybe not a secret at all. There’s a lot to see and experience in this lifetime. Don’t limit yourself. Look everywhere and be curious about everything.

4. Vow to stop worrying and start loving.

When you stop worrying you can start loving more. If you give doubt and fear less room in your heart to breathe, something else can come in or come forth.

Pause and think about what matters most to you in life. Who matters? What really matters? Prioritize that. Focus on that. Live this moment in accordance with that.

“Quiet the mind and the soul will speak.” – Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati

5. Believe it’s possible to be at peace.

The way things are right now isn’t the way they’ll be forever. If you feel stuck, believe it’s possible to feel differently. Believe in possibility itself.

6. Love, not hate.

Rather than be indifferent to the hatred and fear, see if you can love your way through it. Respond with love because that’s what you see is missing.

When you hate something, you chain yourself to it. When you love, you become part of what you love and want to see more of.

7. “Embrace uncertainty. Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives won’t have a title until much later.” – BG

Life is a mystery. Even that can be beautiful.

Believe in your ability to figure things out as you go. Stay open and willing to turn the next page, to read the next chapter without needing a title for it.

8. “We are all broken, that’s how the light gets in.” – Ernest Hemingway

Maybe you need to be broken open so that the light can get in.

9. “The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. It is an amazing journey and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.” – Bob Moawad

The best day of your life doesn’t have to be a special day of the week or an important anniversary. It’s the day you decide to live a life that feels like your own.

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

10. “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 that has opened for us.” – Helen Keller

Today, place your attention on what others don’t see. There are flowers, light streaming through the air, light rising from the curtains, people who smile back.

. . .

Tell me:

Which of these messages did you need today?

Tell me in the comments. I read every single one, and I’d love to know!

With love,


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If you’re hungry for joy and low on creativity, these short inspiring messages are for you. They'll help you trust in the future, believe in what's possible, embrace uncertainty, worry less, love more, and keep looking up.


Comments on this post (28)

  • Dec 09, 2022

    number 9. My husband of 66 joyous years died two months ago. I felt useless, helpless and broken till I realsied that my life was my responsbility, that I needed only me to support me through my grief, that my self pity made me into a vvtimm. It wa

    — Sara Banerji

  • Oct 10, 2022

    i loved them all, but the one i needed the most was

    “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 that has opened for us.” – Helen Keller

    Thank You

    — chuka

  • Jul 06, 2022

    #4- Stop worrying and start loving. – Quieting the mind in the midst with sp much going on in this season of our lives is not always as easy as it sounds. I love “Quiet the mind and the soul will speak” We must come to the
    realization that worry and peace cannot co-exist. Great quotes to share.

    — Casina Washington

  • Jun 11, 2022

    it just made my day perfect

    — dora

  • Jan 02, 2022

    Thanks so much for these quotes was almost given up on life but this search has lifted my spirits up.. thanks so much ..indeed grateful,feel like crying

    — Viktir

  • Oct 24, 2021

    All of them are so inspirational, but number 9 stuck with me the most today and where I stand ♥️

    — Debora DeSa

  • Jun 05, 2021

    Uplifting and Powerful. How wonderful to be Blessed by your creative Inspirations.

    — Kacey

  • Jan 10, 2021

    this is great!

    — Alysha.jeffers

  • Jan 10, 2021

    I love all the messages!

    — Dina

  • Dec 27, 2020

    Love the message. Its awesome!

    — Oscar Njira

  • Nov 23, 2020

    You did a very good job to collect these diamonds, Its really inspiring.
    I Felt connected with it and number 10 message is the food for soul for me.
    Thank You.

    — Rahul

  • Nov 02, 2020

    There are really lovely messages. They heal !

    — Harrisromeo

  • Oct 12, 2020
    is the perfect message for my daughter right now, thank you

    — pamala

  • Oct 12, 2020

    Am blessed this morning by the message May God bless you

    — Betty Amunyang

  • Oct 01, 2020

    Great messages herein

    — ARO-LAMBO Yusuf

  • Sep 28, 2020

    I liked them all for such a as this people need all the hope they can get.

    Thank you for the messages!

    — Sharon

  • Sep 25, 2020

    I have hope and a new feel upon my life ,inspiring words of wisdom

    — Chipili kabaso

  • Sep 14, 2020

    Good work. Well done!

    — Sam

  • Aug 31, 2020

    It helps me keep going.

    — _ Eve

  • Jul 31, 2020

    The messages enlightened and inspired me a lot. Thank you!

    — Aileen D. dela Torre

  • Jul 06, 2020

    It motivates me like never, it’s al about survival!,"Never give up on Hope and Yourself..

    — Macdarline Vin

  • Jun 04, 2020

    Awesome quotes

    — BYRUM

  • May 06, 2020

    This is a great post. awesome quotes ..

    — Annu

  • Feb 24, 2020

    Maggie, sometimes the simplest sayings are the best <3

    — Jennifer Williamson

  • Feb 24, 2020

    never stop looking up

    — maggie ivy

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