Quotes to Live By - A blog series


We all have that thing we say, or that our friends say to us, or things that hit us like a rock and never leave us. I've started collecting them and I'm going to share them with you. One quote at a time, one story at a time, here's a little tidbit for you to hold onto.

We'll start with the most important one.

I'm engaged to an amazing guy. He's cool, laid back, funny, passionate, and a really good kisser. He loves Jesus and he points me to him when I am down or depressed. He reminds me of what's really important.
One of the first things I noticed about him was he tended to say "it's all good" a lot. It sort of became a catchphrase around our families. We would say it when something happened that wasn't ideal, or a mistake, or an accident, or when something annoying happened. 

It wasn't until about a year ago we were really talking about some heavy stuff when he mentioned it's not just about letting stuff go, not worrying about stuff, or not being bothered.

It's about trust.

When we were created by God, he said it was good. And even though there is sin in the world and we are no longer perfect, we are still made in His image. And everything that happens in our lives is meant to happen, and it's all part of a bigger plan. So no matter what happens, it's okay. It's all going to work out. It's all good. It really is all good.

And one of the things I've found about myself is that I'm a worrier.

Now let me define worrying.







Ew, Haley. Why all the nasty pictures?

Because this is what worrying looks like.

Worry isn't just thinking about bad things, or stressing about stuff. It's going over it in your head, and going over it, and over it, and over it... and chewing on it. Really tearing it apart in your heart.

Since adopting "It's All Good" as a quote to live by, I haven't been able to completely let go of worry, but I am able to set it down and step away from it, at least for a time. When I say it out loud, or in my head, it's my way of saying "Okay, God, This is yours, and you made all things good and new, including me, so take this and let me see the goodness in it."

Find the goodness.

Do you have a quote that you find yourself saying all the time?

Check back tomorrow for part 2!


19 comments :

  1. One of our favorites is "failing to prepare is preparing to fail" ~Benjamin Franklin. It reminds us that we can accomplish our dreams, but only if we make them a priority and get ready, physically and spiritually.

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  2. I always remember "let go and let God". When I stop trying to handle everything myself, I feel a millions times better.

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  3. This is so relatable
    I have a friend who always goes "It's all good", no matter how it all looks like
    And now, it's something I say a lot too
    As long as we got God, we got life, we got the Holy Spirit as a comforter,I believe with all of my heart that all is well and at the end of the day, that would be evident.

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  4. My quote is do to others as you want done to you. It helps me to be kind to others.

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  5. I'm not religious, so I don't speak about God, but my motto in life is to treat others with kindness!

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  6. "You can do hard things" Remember Haley?

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  7. Yes of course, that is part of the series! It's scheduled for Thursday!!!

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  8. Yes of course, that is part of the series! It's scheduled for Thursday!!!

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  9. Nothing is impossible is my motto. :D

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  10. That's a lovely quote, mine was 'when times are hard, friends are few' somehow as a child it resonated with me

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  11. Such a good post! I enjoy reading this and it makes me inspired

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  12. Ha! Yep, It's all good. I have to remember that constantly with my kids. That and my new mantra "Just let it go". (Posting for Jay Simms)

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  13. We need inspirational quotes in these crazy times we live in!! What a great series.

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  14. Great post, and definitely an upbeat and handy catchphrase. "Life goes on" is one of mine.

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  15. I have this funny quote I always share to my coworkers "Don't worry about money, let money worry about you." - AMER

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  16. I don't think I have a quote I'm always repeating minus continuously telling myself it's going to be ok.

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  17. Love the idea of this series! Such a great way to push yourself to keep going even in the tough times.

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  18. "This to shall pass" is one of my favorites. I tend to pick at my nails when I am really worried. I have been learning better ways to deal with things.

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  19. This to funny I actually say that. Like if someone bumps into meet and apologizes I am just like its all good no worries.

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