2016 was a year of bliss and prospering in all aspects of my life. At the beginning of the year I started collecting quotes that spoke to me. Important reminders that helped me extend my growth and I want to share them with you. Comment your favorite one or a quote you think I should add. Wishing you nothing but undeniable bliss and growth in 2017.

xx atl

  1. Smile, you're blessed to be alive

  2. Life is only as good as your mindset Impatience is a virtue

  3. You are so much stronger than you think

  4. Are you alive or just existing?

  5. If they wanted you, wouldn't they have chosen you?

  6. Don't forget to Live, love, listen, learn, read, write, create, make genuine connections, enjoy what’s real, spend time with people you love, appreciate all you have; just be in the moment.

  7. don't accept any kind of negativity in your life. Don't let someone doubt you, belittle you, waste your time, or take you for granted.

  8. If your absence doesn’t affect them, your presence never mattered.

  9. Be strong minded, self loving and self providing.

  10. if someone is bringing out the worst in you, leave them alone and go heal.

  11. pray for him every night, for god to bless him, protect him, bring him home at night safely and to guide him even if we're not meant to be.

  12. “You have to nourish your spirit just as much as your flesh. I’ve encountered plenty of people with starving spirits, trust me it’s not cute.”

  13. "Don’t be eye candy. Be soul food."

  14. "You are not a reflection of those who cannot love you."

  15. Eat better. Run more. Squat more. Sleep earlier. Wake up earlier. Make a good breakfast. Drink water. Eat fruits. Read books. Adventure. Talk less. Listen more. Feel deeper. Love better. Open your eyes. Experience life. Be happy.

  16. Only share your energy where it's appreciated and reciprocated.

  17. The only two important things in life are real love and being at peace with yourself.

  18. If you resist changes, you’ll only cause more suffering for yourself.

  19. go off people’s actions, energy and vibrations, frequencies don’t lie.

  20. Start making your own happiness a priority.

  21. Sleep doesn’t help if it’s your soul that’s tired.

  22. Be the type of person you want to meet.

  23. Reminder: you are growing from this.

  24. Supporting another's success won't ever dampen yours.

  25. You’ll end up really disappointed if you think people will do for you as you do for them. Not everyone has the same heart as you.

  26. Don't let anyone steal your happiness.

  27. Give yourself something to look forward to that isn’t a person.

  28. Don't seek validation from anyone, be you and do you. That's it.

  29. Admire more. Most people don't admire enough.

  30. Always be kinder than you feel.

  31. Life becomes beautiful when you learn to be as good to yourself as you are to others.

  32. How you make others feel about themselves, says a lot about you.

  33. Everyone evolves at his/her own rate. It ain't a race. Stay in your lane

  34. Repeat after me: I do not have time to act upon negativity.

  35. Your mental health is more important than any relationship.

  36. Stop romanticizing the people that hurt you.

  37. A flower doesn't dream of a bee. It blossoms and a bee comes.

  38. Never trade respect for attention.

  39. Happiness looks gorgeous on you

  40. Don't let "it" consume you.

  41. if you feeling like you’re  forcing it, let it go.

  42. No rain. No flowers.

  43. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes.

  44. find a reason to smile

  45. The way you love yourself is how you teach others to love you

  46. Always forgive.

  47. "This is my life... my storybook. I will no longer let anyone else write it; nor apologize for the edits I make."

  48. you are still breathing. still growing. it’s not too late for new beginnings.

  49. you are only responsible for your own happiness. I know you want to help everyone but remember to help yourself first.

  50. don't let yesterday take up too much of today

  51. other people are not medicine.

  52. You’re allowed to be excited about the little things. You’re allowed to be goofy. You’re allowed to be dorky about your favorite tv show, to make blanket forts, to enjoy cheesy movies, even just to sleep with stuffed animals. You’re allowed to do any of the things that make life a little more bearable. It’s fine, ok?

  53. Keep people in your life who truly love you, motivate you, and make you happy. If you know people who do none of these things, let them go..

  54. Be thankful for all the difficult people in your life, and learn from them. They have shown you exactly who you do not want to be.

  55. Do you need someone or do you need me?

  56. You'll search for me in another person. I promise — and you will never find me.

  57. You can forgive yourself now.

  58. Don’t let your insecurities hinder your worth.

  59. love note: everything meant for you will gravitate towards you, organically. you will never need to overextend yourself for what's already yours

  60. Losing a relationship hurts. But losing yourself in a relationship hurts longer.

  61. You're in no competition with anyone but your future self. They're everything you want to be.

  62. Invest in yourself

  63. If you have the power to make someone happy, do it. The world needs more of that.

  64. Drink water. Moisturize your skin. Listen to new music.

  65. "The prettier the garden, the dirtier the hands of the gardener.”

  66. “You are not your mind, so set yourself free and become who you were meant to be.”

  67. The soul usually knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.

  68. In a world where you can be anything, be kind.

  69. Your mind will always believe what you tell it. Feed it faith. Feed it truth. Feed it love.

  70. Nothing wrong with being quiet. Not every moment needs to be filled with words.

  71. Learn to love the parts of you that no one claps for.

  72. “I need to learn how to stop destroying myself, stop being hard on myself, and be nice to myself.”

  73. Keep from doing things that are unhealthy— like comparing yourself. like doubting yourself. like loving someone else more than your own self

  74. In a room full of people, want to be yourself.

  75. Seek and you will find

  76. Things do not have meaning. We assign meaning to everything.

  77. You will never influence the world by being just like it

  78. “You don’t want to find another person to make you happy; you want to find someone to share your already-existing joy with.”

  79. The most reliable way to predict the future is to create it

  80. The same people who are candy to our eyes can be poison to our hearts. Study their ingredients before feeding them to your soul

  81. Stay away from people who make you feel like you're hard to love

  82. Concentrate on your strengths instead of your weaknesses, on your powers instead of your problems.

  83. If something doesn’t nourish your mind, body or soul, get rid if it.

  84. You think you deserve this pain, but you don't

  85. Radiate love.

  86. "You'll never find me where you left me."

  87. Take life day by day and be grateful for the little things. Don’t get caught up in what you can’t control. Focus on the positive.

  88. Be thankful for everybody in your life, good and bad, past and present. They all made you the person that you are today.

  89. Happiness is a choice, not a result. Nothing will make you happy until you choose to be happy.

  90. Better an "oops" than a "what if"

  91. lose your mind ↠ find your soul.

  92. "Pray until the situations changes. Miracles happen every day, so never stop believing. God can change things very quickly. "

  93. one of the biggest mistakes I made in life is thinking ppl will show me the same love I showed them

  94. Let bitter tendencies go.

  95. Remember the five simple rules to be happy: Free your heart from hatred. Free your mind from worries. Live simply. Give more. Expect less.

  96. appreciate the people I lose a connection with but gain a lesson from.

  97. “I must learn to love the fool in me - the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries.”

  98. "You gotta overvalue yourself sometime. Know your worth and add taxes to it."

  99. It's not how much we give, but much love we put into giving

  100. “Surround yourself with the people who make you better, and you will have better outcomes.”

  101. with freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy

  102. For what it's worth it's never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you're proud of, and if you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start over.

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