Just as the trees changing colors and letting go of their leaves are beautiful, so too can be the closing to this mind-blowing year. Usually in October I will post inspirational quotes that are fall related, about change, or about fear. We are going to post something a little different for the October Thoughts to Inspire. There are other important dates in October other than Halloween (which is what usually stands out).
It is also All Saints Day/Month.
For the October Thoughts to Inspire, I have chosen to share with you inspirational quotes from Saints. If not for the obvious presentation of it being the month of All Saints, but to reflect that our Saints sustained great suffering, and still managed to inspire others in spite of it. We can all learn from them, whether we are religious or not.
Some of the most influential figures of our time are Saints.
Whether you have a Christian background or not, there is no denying that these individuals were highly inspirational. You will notice that one of the most influential Saints that inspire so many people to this day, is not listed here. It is because in May I dedicated the Thoughts to Inspire to Mothers, and Mother Teresa inspires all of us to this day. To view some of her most powerful inspirational quotes, you can click here. I will also link to it again at the end of this post.
Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe. –St. Augustine
Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss, and ends with a teardrop. –St. Augustine
A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love. –Saint Basil the Great
Light of my heart, do not let my darkness speak to me. –St. Augustine
Have patience with all things, but, first of all with yourself. –St. Francis de Sales
Seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand. –St. Augustine
Scattered by light, hatred can only be conquered by love. –St. Pope John Paul II
The truth is like a lion; you don’t have to defend it. Let it loose; it will defend itself. –St. Augustine
We do not inherit the Earth from our parents, we borrow it from our children. –Antoine De Saint-Exupery
There are many things that can only be seen through eyes that have cried.–St. Oscar Romero
I hope you will continue to find inspiration in your lives, and that the October Thoughts to Inspire did just that. For the inspirational quotes from Mother Teresa, click here.
If you would like to see quotes from October last year, you can click here; And for 2018 is here.
I’m April, a wife and mother of two. Since the end of 2010 I have been battling autoimmune diseases: and facing those have left me with limited physical abilities, limited energy, and limited funds; so I created this blog to document my journey : to simplifying my life, hopefully finding tips and tricks and resources to help save me time, money, and energy. I am hoping not only to share my journey, but to inspire others with similar challenges. Personally I think everyone would welcome ways to save time, money, and energy, but to some it is imperative. The content you can expect to see includes life hacks, organizational and time management resources, tips and tricks to saving money, ideas and resources for making money doing simple tasks or passively, and simple inexpensive gift giving ideas. To those of you who may be concerned that this may just be one big pity party, I want to be clear. I have conditions that have altered my abilities, but this is about taking as much control over my life as I possibly can, and to make it a positive experience. I will not however, turn anyone away if they ask about my illnesses specifically. Perhaps they are newly diagnosed, and need some advice that I haven’t shared. I encourage those individuals to contact me any time. I want people to be able to positively bounce ideas off of one another to make it a blog that everyone can benefit from.