An inspired life is a happy life, one that sort of feels a bit magical. In case you’re in need of an uplifting nudge in a happier direction, here are some short inspiring messages to feed your joy and fuel your love.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.” – Marianne Williamson
These short inspiring messages are written from a place of loving kindness, because we all need a little inspiration now and then (though I prefer it at least twice a day).“Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” – Maya Angelou Click To Tweet
Please enjoy, and let the short inspiring messages you’re about to read sink into your soul and spark joy, hope, and peace in your day.
10 Short Inspiring Messages for the Heart & Soul
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
If you can embrace this message, or at least openly consider the perspective, your life can change in wonderful ways. Difficult times will happen, and we can still keep our smile, our sense of humor, and our trust that perhaps there’s a beautiful pattern being laid out.
The meaning is sometimes hard to see in the moment, yet a bird’s eye view could lend some loving insight on the winding path.
Keep your joy close to you, for love will never leave you. Keep trusting, because your journey is your life, and happiness is found in the journey (not the destination). How you get to the destination is up to you, through your priorities and choices.
You ou can always choose to see again, and you can always prioritize love and happiness and peace and gratitude, at anytime on this journey. 💚
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
Continue to adore this. Have always hope, for in your deepest struggle lies your greatest strength. And since hope is greater than fear, we can create in our hearts the love that will light the way. Our desperation becomes inspiration. Our trials become transcendent experiences. Our lives become possibility. 💚
3. Never stop looking up.
Keep looking up, it’s the secret to living a happy and good life. There is something good waiting for you to notice it. 💚
4. I vow to stop worrying, and to start loving.
When you stop worrying you can start loving more. If you give doubt and anxiety less room in your heart to live and thrive, peace and happiness can grow. If you prioritize positivity, negativity begins to dissolve.
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.
5. “Believe it’s possible to be happy.” – J. W.
The way things are right now are not the way things must be forever. If you feel stuck in any unwanted feeling—anger, anxiety, frustration, stress—just believe that it’s possible to be happy again. Be willing to let the possibility be there. If we just shift our perception a tiny bit, we will see that there is another way. 💚
6. Love not hate.
Let us love and not hate. Let us remember that kindness and patience, forgiveness and friendship are signs of the love that would save us from the separation we feel. Let this poem be a reminder to judge less and love more. Let it be a voice for compassion and a silencer of indifference.
Let us not be indifferent to the hatred and fear we see and hear, but let us instead become a loving response to it all. Let us see the darkness in the world as a lack of love, and nothing else—the kind of love we can and must give. We can be the light.
When we hate something, we chain ourselves to it. When we love, we become a powerful force of creation rather than destruction. We are here to heal, not harm. 💚Click To Tweet
7. “Embrace uncertainty. Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives won’t have a title until much later.” – BG
Love, love this! Embrace uncertainty because life is a beautiful mystery. Sometimes it’s scary when we don’t know where we are headed, or what’s to come, but what a wonderful thought it is that the best has yet to come.
Believe in your ability to figure things out as you go. Believe in where your heart takes you. Believe in the endless possibilities for bigger happiness and deeper peace as you move forward. Stay open and willing to turn the next page and 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 we need to be broken open so that the light has a way of getting 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 your life is your own. It’s the day you become mindful of your inner world without judgment. It happens when you decide to live a life that feels like it’s truly yours. It’s the decision to accept what is, to be happy with what you have, and to be in love with life right here, right now.
It is a peaceful existence in the presence of who you really are. 💚“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt Click To Tweet
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, let’s place our attention on what usually goes unseen. Energy flows where intention goes. There are always flowers for those who would see them. There’s always something to be thankful for and something to smile about.
Your life *is the reason* to be happy.
A closed door only shows us that there’s another way. There is no limit placed on possibilities. There is no order of difficulty in miracles. 💚
- What inspires you?
- What keeps you feeling creatively involved with life?
- What motivates you to move toward what you love, instead of following in the footsteps of fear?
Please share your own thoughts, insights, messages, and stories with me in the comments.
Share these short inspiring messages with someone who could use a little lift today.
You inspire the world, simply because you give the world something it otherwise would not have: you.
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