19 Apr 2014
in A to Z challenge, Blogging Challenge
Tags: A to Z challenge, art, depression, depression quotes, doodles, drawing, inspiration, mental halth quotes, Mental Health, motivational quotes, quotes
I like quotes, especially the inspirational ones. They lift me up when I am feeling down. Some of them mention facts of life that are so simple and so true that they are usually overlooked. For example “If you are tired of starting over, stop giving up!” Well, duh! I don’t know who said it, but they are smart. It’s a truth that we don’t often think about.
I can also appreciate negative quotes sometimes. I usually struggle to put how I am feeling into words. In this case I rely on quotes or even better, picture quotes to illustrate what is going on in my head.
I’m going to post some of my favourite quotes that describe depression or inspire hope and motivation. I usually try to draw my own pictures to go with the quotes. If you’ve been following my blog, you may recognize some of the cartoons. I’ll keep the negative quotes to the end, so if you don’t want to see them, you can just skip them.
Hold on to hope.
Creativity is Allowing Yourself to Make Mistakes
It’s ok if all you did today was just breathe
Success is the ability to go from one failure to another without loss of enthusiasm.
Tomorrow is fresh with no mistakes in it -Miss Stacy (Anne of Green Gables)
It’s not who you think you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you are not.
Sometimes it’s okay to look back, just to remind yourself how much stronger you are now than you were then.
Use what talent you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except for those that sang best
Perfectionism doesn’t make you fell perfect, it makes you feel inadequate
Courage is not the absense of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important -Ambrose Redmoon
Live, Laugh, Love.
Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain
Logic will get you from A to Z. Imagination will get you everywhere – Einstein
A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing grows there
F.E.A.R. Forget Everything and Run or Face Everything and Rise. Your choice.
Too many people undervalue what they are and over value what they are not.
Be stubborn about your goals, flexible about your methods
H.O.P.E. Hold on, pain ends
Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise
You may not see it, but depression hurts too.
Depression is a cruel punishment. There are no fevers, no rashes, no blood tests to send people scurrying in concern. Just the slow errosion of self.
Brain fog picture quote
The depression cycle picture quote
Monsters don’t sleep under your bed, they sleep inside your head
I can’t live with a broken heart, so I mend it and pretend it doesn’t hurt
It’s ok to be a glowstick, sometimes we need to break before we shine
I feel so empty, yet I feel so much pain.
Depression picture quote
Not all scars show, not all wounds heal. Sometimes you can’t always see the pain someone feels
Ball of shame picture quote