Getty: Serg Myshkovsky

Getty: Serg Myshkovsky

It’s fall. For most of us that means the days are growing shorter and colder and we may wake up to a darkened sky. But, there’s more than one way to add a little light to your day. Here are seven days of inspiring quotes that we love to help you have a brighter, better day.

Pick one or two, write them on a brightly colored Post-it note and stick them somewhere you will see them when you start your day. So in the words of Iyanla Van Zant, “Take a breath. Pause,” read your favorite quote and let the day begin.

“Have patience with all things, but first of all with yourself.”

                                                                                  -Saint Francis de Sales

“Saying yes to happiness means saying no to people and things that stress you out.”

                                                                                  -Thema Davis

“Grace is available for each of us every day – our spiritual daily bread – but we’ve got to remember to ask for it with a grateful heart and not worry about whether there will be enough for tomorrow.”

                                                                                  -Sarah Ban Breathnach

“You have the power to rewrite your story. What story will you choose to tell?”

     -Iyanla Van Zant

 “Happy people don’t have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything.”


“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it. Change your attitude. Don’t complain.”

-Maya Angelou

“It’s not what you call me, but what I answer to.”

-African proverb ~


About Fierce Fridays — Tips for Weekend Well-Being

We each cherish those precious days off at the end of the week, but increasingly those of us who are charter members of the sisterhood of the stressed and overworked are losing our Saturday and Sunday leisure time to weekend work and domestic duties.

To make sure that you do something every weekend that’s just for you, we’ll be sharing a little advice to make those 48 hours a great time to recharge your batteries, bring a little good news into your life, or discover a quick and easy way to improve your health.