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14 Inspiring Quotations for 2017

by Grace Bonney

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These days I’ve found myself more and more inspired by the tiny bits and moments of wisdom and inspiration that exist online. From hand-written quotations to beautifully painted advice, your updates have kept me going and given me the fuel and hope I’ve needed to keep up my schedule of work, volunteering and social activism. Whether you’re looking for the motivation to approach a difficult conversation, a rough day at work or just need a little boost to remind yourself to dream big and ask for what you really want, these submissions from our #DSInspire hashtag challenge will get your day started on the right foot. xo, grace

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  • Grace, thank you so very much for these inspirations – they have come at the perfect time. My eldest child has just started his first year of university this week (I live in Australia). All sorts of Mum emotions surfacing – happiness, pride, worry about the demands and pressures of university (he is studying engineering). As a Mum, that strong instinct to protect your child from adversity is a double edged sword. But I know that adversity is what leads to resilience and strength. My Father often said that trees in a forest do not become tall, strong and with wide trunks without being buffeted by strong winds, forcing them to set down strong roots.

  • Some say Van Gogh was mentally ill. He definitely did not want to be “normal”. But then again, the same question comes, “what IS normal”?
    Then, was he “crazy”, the term some like to use? He was…he was crazy original and beautiful.

  • Love these! Especially the Elise Joy board. My favourite is from Rumi: ‎”You already have the precious mixture that will make you well. Use it.”

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