Food Storage & Other Adventures in Motherhood

Encouraging Words for Moms

by heather

If you are anything like me and if you’re reading my blog you probably are, at least a little bit, everything is not always going exactly how you would like. Between cooking, cleaning, shopping, working and spending time with the kids there isn’t enough money or time and the house isn’t clean enough. It can be easy to get discouraged when you try so hard and things are still not lining up with the vision that you have in your head. You or did I mean me? could probably use some encouragement. Here are a few quotes for you (some I’ve put up before, some are new):

There is always, always, always something to be thankful for.

Remember happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.

If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look beautiful- Roald Dahl

A smooth sea never made for a skillful sailor.

Nothing is permanent in this wicked world, not even our troubles. -Charlie Chaplin

When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don’t throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer. -Corrie Ten Boom

Above all be the heroine of your life, not the victim.-Nora Ephron

When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody notices, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and most of the audience sleeps.-John Lennon

If you’re going through hell, keep going. -Winston Churchill

Homemaking is surely in reality the most important work in the world. What do ships, railways, mine cars and government, etc., exist for except that people may be warmed and safe in their own home? … [The homemaker’s] is the job for which all others exist. – C.S. Lewis

There are no adequate substitutes for father, mother, and children bound together in a loving commitment to nurture and protect. No government, no matter how well-intentioned, can take the place of the family in the scheme of things.- Gerald Ford

The way that mothers nurture their children may make babies smarter, healthier and better able to deal with stress. These are qualities that will carry through their lives and into the lives of their own children. -Louann Brizendine, M.D. and neuropsychologist

Children keep us in check. Their laughter prevents our hearts from hardening. Their dreams ensure we never lose our drive to make ours a better world. They are the greatest disciplinarians known to mankind. – Queen Rania of Jordan

Mothers reflect God’s loving presence on earth. – William R. Webb

I also thought this post  about why motherhood matters was well worth the reading. This one about how to be an unhappy mom is also worth your time.

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