What is the most important thing to you in this life?

Although such a simple question may have passed through our minds many times, not everyone has stopped to ponder thoroughly in their busy lives. Only when the pandemic comes, many of us have more time to ponder life’s true meaning. You may find many views from family, books, or religion. However, these are just references for us to find the answers to our own life.

What did I use to think?

Personally, I used to be taught that we need to work to be wealthy and live happily. There was a time I used to limit myself to my own concept of happiness. I used to think that wealth was important to my happiness. However, in the context of months of staying at home and hearing the continuously increasing number of cases and deaths every day, I felt that life is more fragile. I just start to wonder if my happiness concept remains true?

What if I was given a choice?

If I can choose my lifestyle right now, I would like to leave the city and return to my hometown. In such a distant place, I can grow my own vegetables, cook my own meals, learn meditation, yoga, learn to love myself, and stay close to nature. Anyway, in the 4.0 era, seeing and learning what personal share on social networks somehow helps me not to feel alone. I can also discover my new limits or talents. And because I always find positivity in difficulties, I understand more about the meaning of my existence in this life.

What made me think differently?

When reading the book Many lives, Many times by author Nguyen Phong, I think that all my relationships in this life, especially with my family members, maybe great predestined ones from a previous life. I also feel the happiness comes from simple things. I start wanting to share with those who are struggling in living. I believe that many people may sleep under bridges due to job loss, and inability to pay rent. When I’m kind to people, I feel my heart is bigger and humanity makes me feel warmer.

What is the most important thing to me this time and thereafter?

Although the prospect of extinguishing the pandemic is still far away, I think we will have to live with the pandemic for the economy to return to normal. Of course, we also need to stay distant, wear masks, disinfect, work from home to protect ourselves. More importantly, we need to adapt to this new life and find out what is lasting happiness within us. I understand that love and kindness are the most important things in my life now. And some quotes below would make sense to me this time and thereafter.

What are quotes that inspire you? What do you think is the most important thing in your life right now?







20 Inspirational self-love quotes that makes you stronger

We used to care too much about what people think about us, act upon what others expect us to do, and do things to please others. Even when things go wrong in a relationship, we often blame ourselves because we are not good enough to your partner.

Chances are, things might go wrong if you are not staying true about yourself. Loving yourselves help improve self-worth, happiness, self-validation and makes you happy with or without a partner. It helps strengthen the relationship, making sure each other not be needy and too much dependable on the relationship. 

On the other hand, many people are afraid that self-loving is selfish so they forget how to take good care of themselves. Loving yourself or self-love is to focus on yourself with self care and positive encouragement, while being selfish is to think and act for the sake of yourself, without paying attention to others. 

Then again, self-love means to take care of yourself for your well-being and happiness. It makes you become a positive, kind, and happy person which then maybe inspires others to live a more positive life.

Reading these quotes would inspire you about why we need to love ourselves, so that loving yourself can bring about our best energy to focus on what we really want to achieve in our life, attract what we want the universe to do about, and be happy all about it.

  1. “Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” -Lucille Ball.
  2. “To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.” -Robert Morely.
  3. “If you aren’t good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you’ll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren’t even giving to yourself.” – Barbara De Angelis.
  4. “Self-care is never a selfish act—it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.” – Parker Palmer.
  5. “When I accept myself just as I am, I am freed from the burden of needing you to accept me.” – Dr. Steve Maraboli.
  6. “If you can learn to love yourself and all the flaws, you can love other people so much better. And that makes you so happy.” -Kristin Chenoweth.
  7. “The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself.” – Maya Angelou.
  8. “If you’re searching for that one person that will change your life, take a look in the mirror.”- Shantanu Kohli.
  9. “One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.”– Shannon L. Alder.
  10. “If you have the ability to love, love yourself first.” – Charles Bukowski.
  11. “You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.” – Wayne W.Dyer.
  12. “Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down.” – Roy T.Bennett.
  13. “Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” – Louise Hay.
  14. “The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.”- Mark Twain.
  15. “When you stop living your life based on what others think of you, real life begins. At that moment, you will finally see the door of self-acceptance opened.”- Shannon L.Alder.
  16. “You can’t really love someone else unless you really love yourself first.” – Fred Rogers.
  17. “If you love yourself, you love others. If you hate yourself, you hate others.” Osho.
  18. “If you make friends with yourself, you will never be alone.” – Maxwell Maltz.
  19. “To accept ourselves as we are means to value our imperfections as much as our perfections.”– Sandra Bierig.
  20. “If you do not respect your own wishes, no one else will. You will simply attract people who disrespect you as much as you do.”- Vironika Tugaleva.

15 motivational quotes for the new year

Here the new year 2021 has come. We have been all passing through a tough year which no one could have ever anticipated. A lot of things can happen, both the good and bad things during the year. Right now at this moment, it’s a good time to reflect on our achievement in the past as well as our hope for the future. 

This writing will give you the best New Year motivational quotes to remind you to embrace what life has offered, unfold the new beginning to stand strong together in the context of the pandemic challenge, and not forget to chase your goals of the brighter future of 2021. 

  1. “Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” – Oprah Winfrey.
  2. “Every woman and man should be born again on the first day of January. Start with a fresh page.” – Henry Ward Beecher.
  3. “If you asked me for my New Year Resolution, it would be to find out who I am.” – Cyril Cusack.
  4. “Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one.” – Brad Paisley.
  5.  “New year—a new chapter, new verse, or just the same old story? Ultimately we write it. The choice is ours.” – Alex Morritt.
  6. “What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year.” – Vern McLellan.
  7. “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”- Harriet Tubman.
  8. “Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect”- Alan Cohen.
  9. “The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals” – Melody Beattie.
  10. “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson.
  11. “What a wonderful thought it is that some of the best days of our lives haven’t even happened yet.” – Anne Frank.
  12. “New Year’s Day. A fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written. New questions to be asked, embraced, and loved. Answers to be discovered and then lived in this transformative year of delight and self-discovery. Today carve out a quiet interlude for yourself in which to dream, pen in hand. Only dreams give birth to change.” – Sarah Ban Breathnach.
  13. “I close my eyes to old ends. And open my heart to new beginnings.” – Nick Frederickson.
  14. “And suddenly you know: It’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.” – Meister Eckhart.
  15. “Every single year, we’re a different person. I don’t think we’re the same person all of our lives.” – Steven Spielberg.