I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.

Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be.

Look at what you’ve got and make the best of it. It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.

Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.

Being who you are is another way of accepting yourself.

You’re imperfect, and you’re wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.

Fear is inevitable, I have to accept that, but I cannot allow it to paralyze me.

Accept your past without regret, handle your present with confidence, and face your future without fear.

When we can no longer change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.

You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.

The way you treat yourself sets the standard for others.

To wish you were someone else is to waste the person you are.

If it isn’t good, let it die. If it doesn’t die, make it good.

If your number one goal is to make sure that everyone likes and approves of you, then you risk sacrificing your uniqueness, and, therefore, your excellence.

Happiness is really a deep harmonious inner satisfaction and approval.

Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.

Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.

Serenity comes when you trade expectations for acceptance.

Enjoy your own life without comparing it with that of another.

Love isn’t a state of perfect caring. It is an active noun, like struggle. To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now.