Sometimes encouraging words are all that we need when going, and growing, thorough a loss. Below are ten powerful thoughts to help you move forward and to heal.
If you believe yourself unfortunate, because you have loved and lost, perish the thought. One who has loved truly, can never lose entirely.
–Napoleon Hill, American author
What is extraordinary about us is that we each have the capacity to rise like the phoenix out of our ashes, to create ourselves newly, to begin again….Maybe the true purpose of suffering is that out of our pain, we will rise, expand, grow and achieve.
–Judy Tatelbaum, American author/therapist
The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears.
–John Vance Cheney, American poet
The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning.
–Ivy Baker Priest, American politician
All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.
–Helen Keller, deaf/blind American author
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
–Oprah Winfrey, American television host
Pain nourishes courage. You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.
–Mary Tyler Moore, American actress
Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which, in prosperous circumstances, would have lain dormant.
–Horace, Roman Poet
Life is a series of experiences, each of which makes us bigger, even though it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward.
–Henry Ford, American industrialist
After pain is always a new opportunity. You can count on it, like the day following the night.
–Anthony Robbins, American self-help author/speaker
NOTE: All the above quotations are from Learning to Laugh When You Feel Like Crying: Embracing Life After Loss (Goodman Beck Publishing, 2011)