Need a pick-me-up?
In today’s chaotic world, it can be difficult to stay positive. Everyone is stressed, busy, lonely, or just plain sad at some point or another and it’s important to be there to lift your friends’ spirits when they feel down.
Quotes have a way of picking us up when we need it, so why not share them with those who are struggling to keep their head up? Certain words have the power to bring that positivity back into our lives and brighten our moods instantly.
Life is full of negative experiences and struggles. We’re human, which means we are wired to focus on the bad to avoid threats. It takes actual work to remain positive but it’s worth it.
Sure, texting a friend to “stay positive” is thoughtful but it’s hardly enough to help anyone out. Let’s face it — most of the time we won’t be able to string words of hope and positivity together like authors and poets, so leave the hard work to those who can and send a quote their way.
Support your loved ones as they power through setbacks with quotes about the benefits of a positive attitude and choosing to look on the bright side no matter what.
Below are 25 of the best positive quotes to share with your friends when they need a pick-me-up.
1. Embrace positivity to gain greater power.
“A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances instead of your circumstances having power over you.” — Joyce Meyer
2. Control your attitude.
“You may not be able to control every situation and its outcome, but you can control your attitude and how you deal with it.” — Unknown
3. Think positive thoughts.
“A negative thinker sees a difficulty in every opportunity. A positive thinker sees an opportunity in every difficulty.” — Zig Ziglar
4. Choose to be a leader.
“Being positive in a negative situation is not naive. It’s leadership.” — Ralph Marston
5. Your life is what you make it.
“A negative mind will never give you a positive life.” — Ziad K. Abdelnour
6. Success doesn’t come without some positive thinking.
“To succeed, we must believe that we can.” — Michael Korda
7. Make this your mantra.
“I release my negative thoughts, to create space for positive thinking and optimism.” — Unknown
8. Remind your friend of the importance of a positive mindset.
“You don’t need a new sunrise to start over, you only need a new mindset.” — Unknown
9. It’s all about your beliefs.
“Decide what you want. Believe you can have it. Believe that you deserve it, and believe it’s possible for you.” — Jack Canfield
10. Tomorrow always brings a second chance.
“Life always offers you a second change. It’s called tomorrow.” — Unknown
11. Don’t be afraid of falling.
“Before Alice got to Wonderland, she had to fall.” — Unknown
12. Be like a child.
“Be like a very small joyous child, living gloriously in the ever-present now, without a single worry or concern about even the next moment of time.” — Eileen Caddy
13. Everything depends on our reaction.
“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” — Charles R. Swindoll
14. Choose to be optimistic.
“Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.” — William James
15. Look for the best in everything and everyone.
“The most effective way to achieve the right relations with any living thing is to look for the best in it, and then help that best into the fullest expression.” — Allen J. Boone
16. Life depends on your view of it.
“People get disturbed not so much by events, but by the view which they take of them.” — Epictetus
17. See the beauty in the world.
“And I think to myself, what a wonderful world.” — Louis Armstrong
18. A positive attitude goes a long way.
“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” — Lou Holtz
19. Positivity lead you to achieve the impossible.
“A positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.” — Winston Churchill
20. It’s all about your attitude.
“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” — Unknown
21. Be the sunshine.
“When you can’t find the sunshine, be the sunshine.” — Unknown
22. Don’t let negativity control your life.
“What consumes your mind, controls your life.” — Unknown
23. Attitude decides altitude.
“Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.” — Zig Ziglar
24. Focus on the good.
“Forget all the reasons why it won’t work and believe the one reason why it will.” — Ziad K. Abdelnour
25. Always anticipate good things to happen.
“Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen.” — Sukhraj Dhillon
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Mehruba Chowdhury is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture and relationship topics.