I compiled these motivating quotes about change and gratitude for you because they help me when I need inspiration.

Like you, I dance in many roles: daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, friend, colleague, entrepreneur, caregiver, nurturer, and wife. Each one requires the ability to be flexible, available, and vulnerable.  Life teaches those skills if you are willing to notice, listen, and learn.

As I look back, mine has been a journey of lessons.  Some of them learned the hard way, while for others, I was smart enough to learn from someone else.  Consequently, I rely on words of wisdom at the most difficult and challenging times of my life.  When I read what other people have experienced, it helps me to know that I am not alone, that others have gone before me, and not only survived but thrived. I am motivated and inspired to do better. What I learn, I teach.

Here’s to becoming inspired!


Find Courage Through These Quotes About Change

The only constant in life is change.  The choice we have is to fight or go with the flow.

Change can be exceedingly difficult for some people, and it takes courage to face the unknown.

There is no right or wrong way to face change—but there is a better way.  It helps when you stop looking in the rearview mirror. You’re not going that way. Instead, look through the windshield and face each change with courage.  Then, take these quotes about change to heart.

quotes about change

“When life gives you a rainy day, play in the puddles.”


“New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.”

~Lao Tzu

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”


“If you don’t create change, change will create you.”


“If you focus on results, you will never change.  If you focus on change, you will get results.”

~Jack Dixon

“Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.”

~Albert Einstein

“There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist or accept responsibility for changing them.”

~Denis Waitley

 “It’s not because things are difficult that we dare not venture. It’s because we dare not venture that they are difficult.”


“The beautiful thing about setbacks is they introduce us to our strengths.”

~Robin Sharma

 “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.”

~Alan Watts

 “At any given moment, you have the power to say: This is not how the story is going to end.”

~Christine Mason Miller

“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”

~Wayne Dyer



Unwrap the Gift from These Quotes About Gratitude

On those days when you struggle to find the good in people, happiness in a song, or beauty in the sunshine, express gratitude.  When you’d rather crawl back into bed and pull up the covers, be grateful.

My gratitude journal is my best friend on days like that. Because I write in it almost every day, the journal becomes a beautiful reminder. I open to a page and read about the little things and the big things that have happened, for which I am grateful.

I’ve discovered that when I feel grateful, I cannot also feel hurt, angry, or depressed. It’s how the brain works. Here are some quotes about gratitude to inspire you.

quotes about gratitude will lift your spirit.

“Begin each day with a grateful heart.”


“Every day may not be good, but there’s something good in every day.  Notice and be grateful.”


“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”

~William Arthur Ward

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”

~Robert Brault

“As we express gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.”

~John F. Kennedy

“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.”

~Eckhart Tolle

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”

~Oprah Winfrey

“Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves and spend without fear of bankruptcy.”

~Fred De Witt Van Amburgh

 “If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily.”

~Gerald Good

“This is a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before.”

~Maya Angelou


Take the First Step–with Gratitude

When life-changing moments suddenly flip your world upside down, you may not know who you are anymore or what comes next. These quotes about change may help.  And reaching out to someone who has been where you are can help, too. I help women go from panicked to powerful, and from rocky to resilient, so they can land in a place where they find courage and clarity. They build confidence along the way and learn to live a life guided by their values and vision.  To learn more about where you are today and what you can do to move forward with grace and gratitude, spend some time reviewing María’s courses, then let’s chat about what us the best first step for you. Request a complimentary Discovery Session with María.