Words That Inspired Me In May 2022
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Words That Inspired Me In May 2022

For the last few months I’ve taken to writing down words that have inspired me during the day. My Bujo has a few pages dedicated to this. I’ve decided to turn this into a post every month.

Words That Inspired Me In May 2022

1 May – You must let life flow naturally, for life’s secret is patience; you must stop pushing for change and allow things to unfold. – Leon Brown

2 May – Self-discipline isn’t depriving yourself of things, it’s giving yourself freedom from being controlled by them. – Cory Allen

3 May – As much as we like to talk about what we can accomplish, there’s so much to accomplish in slowing down and accepting ourselves. – LeAnn Rimes

4 May – Sometimes when we just stand still, the Grace finds us. – Mary Davis

5 May – You cannot find peace by avoiding life. – Michael Cunningham

6 May – Be steady and well ordered in your life so that you can be fierce and original in your work. – Gustave Flaubert

7 May – Question everything. Your love, your religion, your passion. If you don’t have questions, you will never find answers. – Colleen Hoover

8 May – We are surrounded by story. – Alice McDermott

9 May – You can’t live your life for other people. You’ve got to do what’s right for you, even if it hurts some people you love. – Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

10 May – Intentional living is the art of making our own choices before others’ choices make us. – Richie Norton

Art by Briony May Smith

11 May – We don’t need so many friends at all. Our heart wants few but authentic, disinterested and sincere ones. – Augustine Degas

12 May – Whatever you are not changing, you are choosing. – Laurie Buchaman

13 May – Limit your ‘always’ and ‘nevers’. – Amy Poehler

14 May – Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around. – Henry David Thoreau

15 May – Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm but to add colour to my sunset sky. – Rabindranath Tagore

16 May – No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world. – N.H. Kleinbaum, Dead Poets Society

17 May – Don’t try to lessen yourself for the world, let the world catch up to you. – Beyonce

18 May – Embrace the glorious mess that you are. – Elizabeth Grace

19 May – The bravest thing you can be is yourself. – Anon

20 May – There are very few people who realize what God would make of them if they abandoned themselves in His hands and let themselves be formed by His Grace. – St Ignatius of Loyola

Artist – Laura Irene

21 May – Perfectionism is an excuse for avoidance. It’s never going to be perfect and it doesn’t matter. Nothing is perfect. What matters is that we engage with life, give our best, and learn as we go.

22 May – You were born to become the protagonist in your story, not the side character. – Holly Kerr

23 May – Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hears. – St Paul in his letter to the Romans

24 May – Believe in yourself. Stay in your own lane. There’s only one you. – Queen Latifah

25 May – We are not created to be thwarted. Rather, we were made for full flowering. – Julia Cameron, Seeking Wisdom: A Spiritual Path To Creative Connection

26 May – When we pursue creative practices, we find ourselves experiencing more synchronicity. We’re often in the right place at the right time, we more open to that loving flow. – Julia Cameron

27 May – Let love start this day. Let love end this day. Let love transform the minutes in between. – Rachel Macy Stafford

28 May – Don’t be pushed around the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart. – Roy T Bennett

29 May – When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy. – Rumi

30 May – It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not. – Andre Gide

31 May – Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. – Omar Khayyam

Which of these resonates with you the most?

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An inspirational writer, a creativity and writing trainer/coach, I write about life, gratitude, healing, wellness, relationships at Everyday Gyaan. I offer training/coaching to anyone looking to explore their creativity and heal through writing via The Frangipani Creative, located in Secunderabad, India. You can also find me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for my weekly newsletter, Bytes of Gyaan, on Substack.

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