Encouraging Quotes

Every once and a while it is lovely to read quotes that inspire reflection and ignite revelation. As I put together this list of five quotes that spoke to me, I came away with the strong sense that:

Blessings can be found in our sorrows.

I have seen this to be true in my own life. I never would have imagined being thankful for all I have learned from Zachary’s death, but I have grown a great deal as a person as a result. Yes, I want my son back every day, but I see that I have discovered so many gifts in this life post-loss.

My son helped me find my voice as a writer and artist. He helped me appreciate my living children and life in general. He gave me a mission: to support people like myself who are forced to live this “new normal” after loss. Zachary helped me rediscover who I am as a woman and a mother. Those are priceless gifts.

Each and every day I am thankful to be alive and eager to enjoy the ride.

I hope these quotes speak to you and encourage your heart. Please comment below with which one you enjoyed – or even another quote that you would like to share. Thank you for reading and being a part of this community.

Big hugs,

Alexis Marie

QUOTES Wanted Chosen Planned Alexis Marie Chute

“When we meet real tragedy in life,
we can react in two ways —
either by losing hope
and falling into self-destructive habits,
or by using the challenge
to find our inner strength.”

The Dalai Lama


“We are all visitors to this time, this place.
We are just passing through.
Our purpose here is to observe,
to learn, to grow, to LOVE…
and then we return home.”

– Aborigine philosophy 


“Adversity introduces us to ourselves.”

– Author unknown


“You can gain strength, courage and confidence
by every experience in which
you really stop to look fear in the face.
You must do the thing
which you think you cannot do.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt 


“Be who you are and say what you feel,
because those who mind don’t matter
and those who matter don’t mind.”

– Dr. Seuss 

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