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Having a chronic illness can feel like I am fighting a battle everyday but one thing I find extremely helpful is reading little words of inspiration. Through all the challenges I face in life I find inspirational quotes can be incredible words of encouragement in whatever I am facing. 

I did a poll on my Instagram story (@findyourownhope) asking how many of you guys find words of inspiration and encouragement helpful… and 85% of you said YES – you found it helpful too! 

I am one of those people who loves new ways to think about things and I’ve discovered these little words of encouragement really help inspire and give me perspective

I think little reminders like wall hangings, posters or even post-it notes with messages of encouragement really help to centre me and bring me back to the present moment. I have a bunch of self-made quotes and notes pinned up around my house, as well as a little calendar with daily reminders and quotes. 

But my newest edition to my collection is this canvas from Photowall of one of my favourite quotes by Martin Luther King Jnr. This quote really spoke to me when I was bed bound and struggling through the worst days of my illness a few years back. Seeing this canvas everyday has really engrained this incredible quote in my mind but it has also reminded me of how far I have come in my journey and that really gives me hope. It also inspires me to spread love and light into the world, and this reminder always warms my heart. 

If you would like to order from Photowall you can use the code: findyourownhope25 to get 25% off! The code is valid until 20th of June 2020. They sell wall murals, wall paper, canvas prints and posters!

I also asked on Instagram what were some of your favourite quotes or words of encouragement. Here is what some of you said: 

“Courage conquers all things.”

“Where focus goes, energy flows.” 

“If at first you succeed, try something harder.” 

“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

“Find joy in the little things!” 

“You are brave and brilliant and oh so resilient.” 

“Do the best you can with what you have where you are.”

Thanks so much for reading and feel free to share your favourite words of inspiration below, I would love to read them!! Also you can get 25% off your Photowall order with the code: findyourownhope25 (valid until 20th of June 2020). If you use the code message me on Instagram – I’d love to see what you order!

*This post is not sponsored. The links/codes in this post are not affiliate, but the canvas was gifted.

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  • Nadya

    Thank you very much for this! Amazing post!


    • sadminray

      Thank you!! Hope you are doing well x

  • Katerina

    I love inspirational quotes – and your wall hanging is lovely! I wish I was one of those clever people who can come up with these hopes which make people feel better!

    • sadminray

      Me too!! Inspirational quotes are great! x

  • Mercy

    That’s is such a cute corner, the chair, the sunflowers and yes the wall art look fantastic. I believe quotes lift up moods as that’s what they do to me. You look beautiful and calm.

    • sadminray

      Thanks so much!! I re did it recently and I love it too hehe

  • Rena

    You are so brave, dear Susie! Thank you for sharing all these wonderful encouraging words – take care and all the best!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    • sadminray

      Thank you so much for the love and support Rena – I hope you are doing well x

  • Mica

    What a lovely quote to have printed, a good thing to remind ourselves of regularly! 🙂

    Hope that you are having a good weekend 🙂 Since some of the restrictions have been relaxed in Brisbane we were able to enjoy a picnic yesterday! With social distancing of course, it was so nice to enjoy some time in the park.

    • sadminray

      Aw I am glad you love it too!! Aw yay! I have been going on a few picnics since restrictions have lifted too – I hope you and your family are going well x

  • Radi

    Ohh I love this positive canvas. So necessary to look at in days when things get harder.

    • sadminray

      Yes I think so too!

  • Ellis James Designs

    Great choice of quote! And i love how you styled your corner, it looks lovely!

    • sadminray

      Thank you so much!! I love it too!

  • ApparelsFly

    Lovely all quotes, but this one is simply great “Find joy in the little things!”


    • sadminray

      I think finding joy in the little things is so important!

  • Naya

    I love Martin’s quotes and the one you have framed is brilliant. I have a few of my favorite quotes hanging on my walls, they are the best visual reminders one could think of! Hope you’re doing well xx


    • sadminray

      Aw I love that you do this too! I think keeping them around the house is a great reminder!

  • Emily

    I adore this quote by Martin Luther King and what a perfect canvas for you to have up! I’m definitely someone who enjoys a good quote, I love finding one that perfectly describes how I’m feeling when even I can’t put it into words.

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    • sadminray

      Yes me too!! It’s a nice feeling to have words that you can connect with and feel understood, even when we can’t put it into words ourselves <3

  • Missy May

    Nothing like a good word of encouragement. It nourishes the soul. You are such a beauty, Susie.

    • sadminray

      Yes it really does!

  • Tiziana Olbrich

    Hi Susie, oh I love this post!! It gave me a little smile and definitely a better mood 🙂
    I love inspirational quotes and I especially love the quote on your picture, it’s so true!

    Have a great day,

    • sadminray

      Aw I am glad you did! I hope you are going well xx

  • Kara

    I always love reading inspirational quotes, so thank you for sharing some of them! The canvas with the quote is a great idea and a perfect reminder to see every day. I hope you’re doing well x

    • sadminray

      Me too!! I love them so much 🙂

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