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by Kiran on October 11, 2011 · 28 comments

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Happy Tuesday!

Firstly, a heartfelt plea:

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It’s been raining cats and dogs for the last few days. Being a photographer with absolute need of natural light, its difficult to venture outdoors for shooting. The only subjects I’ve been shooting lately are foods. And dare I say how much I am loving it? What’s not to love about food photography. It’s an amazing way to chronology beautiful produce.

Pinterest is an absolute rescue when I am stuck with dreary weather and can’t do anything but pray for a smidgen of sunshine to appear midst thick and low clouds. It’s also an excellent way to begin my morning. If you can’t tell already, I am a huge sucker for motivational mantras and quotes over Pinterest. There’s so much of positive energy to soak up in the technology world. It gives me the drive and motivation to have a fantastic day and get my work done. Reading something like this:

.. seriously makes a difference on how I behave or get things done for the day. Or maybe it’s just another excuse of mine, to get ice cream. Either way, it’s a winner.

And I absolutely love tweeting quotes over on Twitter. It brightens my day and I want to make a difference in not only our lives, but others. Some of my favorites quotes are:

“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

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” ― Oscar Wilde

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” ― Maya Angelou

“Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.” ― Albert Camus

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” ― Dr. Seuss

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

Here are some of my favorite “food for thought” from Pinterest:

I recall attending a motivational seminar as part of my new job and team building. At that time it felt very unnecessary but as the sessions went on, I’d learn to appreciate the essence of loving what I do and to set a great leadership example for my team members. There’s no easy road in life. And I don’t see it just as a stepping stone at workplace. To motivate and set a goal might look unnecassary for a stay at home wife, but these goals and mantras surely serves as my personal guide towards achievement.

My absolute FAVORITE MANTRAS are shared below. It’s insanely good :D

Are you driven by motivational quotes or mantras? What is your all time favorite?

Image(s) source : Pinterest

{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Liana Jacinta October 11, 2011 at 11:18 PM

See, even this we share a common interest!! I love quotes too!!! They are inspirational, gives you an umpphh to start your day with one, matters most when you need it.. Good post Kiran!

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2 Kiran October 18, 2011 at 1:24 AM

Thank you honey! I can always count on your support. You are way too sweet and I miss you! Hugs :)

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3 Punctuation Mark October 12, 2011 at 12:26 AM

i love these quotes… needed a bit of lifting up my mood today!!!
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4 Kiran October 18, 2011 at 1:28 AM

PM,
I am so glad these quotes lifted your mood :) Hoping all is well at your end!

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5 jayendra sharan October 12, 2011 at 2:55 AM

That’s very motivational and beautiful post. Actually one of my hobbies is to collect quotes, and one of my favorite is,

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond to it.
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6 Kiran October 18, 2011 at 1:47 AM

Jayendra,
I absolutely agree with that quote – it’s so refreshing, thanks for sharing :)

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7 Vinod October 12, 2011 at 4:52 AM
8 Kiran October 18, 2011 at 1:48 AM

Vinod,
Thanks, but these quotes are inspirations we need in our life. Not a diet, for sure :)

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9 ChopinandMysaucepan October 12, 2011 at 9:31 AM

This is such a beautiful and inspiring post! One of my fave is:

“The beauty belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams”
- Eleanor Roosevelt, former US First Lady

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10 Kiran October 18, 2011 at 1:49 AM

Chopinand,
Thanks for the wonderful compliments and a beautiful quote :)

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11 Kimberly October 12, 2011 at 9:40 AM

Oh I love Pinterest…I can spend hours (ok that’s an exhageration) scouring their posters for quotes. There are some really good ones I’ve never heard of.
I’m especially a fan of Dr. Seuss ones…who knew that rhyming cat was so good at life???
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12 Kiran October 18, 2011 at 1:50 AM

Kimberly,
I agree with you on Dr. Seuss.. that is one talented cat, for sure ;)

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13 Devendra October 12, 2011 at 12:53 PM

Too good Kiran. Loved it. Walk by my side and be my friend :). specially those insanely good quotes. U spread positive energy. Thanks for that.

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14 Kiran October 18, 2011 at 1:57 AM

Devendra,
Thanks a lot for the compliments buddy – I love being and spreading positivity. We all need some of that in our lives :)

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15 Gayatri October 12, 2011 at 1:19 PM

You look so cute in that photo Kiran. And my motto is “Count your blessings.” :)
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16 Kiran October 18, 2011 at 1:58 AM

Gayatri,
You are way too kind my buddy – thanks for the compliments :)

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17 Aakash Kokz October 12, 2011 at 8:50 PM

Very good post, I liked all the quotations. Here’s one of my favorite –

“Don’t look where you fell but where you slipped”

:)
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18 Kiran October 18, 2011 at 2:04 AM

Aakash,
Thanks a lot for the compliments and sharing a beautiful quote with us, buddy :)

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19 Harsha October 13, 2011 at 11:38 PM

Nice post, Kiran! Pretty inspiring and motivational lines. I actually agree with all the 29 Mantras above. Hey, is that you in the pic? You look so adorable :)
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20 Kiran October 18, 2011 at 2:04 AM

Harsha,
Thanks for the compliments honey – you made my day :D

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21 Kiran October 18, 2011 at 2:04 AM

And yes, that’s me in the photo :D

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22 Anna Lefler October 15, 2011 at 10:45 AM

I love these quotations and mantras!

And thanks so much for stopping by my website – it’s nice to meet you!

Have a great weekend…

:-) Anna
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23 Kiran October 18, 2011 at 2:05 AM

Anna,
Welcome to Chatterbox and thanks for the compliments. I hope you had a great weekend as well :)

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24 Ankitha October 16, 2011 at 4:28 PM

Woooow.. i wish i could agreeee beyond dis….!
i believe in too manythings coz ultimately v al live on hopes n imaginations.:)

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25 Kiran October 18, 2011 at 2:07 AM

Ankitha,
Welcome to Chatterbox and thanks for commenting :)

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26 Reem | Simply Reem October 17, 2011 at 1:18 PM

Love reading this post Kiran…
You look absolutely gorgeous in the picture dear.

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27 Kiran October 24, 2011 at 5:03 PM

Reem,
Thanks dear, you are way too kind :)

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28 Kankana October 23, 2011 at 10:26 PM

tough to pick a favorite but yeah these quotes sure do motivates me :)
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