This time of year often finds many people in a little bit of a lull.
The holidays are over. Spring is not quite here yet – actually, some readers may be in the middle of a cold snap, buried under snow, or at the very least, experiencing grey, dreary weather. It’s just easy to feel burdened by the blues.
Our teens are no different.
And in addition to these seasonal or weather-related issues, they may also be dealing with other concerns:
- peer pressure…
- difficult coursework…
- balancing work and studies…
- quirky relationships…
If you have a high-school Junior or a Senior, as I do, they are also wrestling with those longer-term “what-do-I-want-to-do-with-my-life?” type of questions. It’s not an easy time for them, but you can help them out by modeling persistence, optimism, and a can-do spirit. You can also encourage them by sharing stories of people who have overcome serious life challenges, or perhaps by sharing your own experiences of the same…
Inspiring quotes for teens that will encourage, inspire and uplift them!
Much as we created our encouraging playlist for those who are inspired by music, I recognize that other people are more encouraged by words and literature (yes, even some teens!). So share some of these quotes with them – shoot them a text, post it on their Facebook wall, or heck, even print one or two out and tape it to their door or bathroom mirror!
Clicking on each image will open them up in a new tab. If you decide to print them, each image will print on a full sheet of 8.5 X 11 paper. Feel free to laminate your favorites!
Everything will be ok in the end. If it’s not ok, it’s not the end! ~Ed Sheeran
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams ~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
Come, friends, it’s not too late to seek a newer world… ~Alfred Lord Tennyson
Do not sit still; start moving now. In the beginning, you may not go in the direction you want,
but as long as you are moving, you are creating alternatives and possibilities. ~Rodolfo Costa
Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else. ~Judy Garland
The darkest night is often the bridge to the brightest tomorrow… ~Jonathan Lockwood Huie
Don’t let the muggles get you down. ~J.K. Rowling
Thankfully, persistence is a great substitute for talent. ~Steve Martin
When everything seems to be going against you, remember…
the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. ~Henry Ford
Here are some more quotes, just waiting for your own graphic magic, or ready to send in an email or text…
Head up, heart open. To better days!
― T.F. Hodge
If you have the opportunity to work on your gifts, it seems like a crime not to.
I mean, it’s just weakness to quit because something becomes too hard…
― Morgan Matson
Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself.
– Paulo Coelho
You see limitations; God sees opportunities.
You see faults; God sees growth.
You see problems; God sees solutions.
You see limitations; God sees possibilities.
You see life; God sees eternity.
― Corallie Buchanan
Sometimes the best goal you can set is just to get out of bed every day.
If you can succeed at this, then other things become possible.
― Cynthia Patterson
Surround yourself with those who believe in you.
Your life is too important for anything less.
― Steve Goodier
The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning.
~ Ivy Baker Priest
Problems are only opportunities with thorns on them.
~ Hugh Miller
A bend in the road is not the end of the road… unless you fail to make the turn.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did.
~ Mark Twain
Feel free to add any other encouraging or inspiring quotes that YOU know of in the comments…
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