Find Your Sunshine- Mantras

Find Your Sunshine- Mantras

* This is the second installment in series of posts called “Find Your Sunshine.” My hope is you will find a little ray of light, joy or inspiration through the series.*

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A mantra is a sound, syllable, word, or group of words that is considered capable of “creating transformation.”

Run faster.  Be stronger. Stay happier.

The right words can make you think and inspire you to try to live differently.

A mantra.


When I was running the Chicago Marathon my mantra was “Pain is temporary, Pride is forever.”  I kept saying it over and over again in my head and it kept me moving through the “wall” I hit at mile 20-23.

I not only keep mantras in my head as reminders, but I also surround myself with positive words that inspire me to try to be a better person.


This sign is next to the door to our garage.

Mantras I try to live by.

Be Yourselfbecause it can be exhausting trying to be someone you aren’t.

Take Chancesbecause you never know when your wildest dreams might come true.

Create Happinessbecause it’s not going to be handed to you on a silver platter.

Be Passionatebecause a life without passion can feel empty.

Fall in Lovebecause love is the center of a happy life.

Practice Kindnessbecause it makes the world a better place.

Travel Oftenbecause you will see and experience more than you ever imagined.

Be Generousbecause giving is better than receiving.

Value Friendshipsbecause true friends don’t come around very often.

Learn New Thingsbecause you can never know enough.

Laugh Every Day… because it’s the best medicine.

Respect Othersbecause if everyone does it, it can change the world.

Let Gobecause it’s too hard to hold on.

Be Fearlessbecause it gives you the ability to do anything.

I don’t know about you, but I feel like these daily reminders are like little rays of light.

Having mantras by my door gives me a since of security as I head out into the world.  Even if no one else wants to play along, this is how I will try to live my life.

These are my mantras.

I even wear some of these reminders on a beautiful charm bracelet my mother in law gave me.


If I’m feeling a little off during the day these words guide me back.





Four pillars to a sunny life.

You may not need the physical reminders (signs & jewelry) like I do…. but positive mantras really help me FIND MY SUNSHINE when I’m feeling a little gray.

Your turn!

What are your mantras?

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By | 2017-08-15T14:04:32-04:00 April 24th, 2013|Fitness, Healthy Living Tips, Motivation/ Inspiration|6 Comments


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  2. Sandra Hopkins April 28, 2013 at 10:15 pm - Reply

    Julie, i try to wear a smile anywhere I go. I know how good I feel if someone smiles at me, it brightens my day.

  3. Beth Dermid April 26, 2013 at 10:20 am - Reply

    I have similar mantras in my life through signs,jewelry even on the dash of my car. They ALWAYS bring me back to that positive place where I need to be!!

  4. Dan Steadman April 25, 2013 at 7:28 pm - Reply

    MY workout mantras comes from the Michigan State coach of the late 1980s “Work hard, keep your mouth shut and good things will happen” and Kelly Clarkson “What doesn’t kill ya makes ya stronger stand a little taller, what doesn’t kill ya makes a fighter, feet a little lighter.” Course for now until 9/28 it’s ‘Asheville’

  5. Kim @ Cooking in the City April 25, 2013 at 4:59 pm - Reply

    I don’t have any workout mantras! For the most part I just tell myself to get through it and try to focus on how good I’ll feel after. In life, my mantra is “Fake it ‘til you make it!” As a reminder that EVERYONE gets nervous, or feels unconfident and unsure of themselves- like our teachers, professors, bosses etc.- but if you act like you’re confident in yourself everyone will think you’re a pro!

  6. Annette Cocke April 25, 2013 at 12:18 pm - Reply

    Loved this post. I’m going to send it to my daughter who lives in Greensboro. I think she’d like and benefit from it. Julie, you’re doing a great job in the morning. It’s great to have you back. But we also want you to take your time and be well.

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