Don’t you love joyful, passionately positive people?
No, not those who are over the top and fake, but…
The ones who live with enthusiasm, look for joy, pursue their dreams, and refuse to focus on what isn’t while working toward possibilities.
Most people choose friends who love life and are fun to be around; so, I went looking for some inspiration to help us become more fun, enthusiastic, and passionately positive.
I hope these quotes and pics will brighten your day and inspire you to share your positivity and joy on social media and in real life.
25 Quotes that will Inspire You to be Passionately Positive
“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” ~ Denis Waitley
“You are the light that gives light to the world. A city that is built on a hill cannot be hidden. And people don’t hide a light under a bowl. They put it on a lampstand so the light shines for all the people in the house.” Matthew 5:14–15 (NCV)
“Nothing is so sour that it can’t be sweetened by a good attitude.” ~ Woodrow Kroll
“Nothing paralyzes our lives like the attitude that things can never change. We need to remind ourselves that God can change things. Outlook determines outcome. If we see only the problems, we will be defeated; but if we see the possibilities in the problems, we can have victory.” ~ Warren Wiersbe
Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16–18 (NLT)
“We cannot change our past. We can not change the fact that people act in a certain way. We can not change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.” ~ Chuck Swindoll
Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things He does for me. He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases. He redeems me from death and crowns me with love and tender mercies. Psalm 103:2–4
“Don’t shine so others can see you. Shine so that through you, others can see Him.” ~ C. S. Lewis
Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand.2 Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. Colossians 3:1–2
“Wondrous is the strength of cheerfulness, and its power of endurance – the cheerful man will do more in the same time, will do it; better, will preserve it longer, than the sad or sullen.” ~Thomas Carlyle
But the Spirit produces the fruit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Galatians 5:22–23
“Let God’s promises shine on your problems.” ~ Corrie ten Boom
“Two types of voices command your attention today. Negative ones fill your mind with doubt, bitterness, and fear. Positive ones purvey hope and strength. Which one will you choose to heed?” ~ Max Lucado
This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24
“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” ~ Helen Keller
“Happy are those whose self-centered lives have been crushed and reshaped by the Master’s hand to be full of mercy.” ~ John Hagee
Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life. Proverbs 4:23
“Towards himself, a Christian should have a broken spirit, but towards God, it should be one of rejoicing always in Him. He rejoices not for its own sake nor because of any joyful experience, work, blessing or circumstance, but exclusively because God is his center.” ~ Watchman Nee
Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice! Philippians 4:4
“Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.”~Kahlil Gibran
“Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or anything outside ourselves will affect us.” ~ Stephen Covey
A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength. Proverbs 17:22
“Optimist: someone who isn’t sure whether life is a tragedy or a comedy but is tickled silly just to be in the play.” ~ Robert Brault
“You’re picky about the car you drive. You’re picky about what you wear. You’re picky about what you put in your mouth. We want you to be pickier about what you think.” ~ Abraham–Hicks
Live in peace with each other. Do not act or think with pride. Be happy to be with poor people. Keep yourself from thinking you are so wise. When someone does something bad to you, do not pay him back with something bad. Try to do what all men know is right and good. As much as you can, live in peace with all men. Romans 12:16–18
You and I have so many reasons to be joy-filled and hopeful and yet, it’s so easy to let circumstances sap our energy and tank our mood.
I need help! Maybe you do too.
So, I’m going to the One who has already given me everything I need to be passionately positive as I trust in Him to take care of every need.
Will you pray with me?
Father, We are sorry. Please forgive us. We want to shine Your light. We want to be positive and encouraging yet we’re self-focused and stubborn. We want to be kind, but we are impatient and easily frustrated. And it’s hard to be kind when we see so many other people being unkind.But Father, You are greater than our circumstances. You are good and gracious. You are loving and kind. Make us like You. Strengthen us. Please grant us Your peace and help us to share that peace around the world. Amen.
Father, You are greater than our circumstances. You are good and gracious. You are loving and kind. Make us like You. Strengthen us, grant us Your peace, and love our lives and the people in it with positive passion and enthusiasm. Amen.
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