Hi friends! I’m sorry for my temporary absence from writing. I was experiencing a bit of blog/ wedding planning/ life planning overload. But I’m back! And to make up for the time I’ve missed, I am giving you a bunch of free printables this week!
I’m generally an optimistic person. It’s something I work hard to be. And it isn’t always easy. So I have to remind myself of how awesome life is on a fairly regular basis. I’ve been having a lot of fun lately learning more about graphic design, and so I wanted to express optimism through these printable posters. Each are 8.5″ x 11″ so you can print them on standard paper. Just click the image to download the printable PDF.
Put them somewhere you will see them and admire away!
I tried to put a little something for everyone. These are inspirational quotes that resonated with me. So I hope you like these. I’ll explain what each of them means to me and why I chose that quote.
I didn’t realize I was gonna get as mushy gushy as I did in this post! So, you’ve been warned!
1. Broken Crayons Still Color
This quote could easily be taken negatively, because it starts out with the word broken. I choose not to see it that way. I see it for the whole picture. “Broken crayons still color.” What this means to me is that even if things go wrong and life doesn’t go the way you want, and even if you can’t change that, you can still thrive. You can still do what you want to and hope to do. Going through hard situations won’t change that. You can survive the worst. And everything will still work.
2. Be The Person Your Dog Thinks You Are
Woof! The silhouette there is my dog Shaki. She’s a nut.
Anyways, if you’ve ever had a dog (and I really hope you have!!) you will know that nothing is as amazing as how your dog loves you. They truly think you are god’s gift to dogkind. Dogs would do anything for their owners. The see you as the ultimate person worthy of their love and affection. Well guess what? You are! You are worthy of dog-level love and affection from the people (and dogs) in your life. So strive to be who your dog thinks you are. They only see your kindness, your generosity, your zest, your love, your compassion.
3. Perfect People Are Boring
I wasted way too much of my life trying to be perfect. My teenage self was very insecure. Who isn’t? Well I tried to deal with that by being perfect, and not showing my vulnerability.
You know what? That’s just boring. You’re a human. I want to know your story. I want to know what you’ve gone through and what you consider your flaws and what lessons you’ve learned from mistakes. I want to connect with your humanity. The things that we enjoy in our friends and loved ones are not their ability to be perfect at something. It’s their ability to show you their true selves and be willing to make mistakes that makes them fun and relatable. Don’t strive for perfection. Not only is it a waste of time- it’s boring!
4. Everything Is Gonna Be Okay
This is probably my favorite inspirational quote. It might not sound inspirational to you, but I really think it is. Whenever I’m stressed out this is an amazing reminder for me. I think back through all the things that I’ve been through and everything has ALWAYS been okay. The process of stressing out about things is usually worse than whatever outcome it is that I’m so scared of.
Even if things fall apart, you still get to be you. And you are awesome. So don’t worry about it- it’s gonna be okay.
5. No One Else in The World Can Be You as Well as You Can
This is probably the most important (and true) thing you can remind yourself. There is only one you. You can try to be someone other than who you are, but it’s a losing battle. You already are you. And no one in the world is better than being you than you are. So when you are feeling down, just remember, I’m the best at being myself in the WHOLE ENTIRE WORLD!
I hope you like these free printable inspirational quotes! I might come out with some more in the future, so keep your eyes open!