We asked the community to share their favorite quotes and affirmations with us.  Check some of those out below.

Elizabeth Watkins | President and Founder, Refresh Frisco

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’” When I came across this quote by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. several years ago, it stopped me in my tracks. I was struck by the tone of the question, the extreme importance Dr. King placed on helping others. I wanted to wake up every day knowing that I could answer his question with confidence. With Dr. King’s call to action in mind, I started the nonprofit Refresh Frisco in 2019. I work alongside our board and volunteers each day to ensure that every child in our community has access to personal hygiene items. Read more>>

Tia Szemett | Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner

“Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself”- Coco Chanel So often in the beauty industry we, especially as women, are pressured to look a specific way in order to be “beautiful”. I spend my days helping women feel better about their appearances whilst still making sure they retain their own natural beauty. Anti-wrinkle injections and filler shouldn’t significantly change your appearance or make you look like everyone else (unless that is your goal). These services should only enhance your features and give you confidence in your own skin. Read more>>

Miracle Austin | YA/NA Author

I have several quotations that inspire me, but this is one by C. S. Lewis, which I remind myself of frequently: “You are never too old to set another goal, or to dream a new dream.” These words inspired me to fulfill my dream to become an author in my early forties. Initially, I figured I wasn’t young enough to pursue a new goal. When I stumbled upon Mr. Lewis’s quotation, I paused for several minutes and realized I wanted to build a new dream, because I had something to share with others. This quotation continues to give me fuel whenever I feel empty or try to convince myself to terminate my writing dreams. Read more>>

Vina Vo | Food & Lifestyle Blogger

One of my favorite quotes that keeps me motivated is “ Focus on what you can control and make peace with what you can’t”. The reason this quote speaks to me is because despite the challenges that comes my way I should let life fall into place. Forcing and controlling every aspect of my life has always been a challenge for me. I constantly put too much pressure on myself for my food blog, and trying to get a perfect picture makes it hard for me to enjoy the content but rather hyperfixate over a photo for too long. I put this quote towards my everyday choices and when things don’t go my way I have learn to try to let it go instead of being too hard on myself. Read more>>