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

Christian Louis Bridge | Singer/songwriter

The self-proclaimed “philosophical entertainer” Alan Watts said “We are living in an eternal now, and when we listen to music we are not listening to the past, we are not listening to the future, we are listening to an expanded present.” This quote summarizes my view on life and music. Music is the one facet of life where we can all simply enjoy the present moment naturally, effortlessly, just by the nature of music. Read more>>

Taylor Carr | Music Artist & DJ

“It’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when.” This is always said by my closest friend Ethan (DJ Altruist) from Houston! I love this quote so much because it always pushes me to keep going and creating no matter what. The nature of this quote is so simple but means so much. “Keep pushing and working hard, your moment is coming soon.” is how I internalize it. Read more>>

Sarah Amrou | Founder of Saniia

Taking a risk does not make you unwise… it makes you courageous to confound the wise. Once you start taking smaller well- informed risks in daily life, it will create a positive pattern and motivate you to take chances on larger, more significant things to achieve your greatest goals. Take every risk and drop every fear because we only regret the chances we don’t take. Read more>>

Kalia Alridge | LPC (Owner/Operator)

“To thine own self be true” Shakespeare To truly understand this quote, you have to be open to understanding yourself in your own true identity. It was about 5 years ago, I had decided to resign from my career to be become a licensed cosmetologist. I struggled with creating a name until one night God spoke “B Tru 2 You”. At that time, I simply heard it as only a business name until one day God spoke “To thine own self be true” Read more>>

Shamonica Alexander | Owner, MK Golden Designs

My favorite quote is by my favorite artist Jill Scott, “Living my life like its Golden”. It is one of the things that helped catapult the idea and desire to start my own business. To me it means taking control of what I want my life to look like and taking the actions necessary to make it happen. I like it because we hear it all the time that you only have one life to live and live life to the fullest but I think sometimes due to age, doubt, or circumstances we think we have time or on the flip side its too late. Read more>>

Khadijah Green-Gaskin | Artist & High School Art Teacher

I have a few favorite quotes and Bible verses that really inspire me. The first “Bloom where you’re planted” really resonates with me because you don’t always get to choose your circumstances, but you can choose your attitude and what you make of where you are. The main one, “Don’t worry about anything, Pray about everything.” Philippians 4:6. I have a lot of worry and anxiety, and I remember that verse to tell me God is in control and I can’t do everything on my own! It’ is Him! Read more>>

Shandricka Davis Ronnie New | Fashion Boutique Owners-www.siisboutique.com

Shandricka -My favorite affirmation / scripture is Philippians 4:13 ” I can do all things through CHRIST that strengthen me”! Whenever I’m having a hard time or feeling that I can’t do something I always revert back to this scripture. It’s so powerful when you really think about it! It makes me feel unstoppable! Like I can do all things! Anything, I put my mind to. The possibilities are endless. We just have to tap into what gives us strength. Read more>>

Justin Miller | Furniture/Resin artist woodworker

“Think of the solution, not the problem” It’s a fairly simple quote, but has gotten me though many situations. I feel that when problems arise, we have the tendency to let it stop us in our tracks… that we get focused on one thing. In reality, you start thinking there is a branch of solutions behind it, that can open up your ideas beyond your own perspective. You’d be amazed how the solutions can teach you of all new arsenal of skills. Read more>>