Made You Smile Back is pleased to present and provide 15 original and thought-provoking quotes of hope and reflection to get thru the coronavirus pandemic. Remember one thing… there is always hope.
On Wednesday March 11th, 2020, the world went under a major paradigm shift when the World Health Organization declared the novel Corona virus disease, aka COVID-19, an international pandemic. Subsequently, On March 13, 2020 a national emergency was declared in the United States concerning the COVID-19 Outbreak.
With hope in mind, let’s take a pause from our daily grind of living thru this historic challenging time and take some quality time for ourselves and take a moment to get re-energized. So get encouraged, get inspired and ponder these thought-provoking quotes. Not only do these quotes ‘make you think’, they are also original and were created/authored since March 2020 in the midst of the pandemic.
“In times of life struggles & difficulties, one must learn to be a Phoenix and rise up and be transformed into the person you were born to be.” – Beth Elkassih
Per Grammarist.com , to rise like a phoenix from the ashes means to emerge from a catastrophe stronger, smarter and more powerful. The phoenix bird is a mythical bird from Greek mythology and was a feathered creature of great size. The phoenix’s plumage was both radiant and beautiful, with talons and wings.
The story goes that the phoenix lived for 500 years before it built its own funeral pyre. As a result he/she burst into flame, and died, consumed in its own fiery inferno. Soon after, the mythical creature rose out of the ashes, in a transformation from death to life, or a rebirth.
Christianity adopted the depiction of the phoenix rising from the ashes as a symbol of rebirth and eternal life. So… in times of struggle as we are all facing now with the coronavirus, we can take this opportunity to reassess where our life is and then make the conscious decision to transform or renew our life and become stronger, smarter and better than ever before!
“I’ve survived this before… I’m stronger than I realize… This feeling will pass.” – Beth Elkassih
We’ve all faced life struggles or difficulties through the course of our life. And although we are living through a historic event, coronavirus has forever changed our lives presenting new challenges and struggles we never imagined we would be faced with.
That being said, do KNOW you WILL be stronger than you ever realized and that feeling of hopelessness will pass.
“Our world needs a healing… humanity needs a healing.” – Beth Elkassih
We all need healing. I have always despised the word, ‘race’. Why do we have to be categorized? We are all one race… we’re all simply humanity…
We all know that kindness is one of the best virtues of our ‘humanity’. Did you know that there are 4 different types of kindness? They are: self-kindness, social kindness, spontaneous kindness (aka random acts of kindness) and planned kindness, of which I like to refer as ‘intentional kindness’.
I would be amiss if I didn’t also point out another ‘sub-type’ of planned kindness or intentional kindness. This one can be the most difficult to even do for some of us. And that is – doing acts of kindness to those who are simply not nice people. But you know what, this is the kindness which has the most ‘magical powers’ of making a difference. And the more people who do this, the better our world shall become.
Be sure to check out Made You Smile Back’s blog article to find out more about each type of kindness. ==> “The Magical Touch of Kindness.”
“Tears are God’s heartshield wipers. They clear the ‘pain’ from our Hearts so we can see the Path clearly!” – Beth Elkassih
No one is immune to this coronavirus. This insidious disease does not discriminate who it affects. And when it affects you personally, either by knowing of someone in your immediate family, a co-worker or a friend, it evokes internal pain.
But despite our ‘tears of pain’, through them we can take this ‘pain’ and replace it with ‘resolve’ in doing our part to help not only our family, co-workers and friends to recover but to realize we must do our part in the prevention of the spread of coronavirus. We must all practice social distancing and wearing our masks while in public.
By conscientiously doing this one task, we are not only protecting ourselves, but others in the prevention of this disease.
“It’s okay to not be okay… and it’s okay to reach out for help.” – Beth Elkassih
The above quote is definitely one of my favorites for hope and reflection to get thru the coronavirus. Here’s the deal… there is absolutely nothing wrong with feeling ‘out of sorts’… It truly is okay to not be okay…
That being said it’s also okay to reach out to others for help as well. It could simply be reaching out to one of your best friends. But it also can be reaching out to get professional help as well. Remember, there is no shame in getting this type of help.
For more insight, you may find this article: ==> “I Just Want To Be Happy” very enlightening.
“Get Inspired, Dream Big, Imagine…” – Beth Elkassih
With finding ourselves spending more time ‘at home’, why not turn this into a golden opportunity for yourselves! Yes, get inspired. Yes, dream big. Yes, imagine.
“For one minute, walk outside. Stand there… In silence… Look up to the sky. And contemplate how amazing life is!” – Beth Elkassih
I only have this to say about this thought-provoking quote… just do it!
“Never stop praying… Prayer is the voice of faith directed to God.” – Beth Elkassih
“When you choose ‘hope’, anything is possible.” – Beth Elkassih
Beth Trissel says it best: “Take hope. Each new day holds possibilities, and God is with us, even though sometimes it may not seem so.”
“Yes, you can DO anything!” – Beth Elkassih
I firmly believe with all my heart and soul, if you put your mind to it, you can literally do anything. It’s simply a choice that is all yours to make. What will you do to make a difference in this crazy time of getting thru coronavirus?
“Stop doubting your greatness and start living the life you were born to live!” – Beth Elkassih
I know, I know… when you think about getting thru coronavirus, this may be the furthest from your mind. But allow me to place it front and foremost. Yes, you were born to endure this challenging time period of humanity. But did you know that EVERYONE on this planet is born with greatness?
Listen to me… there’s a reason why you were uniquely born on the date and time and even the location of your birth! There’s a reason why you’re alive today in August 2020! And yes, there’s a reason why you’re here among all of us who are also here, enduring this challenging pandemic.
The reason I’m so adamant about this is simple. In my book, “The Power of Unexpected Miracles”, the true story of the miracle birth of my 3rd daughter at age 41 and my survival, I had an epiphany that totally transformed my life. What I learned was that each of us has our own divine timeline.
So I need for all of you to re-read that quote and embrace 100% of what it says. You ARE full of greatness, you ARE amazing and you HAVE something so unique that makes you YOU. There’s that one talent or skill, etc. something you’ve been born and blessed to do… some purpose… some passion… what is yours?
“Gratitude plus intentional kindness equals sustained happiness.” – Beth Elkassih
Once we have embraced our unique ‘greatness’, then start practicing gratitude. And when coupled with ‘intentional kindness’ you will be amazed at how much easier it shall be to get thru this challenging coronavirus time.
“You can’t describe the ‘Peace’ you get after helping someone!” – Umair Qureshi
For the last quote, I present this unique and original quote about peace for both hope and reflection to get thru coronavirus. Go out of your way today and help someone. Someone who is in need. Someone who may need encouragement. Someone who needs someone simply to ‘care’.
If you have a favorite quote, mantra or even a meme that helps you get thru the coronavirus, please share in the comments below.
Beth, I love this post…and my favorite quote is ….”You’re stronger than you realize.” This quote rings so true for me…for so many reasons…..it really touched me. I appreciate the beautiful writing that you share.
This is so heartwarming, thank you so so much for sharing! It made my Wednesday morning x
One of my biggest coping mechanisms is printing quotes that I love and sticking them around the house for some extra motivation every morning. There are a lot of quotes from this list going straight to my walls. Thanks a lot.
Laia, thank you soooo much for your kind compliment. I am thrilled as these 15 were originals. Many blessings to you!
I like your quote about tears being God’s windshield wipers! So cute and so true
I love reading quotes!! These are amazing. 🙂
Amanda, thanks for your positive comment. I love creating them as well!
Beautiful, inspiring quotes. I’ve tried to make the most of time at home and finding gratitude in the small things. But, it is a challenge sometimes and there are days that are harder than others. I love your quote “It’s okay to not be okay… and it’s okay to reach out for help.” It’s important to realize it’s normal to not feel okay all the time, especially with these uncertain times. Thank you for spreading much needed hope.
Ana, thank you for your very kind comments. That means a lot to me that some of my quotes are making a difference and resonates with those who read it. Many blessings to you!
Thanks for sharing these uplifting quotes. They are sure needed these days. God is in control, and I need to remind myself of that often.
Lisa, thanks for your positive comments. Yes, most definitely, God is in control but we can certainly make the best of our situation and to extend kindness and gratefulness whenever we can. Many blessings.
These are such beautiful quotes! I especially love the message that our hope and faith are what get us through the hard times. I couldn’t agree more!
Jennifer, thank you for your kind words. I’m so glad a couple resonated with you. Many blessings.
I loved the part in the Phoenix quote about transforming into the person you were born to be! I hope that we all can find out what’s deeply important to us and live that out vs. merely existing day to day or trying to fit a certain persona.
I absolutely loved all these quotes, the quote that hit me best was about how it’s okay to ask for help.
Brittney, thank you so much for your positive comments. I love doing quotes!
These are so uplifting and encouraging! My favorite was the one about gratitude + intentional kindness. Perfect formula for happiness!
Thank you for these inspirational quotes to focus on as we all navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.
Love this! I will strive to be a ‘Phoenix.’ Everyone….Be sonemone’s PHOENIX that inspires them! Keep up the Blogs. Love the POSITIVITY! 🙂
Andrea, thanks for your wonderful comment about the quote on the rise of the Phoenix…