It’s about that time, people. The long days of summer have come to an end. For some, this is dreadful, but for others it’s a nice get away. You know what I’m talking about. It’s back to school time.back to school
Columbia public schools started their school year today. Let’s take a second to give a silent cheer for the parents who are ready for their kids to be out of the house all day. (Fantastic!) Let’s also give a silent cheer for parents who made it through the morning trying to get their kids ready for the day bright and early after they slept in all summer. (You’re awesome!) Lastly, let’s give a cheer aloud to the educators who get to spend the next 9 months leaving an everlasting impression of knowledge on young minds! (Woohoo!!)

Since we know this is a hard time for everyone, we’ve found some inspirational quotes to get you through your day. There’s nothing better than a little pick-me-up!

Quotes to Float your Boat

Chances are, parents and kids across the nation are about to be going through a tough time with going back to school. We’re here to give you a little encouragement, because everyone needs to hear a good word every now and again. Even if you aren’t a parent or student, these words can lift you up too!

Getting Through a Tough Time

  • “Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – Christopher Robin to Pooh, A.A. Milne
  • “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” – Robert H. Schuller
  • “When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • “To be tested is good. The challenged life may be the best therapist.” – Gail Sheehy, Author
  • “Don’t be discouraged. It’s often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock.” – Author Unknown
  • “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine
  • “Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain.” – Author Unknown

It Will Get Better!

  • “A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank… but the world may be a better place because I made a difference in the life of a child.” – Forest Witcraft
  • “Any day above ground is a good one.” – Don Williams Jr.
  • “Most great people have attained their greatest success one step beyond their greatest failure.” – Napoleon Hill
  • “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” – Frederick Douglass
  • “All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Today is going to be awesome!

Your day is going to get better. Now that you’ve read a little pick-me-up, go get yourself a cup of coffee and try and restart your day with a fresh, positive attitude. And I’m sorry if this didn’t work for you. If it didn’t, I hold on to the hope that your kid will take a great nap after school to give you some quiet time around the house. Good luck with your day; it’s going to be awesome!

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