We asked folks to tell us about their favorite quote or affirmation and to tell us what it means to them. We’ve shared some of those responses below.

Shontal Prince | Singer-Songwriter & Owner Of LyricalLove Music

I love quotes and affirmations! I created a quote or mantra to get me through my 20’s and now I find myself using it to navigate my 30’s. The quote is “Your Peace. Your Responsibility.” And when I get to my 40’s I will probably still be using it. I created it to remind myself, that it is nobody else’s job to give me peace. I have to find it for myself. I found that we often blame others for our lack of content or inner happiness. We even victimize ourselves when they drop the ball, and I don’t think it’s fair to the people around us. It’s about time that we started taking responsibility for the one thing we have absolute control over, our own inner peace. Furthermore, when we take responsibility for our peace, we also inherit the responsibility for our own mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Read more>>

Scott Gerke | Event Producer & Community Activist

“A stranger is just a friend you haven’t met yet.” As an owner of an event production company and advocate for metal health, living by this quote has filled my life with so many incredible clients, adventures, and deep connections with people I never thought I’d cross paths with. It has allowed me to take a step back and not only be grateful for what I have, but also reminds me that everyone has a story to tell and can offer great insight if you accept them for who they are. A actually started a YouTube series called, “Once A Stranger”, where I use this quote as the theme in my videos. It’s all about documenting my experiences with people I once never knew. In March of 2020, when the pandemic hit and after loosing all of my work as a DJ, I decided to move into my van and tour as much of the country as I could for inspiration. Whew, that was an eye-opener. Read more>>

Surya Hernandez | CEO of The Missing Sock and Co-Founder of We Are The Missing Sock

“When something really matters to you – let it go! Say to the universe: ‘You know what I want. Give it to me in the path of least resistance. Give it to me in the easiest way possible. Give it to me anyway I can get it.’” – Abraham Hicks This quote inspires me whenever I feel stuck. By “stuck” I mean when I want something to happen exactly how I imagine, and it does not, or when I want something to materialize in a specific time frame. From my experience, every goal I set for myself that became a reality, I wouldn’t be able to explain how they came to happen. But I do know I worked toward my goals and tried not to get attached to the final results. When I let go of the HOW and WHEN, I give myself space to relax and enjoy what I’m doing in the present moment, knowing what I want to materialize is already happening. Read more>>