15 Inspirational Quotes for 2023

be inspired by kindness

I’m starting the new year with 15 quotes that I hope will inspire you and encourage you to spread kindness where ever you go, including kindness for yourself.  

1 – What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity.  – Joseph Addison

Inspired by flowers
Nourish your soul

2 – Since I’m not sure of the address to which to send my gratitude, I put it out there in everything I do. – Michael J. Fox

3 – Nothing can make our life, or the lives of other people, more beautiful than perpetual kindness. –  Tolstoy 

nature nourishes the soul

4 – Realize that for every ongoing war and religious outrage and environmental devastation there are a thousand counter-balancing acts of staggering generosity and humanity and art and beauty happening all over the world, right now, on a breathtaking scale, from flower box to cathedral. — Mark Morford

5 – I swear I will not dishonor
my soul with hatred,
but offer myself humbly
as a guardian of nature,
as a healer of misery,
as a messenger of wonder,
as an architect of peace.  – Diane Ackerman

Nature nourishes the soul

6 – Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves. We must be purposely kind and generous, or we miss the best part of existence. – Horace Mann 

7 – However gloomy your situation, the world abounds in beauty, should you choose to see it.  – Jennifer Reese

nourish your soul in nature
Animal love

8 – The secret to leaving someone with a lasting impression?  Kindness.

9 – You never know who you’re inspiring just by being you.

nourish your soul in nature

10 – Help me to be less fearful of the measure of time, and more fully alive in the time that simply is. Help me to live time, not just to simply use it; to breathe it in, and return it in acts of love and presence. – Avis Crowe

11 – May you use your ample talents to make this world a better place. 

awe inspiring
Nourish your soul in nature

12 – Savor everything in your life, no matter how mundane or familiar. Because you never know when you’ll experience something for the very last time. – Sam Harris

13 – We spend precious hours fearing the inevitable. It would be wise to use that time adoring our families, cherishing our friends, and living our lives. – Maya Angelo

animal love
nature is soul nourishing

14 – May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the joy and beauty of each day.  – Native American proverb

15 – Spread kindness recklessly!

funny bear

I hope these quotes inspire you to make 2023 the year of  kindness and compassion.  

Let us know in the comments below which quote you like the best.   

Is there someone who inspires you with their kindness?  Nominate them for the Matt Kurtz Kindness Award of $250.

Do you have an act-of-kindness project you want to do but need help funding it?  Submit your idea for the Matt Kurtz Kindness Grant of $500 and let us help you spread kindness.

12 thoughts on “15 Inspirational Quotes for 2023”

  1. Hi Jackie, I loved them all, but I particularly like: 15 – Spread kindness recklessly! Ron’s picture was fabulous!!! Happy New Year! Yippee for 2023!!!

  2. Hi Jackie, I couldn’t pick a favorite quote. I loved them all, and the photos! Wishing you, Ron and Brian a wonderful 2023!

  3. Happy New Year Jackie! All the quotes are wonderful but the photos are amazing! Ron should enter the picture he took for that is pure bliss he captured! Love to you Ron and Brian and fur babies 🙂

    1. thanks janet, same to you. i know the holidays are especially hard when you’re missing someone. i miss your sister too. wish i could pick up the phone and call her. she lived her life to the fullest and would want that for all of us.

  4. On a day filled with sadness for Susan and me these quotes and photos, especially Ron’s, were a balm for the soul

    1. I’m so glad they touched your soul. life can be so unfair, i wish it wasn’t so. sending hugs and love.

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