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Writing Prompt: “Happiness in the Darkest of Times” Quote


Albus Dumbledore Harry Potter Quote
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Yay, I get to talk about one of my favorite quotes from Harry Potter! How exciting!

Anyway, I think this quote strongly speaks to me on so many levels. It reminds me that even when things get really bad, there can be happiness in the moment, you just have to go and look for it.

When things seem rough and you don’t know what to do, you have to think about the things that really matter to you. These things are what will brighten your day, make everything that seems horrible disappear. For me, these things are writing, reading, coloring, video games, family, friends and music. Whenever I feel down as if nothing in my life will ever get better, I do one of these things to keep my mind off what’s bothering me and my mood immediately shifts.

I start to feel like myself again. As if every matter that’s bugging me isn’t important and that everything will be alright. Even when I try and tell myself over and over again that it isn’t okay, that I’ll never get better, I push through. I make the most of every moment and try my best to stay away from the negative thoughts clouding my head.

This quote makes me believe again. Believe that there is magic in the world, you just have to go and find it. That even in the darkest hallways, there is a light that just needs to be turned on to brighten the place. That happiness might seem impossible, out of reach, but once you are able to find a moment that makes you laugh, you will be alright again.

In the end, you need to see the good in everything, even if the bad tries really hard to take over. Just think of the things you love and you’ll be alright.

Writing Prompt: “If You Are Not Willing to Learn” Quote

If You Are Not Willing to Learn Quote

I agree with this quote completely. I believe those willing to learn will do whatever it takes to learn, including receiving help from others if that will lead them down the path of learning.

However, those who aren’t willing to learn will never be able to get the exact help they need. This is because if they don’t want to learn but have to, no matter how much help they try and get, no one will be able to help them.

I feel like this quote can relate to a lot of things in life too. For example, if you are in a bad relationship and are determined to get out, nothing can stop you. The same is true if you aren’t determined to get out of the bad relationship.

I also feel like as a recent college graduate, I can relate to this quote. Throughout school, I struggled with my grades. Not because I didn’t want to learn but because I didn’t test well. Whenever I took standardized tests, I did horribly even when I spent time preparing for them.

But I was still successful in school. While I struggled with taking tests, I did well in school on everything else. I understood the material being taught and did the best I could to continue my learning. And while I struggled with testing, I never gave up. I tried the best I could to do well and succeeded because I paid attention in my classes and did everything I could to understand the material being taught to me. If I had any questions in class or there was something I wanted to say, I didn’t hesitate to raise my hand and receive the help I needed.

And I graduated from college, despite my struggles with test taking. I even made it on the Dean’s list a couple of times too. But in the end, those who want to learn will always be able to get the help they need. Those who don’t want to learn will never be able to get help, no matter how hard they try.

Writing Prompt: “Every Day May Not Be Good” Quote

Every Day May Not Be Good Quote

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I can definitely agree with this. While the overall day itself might not seem like a good day to you, there are little things in life that can make something good in each day. For example, I went on a walk this morning. And while for some people, that doesn’t necessarily equate with making a day good, I think that what made it something good about my day is that I have the privilege to walk down the street without a care in the world.

This quote speaks to my belief that you can find something good in each day. Even when things are rough and you are having a hard time getting through a day, you can still find something good in a difficult day to reflect back on. This thing could be anything, whether you are having a rough day because your boss at work is giving you a hard time about your job, but you got the chance to go out to eat on your lunch break. Or your dog got out of the house and ran off and you are having a difficult time finding them. And as you go searching for them, a stranger sees you struggling and helps you or gives you well wishes as you walk past.

Life is hard and some days are rougher than others. But you can still find good, even in the worst of times. Even when things seem hard and you think things won’t get better, there is always something good that happened in the day that can make all of the difficult stuff not seem so bad in comparison.

So when things seem rough and a terrible day seems to drag on in infinity, remember that every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day.

Writing Prompt: “I’ve Seen Better Days” Quote

I've Seen Better Days Quote

For me, today has been a pretty good day so far. I know that I could be doing a little better, but I’ve seen worse days before.

That’s what seeing this quote makes me think of. Reflecting on the day I’m experiencing so far and think about all of the days I’ve gone through before. And today, has not been a very bad day.

I agree with this quote because it makes me appreciate life. I might not always appreciate the things I currently have, but this quote reminds me to be strong and push on. Things might not exactly be the way I want them, but at least I have another day ahead of me to face.

Things in life didn’t turn out the way I expected them to, but I at least still have a life left to live. I feel pain about things I can’t change, have no control over, but I at least have things left to care about. I have family and friends even if my group of people is smaller than I ever expected it to get.

I am blessed because things have been worse in my life before. While I’m experiencing pain and loss over something I can’t control, my life used to be much harder. There used to be moments before in my life where I never knew what day I was going to face. Where the possibility of the day I was in being my last day to exist wouldn’t have completely shocked me.

I am blessed because I am alive. I have problems in my life, but so does everyone else. And while I don’t necessarily have everything I want, I at least have the essential things in life everyone needs to live. I at least wake up with a home, a family, food on the table, and clothes to wear. Some people aren’t so fortunate so I definitely know I am blessed.

I am blessed because while things aren’t perfect, I at least have things to care about and people I can rely on. I am extremely thankful for the things I’ve been given because I know things in my life could’ve turned out differently. I could be dead right now with no one the wiser, or have no family and have to survive in this cruel world.

But I am alive and there are people who care about me. I might sometimes feel down in the dumps as if things in life won’t get better, but I know they will. Things might seem hard for me right now, but I know that everything will be alright. I will get through this mess called life and push on like I always do.

Because while my life might not be perfect, I am blessed for the things I do have. Because I have seen worse days and know that I will be alright in the end.

Writing Prompt: “Never Give Up” Quote

Never Give Up Quote

Oh, wow. I feel as if these writing prompts know exactly what I need whenever I need them.

I feel like this quote speaks to me right now. Because there are many times I just want to give up. On everything: Life, love, happiness—everything and anything that is possible. On things I didn’t know I had until they are gone.

But there are multiple ways to look at things. And with this quote, I hope to look at things with a set of fresh eyes.

Every moment and day of life offers up something new. A new experience, a new chapter, a new incident. A new friend, a new enemy, a new relationship—the list goes on to infinity and beyond. But with each experience, you learn a valuable lesson. What that lesson is you don’t know at first until you reflect back on what’s happened. Each moment of life is a lesson that you can learn something from.

But it is what you take away from that lesson that matters. Things might seem tough and sometimes you feel like even giving up. You think “oh, things would be so much easier if I just gave up on this,” or “I wish I’d done something differently so I wouldn’t have to deal with this.”

BUT, you have to deal with things. Life throws curveballs that you just can’t avoid. You have to deal with them, it isn’t an option.

But the way you choose to deal with them is what truly matters. If you choose to face your problems head on, good for you. If you choose to avoid them in the hope they’ll go away, that’s your choice too. Every day is a new opportunity. To continue facing your problems, to continue avoiding them, or even to start over from the beginning and make the most of the situation you are facing.

All of the choices you make in life are up to you.

But whatever you do, don’t give up. Life might seem hard and sometimes even unbearable, but you can get through it. If you put your mind to it, you can get through it. Hell, you can get through anything if you put your mind to it.

Life is also an opportunity. To learn from your experiences, to grow and become an even better person. To turn things around for the better and give things a second chance.

Things in life don’t always turn out the way you wanted or hoped they would. But that’s life. Things don’t always happen the way you want them to.

But each day is a new beginning. A new chance to make things better for yourself and move on from the past into a bigger and brighter future.

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