Quote of the Day

“Sometimes the tiniest of things that others may say and do, or not say or do, can derail your personal sense of self worth, leaving you questioning your abilities and higher purpose. If we are not maintaining healthy levels of self respect, the seemingly insignificant actions of others have the potential to drown every ounce of potential from our veins. It is so important to manage the lateral violence in your own head to minimise the fall out of these types of interactions.” ~ Nicola Butler 2013

Quote of the Day

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“Thank you, thank you, thank you. No one has ever told me that they loved me and that I am beautiful the way I am.” ~ Grade 10 Sophomore Student attending one of Nick Vujicic’s first talks at her school.

This comment and gratitude inspired Nick to go across 44 countries, speaking 2,000 times after he realized that we all need love and hope and that he was in a unique position to share that with people around the world.

Quote of the Day

‘A leader takes people where they want to go.  A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.”Rosalyn Carter

Quote of the Day – Happy New Year from all of us at Lateral Love Australia! 2013 here we come!

45d6f7e2af450aaaea60e082e3b54d461 60 Inspiring Quotations That Will Change The Way You Think

“Laugh as often as you can,  the more you laugh the funnier life becomes. Laugh at bad jokes and laugh at yourself, life is far too short to take yourself too seriously and it’s better to be ridiculous than to be boring. Never assume that the people you love know how you feel, tell them, show them, convince them and prove it to them every day. Listen first, then talk.
Defend your point of view but accept when you are wrong.
Learn to apologize, to admit your mistakes and learn to accept compliments. Take care, take your time and take risks. Make decisions, make mistakes, make fun of yourself and make friends of strangers. Be modest but not invisible and always give credit were credit’s due. Don’t be too quick to judge, first impressions are just that, impressions. Be patient, be positive, and be vulnerable.
Be happy, be sad and above all be yourself.
Surround yourself with people you admire and never be ashamed to ask for help. Embrace your flaws, perfection is boring. Do things that you are passionate about, and you will soon realise that your life is full of things that you love. Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty, life is messy, get stuck in. Don’t be a victim, be a survivor.
Learn to bask in the sunshine and dance in the rain. Remember that youth isn’t wasted on the young, youth is just matter of perspective. Stop complaining about your age, in ten years you’ll wish you were the age you are now. Never settle, never give up and never let go of your dreams, regret is far worse than failure. Whatever happens, at the end of every day step back, take a deep breath and smile.”

Quote of the Day

“My parents, elders, siblings, extended family and society have all contributed in some way to my own ‘inner voice’. As an adult my ‘inner voice’ continues to have the power to boost me up or pull me down, depending on the situations I face and my emotional capacity at the time. We really do shape the ‘inner voice’ of every child that is gifted to our care and protection. The adults of tomorrow will carry their ‘inner voice’ with them through all of the trials and tribulations that life will relentlessly throw their way. It is our responsibility as adults to step up and be the protectors, nurturers and care givers ensuring our children are enshrined with a healthy toolkit for success by enriching their ‘inner voice’ positively for the future. This toolkit for success needs to be jammed packed with trust, worth, self-esteem and empowerment based on lateral love both within our families and within our communities. Positively nurturing the potential ‘inner voice’ of every child is what is needed to enable our future leaders to believe in themselves, to know that it is ‘ok’ to dream big and to want to succeed, and to have the initiative and drive to follow their big dreams and true life purpose by reaching their full potential. Every child in this world is worthy and deserving of our non-discriminate efforts in this regard.” ~ Nicola Butler 2012