Each year, I choose a quote-of-the-week to write in my weekly planner.
Here is my Planner Quote Collection for 2022:
New year – a new chapter, new verse, or just the same old story? Ultimately we write it. The choice is ours.
– Alex Morritt
The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.
– Dan Millman
So much of any year is flammable,
lists of vegetables, partial poems.
Orange swirling flame of days,
so little is a stone.
Where there was something and suddenly isn’t
an absence shouts, celebrates, leaves space.
I begin again with the smallest of numbers.
– Naomi Shihab Nye (from “Burning the Old Year”)
The art of life is a constant readjustment to our surroundings.
– Kakuzo Okakaura
I have woven a parachute out of everything broken.
– William Stafford
The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative power restive and uprising and gave to it neither power nor time.
– Mary Oliver
Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.
Don’t fight darkness – bring the light, and the darkness will disappear.
– Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
I learned silence from the talkative and tolerance from the intolerant and kindness from the unkind.
– Kahlil Gibran
It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: When it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.
– Charles Dickens
The earth has music for those who will listen.
– Reginald Holmes
Come with me into the woods where spring is advancing as it does, no matter what, not being singular or particular, but one of the forever gifts, and certainly visible.
– Mary Oliver
A birth-date is a reminder to celebrate the life as well as to update the life.
– Amit Kalantri
Only in quietness do we possess our own minds and discover the resources of the inner life.
– Helen Keller
In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.
– Margaret Atwood
If you pay attention, the events of an ordinary day can come together as a found poem.
– Parker Palmer
I like gardening – it’s a place where I find myself when I need to lose myself.
– Alice Sebold
Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, magic, and power in it. Begin it now.
– Steven Pressfield
Gardens are not made by singing, “Oh, how beautiful,” and sitting in the shade.
– Rudyard Kipling
The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul.
– Alfred Austin
Gardening simply does not allow one to be mentally old, because too many hopes and dreams are yet to be realized.
– Allan Armitage
Untangle your joy from what’s heavy and let it buoy you into beauty.
– Brandi Kincaid
Even a wounded world is feeding us. Even a wounded world holds us, giving us moments of wonder and joy. I choose joy over despair. Not because I have my head in the sand, but because joy is what the earth gives me daily and I must return the gift.
– Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass
Flowers are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty out values all the utilities in the world.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
The summer night is like a perfection of thought.
– Wallace Stevens
Birds have always had the ability to bring me out of a dark space and provide relief in bad times.
– Jason Ward
Transformation isn’t about adding more work to your life, it’s about shifting your perspective so life becomes more fun, magical, and joyful.
– Sheri Salata
Every time your mind shifts, your world shifts.
– Byron Katie
Keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life.
– Kahlil Gibran
Sometimes all it takes is a tiny shift of perspective to see something in a totally new light.
– Dan Brown
I could never in a hundred summers get tired of this.
– Susan Branch
I refuse to believe in scarcity or to hoard opportunity.
– Roxane Gay
Each new chapter of our lives requests an old part of us to fall and a new part of us to rise.
– Jenna Galbut
Let the world be as it is and learn to rock with the waves.
– Joseph Campbell
Drink from the well of yourself and begin again.
– Charles Bukowski
Summer’s lease hath all too short a date.
– William Shakespeare
Every minute of every hour of every day you are making the world, just as you are making yourself, and you might as well do it with generosity and kindness and style.
– Rebecca Solnit
To say it was a beautiful day would not begin to explain it. It was that day when the end of summer intersects perfectly with the start of fall.
– Ann Patchett
The real measure of any time management technique is whether or not it helps you neglect the right things.
– Oliver Burkeman
I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am
– Sylvia Plath
Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.
– May Sarton
Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.
– Jim Bishop
There are no days as delightful as those of a fine October.
– Alexander Smith
All the trees are losing their leaves, and not one of them is worried.
– Donald Miller
Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.
– A.A. Milne
I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
– G.K. Chesterton
We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
– Thornton Wilder
What separates us from entitlement is gratitude.
– Brené Brown
It is December, and nobody asked if I was ready.
– Sarah Kay
It seems like everything sleeps in winter, but it’s really a time of renewal and reflection.
– Elizabeth Camden
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
– Norman Vincent Peale
That’s the thing about December: it goes by in a flash. If you just close your eyes, it’s gone. And it’s just like you were never there.
– Donal Ryan