The other day I leafed through my book Tales from Los Cabos, and I realized something I had not realized before. Every single short story in there (except for one) had a message. Since most of the stories are based on true life events and real people, I should have expected that, but some are pure fiction and they also carry a nice morale. Quotes can brighten your day. We often search for them online, but here they were, staring at me from my own written pages.
Seeing that, I wrote them down, one by one, and then I thought it would be a good idea to share them. Especially now that we’re staying home, many of us are going through a hard time.
I know that most of my friends are bored senseless. When they tell me that I must be really bored too, living in the middle of nowhere and now spending all my time here, with no neighbors around, I feel nearly guilty when I text them back with the message that I am keeping so busy my days don’t even seem to have enough hours. I usually don’t get a reply after that, so I stopped telling them about my days.
My friends are part of the reason why I decided to share the messages of my stories. If it can help lift someone’s spirit, why not? And if it doesn’t, they are still lovely messages that should be out there in the world.
In eleven stories I found nine messages of hope. So, here we go.
- Do not settle for less.
- Be spontaneous when it feels right
- Be responsible
- Out of a storm something beautiful can arise
- Do not judge the past if you don’t know all of it
- Follow your heart
- Rise from the ashes like a phoenix, reborn, and celebrate life
- Fight for the ones who can’t
- Be you
I hope you like these messages. When I wrote them down, they lifted my spirits, and sometimes I look at them and smile. Some are based on true events, like the one that says Rise from the ashes like a phoenix, reborn, and celebrate life, Be spontaneous when it feels right, Fight for the ones who can’t, and a few others too.
If you’d like to see the video, please see below. In this video, besides the messages I am also sharing some quotes that Los Cabos locals gave me for my book. Some of these quotes are also quite inspirational and full of hope.
The expression “Do not settle for less” comes from the first short story in Tales from Los Cabos and you can read an excerpt here in this link.
For an excerpt regarding the quote “Fight for the ones who can’t”, check out Mathilda’s tale here.
If you liked these quotes and messages, and if you have any other quotes of your own, please feel free to share them with me in the comments below. I will be happy to read them.