Catalyst Quotes

Compiled by Alex Pena ~ ‘Catalyst’: “to spark, to ignite, energize, mobilize; something that accelerates a reaction (DDI)." Thought-provoking & motivational quotes and stories for you to read, reflect on and move forward in making creative and positive changes in your life.


“Here’s a thought based on Oprah’s book club:   Sit down at the end of each day and write out 5 things for which you are grateful.

We go through life each day so unaware, and take for granted so many things.   There are those persons, unseen and unknown, to whom we need to be grateful.   We take for granted turning on a light switch.   We assume electricity will light the lamp, but how about the people that keep the system running?   Same for the water, and the supermarket.   We walk in and everyday it’s filled with food.   How did it get on the shelves?   How did it get to the stores?   How did it get out of the fields?   How did it first get planted?

Every day we need to overflow with gratitude.   Looking at life from such a perspective will begin to change our daily attitude towards all life, and, possibly, even towards our self and others.”    (Fr. Brian Cavanaugh, TOR)


“I’m utterly convinced that the key to lifelong success is the regular exercise of a single emotional muscle:   ‘gratitude.’     (Geoffrey James)


“No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others.   The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.”     (Source Unknown)


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