“Fighting for joy” isn’t always easy. There are moments when it feels impossible. However, it is also in these most trying of moments that we are presented with an opportunity to show up, step up, and keep on fighting! This collection of quotes illustrate what it means to fight for your joy and the joy of others!

1. “It’s about the morsels. Finding the tiniest bit of joy in this very moment. It’s always there, if we have the patience and peace of mind to really pay attention.” -Siobhan Neilland, Founder of OneMama.org & ShaboomProducts.com


2. “Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.” -Malala Yousefzai, Nobel Peace Prize winner 2014


3.”Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.” -Maya Angelou, Author


4. “When we do the best we can we never know what miracle is wrought in our life or in the life of another.” -Helen Keller, Author


5. “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” – Hariett Tubman


6. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” -Eleanor Roosevelt, Author


7. “I love the the very exposed, humorous, imperfect, never-trying to-pretend-to-be-perfect journey that I have been on in my life.” -Drew Barrymore, Actress


8. “The most difficult thing is the decision to act. The rest is merely tenacity.” -Amelia Earhart, Aviation Pioneer


9. “It’s our challenges and obstacles that give us layers of depth and make us interesting. Are they fun when they happen? No. But they are what make us unique. and that’s what I know for sure… I think.” -Ellen Degeneres, Comedian


10. “Fighting for joy is peace in action.” -Siobhan Neilland, Action Hero