Quotes of the month so far

Just want to share some of my favorite quotes I’ve written down so far this month:

🔷 “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” – James Baldwin

🔷 “Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to the error that counts.” -Nikki Giovanni

🔷 “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” –Oscar Wilde

🔷 “I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.” –Arthur Rubinstein

🔷 “The only thing more challenging than pursuing the highest version of yourself is not pursuing the highest version of yourself.” –Dan Koe

🔷 “Happiness is not a goal. It’s a by-product of a life well lived.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

🔷 “Being happy never goes out of style.” -Lily Pulitzer

🔷 “It is not the strongest of that species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” –Charles Darwin

Which is your favorite? I really love “Happiness is not a goal. It’s a by-product of a life well lived.” Also, the last one about being responsive to change is a powerful reminder.

Also, after a serious salad hiatus in the month of December, I’ve been having quite a lot of them now in January. Yesterday, I had TWO salads in one day!! This is rare.

First up was one of my favorites:

tuna, diced apple, spinach/arugula/romaine combo, parmesan cheese, black pepper, salsa verde

And for dinner, the boys had some quick ground beef tacos before a busy night of swim + soccer. I made mine into a taco salad of sorts:

Romaine, seasoned beef, pinto beans, mexican-style shredded cheese, corn, fresh jalapenos, and more salsa.

The big thing for me and salads is that I don’t eat any traditional salad dressings. Like, none. Blech, yuck. I just flat out don’t like them. So if I don’t have fresh salsa to top a salad with, I’m about 200x less likely to eat a salad. If I have a tupperware full of homemade salsa though, I’m golden!!

Do you have a fav salad?? Anyone else not eat salad dressing?

Daily Gratitude:

I am grateful for having a garage to keep our cars in.

8 thoughts on “Quotes of the month so far”

  1. I like basically any salad dressing if you add enough sugar to it. LOL. Most recipes are oil + acid + sweetener and I’ve found that just tweaking the ratios towards the sweet side work for me. BUT. I don’t like lettuce in general, so most of my “salads” are just chopped up crunchy veggies with a small amount of ranch dressing on the side. It’s honestly better for me than having to drown lettuce in honey or brown sugar before I’ll eat it!


  2. you’ll laugh when you see my next post.. hahahah….

    love your quotes, especially Happiness is not a goal. It’s a by-product of a life well lived, and I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.

    I almost never eat salad at home because it requires so much chopping and I forget I have saved lettuce for that purpose, but that might be changed next week. hahah


  3. I like that Eleanor Roosevelt quote too but you found lots of great ones!

    I do like salad dressing with a preference for oil based ones, like balsamic or green-style vinaigrette. My fave salad is a taco salad with taco sauce for dressing. But I don’t eat that very often. Instead I usually have chicken and chopped veggies with a Greek vinaigrette. I eat salad for lunch pretty much every single day. I buy lunch once/week and buy a salad that day, too! But the salad I get is sooo good and has so many different toppings.


  4. I loved the Darwin quote about change, Kae. Meanwhile, one of my recent favorite quote is from the book Foster by Claire Keegan :

    “Many’s the man lost much just because he missed a perfect opportunity to say nothing.”

    I have read many quotes on silence being a virtue, however this one really has stuck with me. I have a bad habit of saying a little too much a little too quickly. This quote reminds me to practice silence or at least a pause, as a perfect opportunity presented to me 😃

    Also, Foster is a very small but awesome book, I heard about in What should I read next podcast. Highly recommend.


    1. Ooh, I LOVE that one!! Writing that down. I’d never heard that before, but it is excellent. Thanks for sharing, and thanks for the book rec! Sounds like one I would like. 🙂


  5. My favourite food of all time is Greek salad, and I make my own dressing. I mostly make my own dressings anyway – and I do eat a lot of salads. I love a good kale Caesar as well, but honestly, I just like salad.


    1. I wish I weren’t so picky about the dressing thing, because it definitely limits what kinds of salads I eat. Any salad that comes pre-made with dressing on it, I’m likely to avoid… in a restaurant I can sometimes just say “no dressing” and then sub salsa if they have it, but many times that’s not an option. I eat most of my salads at home where I can decide what I top it with.


  6. I usually don’t eat salad in the winter… I am a soup person (I feel like soup is the equivalent to summer salads) because you can throw pretty much anything in there 🙂


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