366 Day Motivation, Inspiration, and Encouragement Calendar September-December

366 Days of Motivation Encouragement and Inspiration Calendar

366 Days of Motivation Encouragement and Inspiration Calendar

If you missed all the great wisdom in the last two posts, you’ll find them here:

January-April Calendar

May-August Calendar

You now have an entire year of inspiring, encouraging, and motivating words. My prayer is that you will feel a little spark of hope in whatever circumstances you find yourself in. However, as I well know, life can deal us some serious blows, as I wrote about here and here. If you’re a frazzled mother, dealing with a major illness, or simply a caretaker of someone who is, it can be difficult to find the joy in each day. Try to make time for yourself, get some exercise, and write out your feelings in a journal to release and make sense of them. These are some things that have helped me over several bumps in the road.

And please don’t hesitate to reach out for help if you need it. God put us here on this earth to help one another. You might also want to check out these 100 Positive Thinking Exercises that will make anyone healthier and happier. Hey, and if you become a happier person, you might make someone else happy, too!

366 Day Motivation Encouragement and Inspiration Calendar September-December
September Surprises


  1. Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. ~Mark TwainClick To Tweet

  2. Beauty is the gift of God. ~Aristotle

  3. The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure. ~Joseph Campbell

  4. If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it.

  5. Let others have the glory.

  6. Commit your plans to the Lord and your plans will be established. ~Proverbs 16:3

  7. The fountain of content must spring up in the mind; and he who has so little knowledge of human nature as to see his happiness by changing anything but his own disposition, will waste his life in fruitless efforts, and multiply the griefs which he proposes to remove. ~Samuel Johnson

  8. Learn to live in the present moment.

  9. Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good; try to use ordinary situations.

  10. We are all pencils in the hand of God. ~Mother Teresa

  11. Tell him to live by yes and no—yes to everything good, no to everything bad.
    ~William James

  12. I loaf and invite my soul. ~Walt WhitmanClick To Tweet

  13. The first point of wisdom is to know the truth; the second, to discern what is false!

  14. Faith, Hope, Love. You need all of the above. ~Kristine Kirsten

  15. Ah, but in such matters it is only the first step that is difficult. ~Madame Du Deffand

  16. Have you had a kindness shown? Pass it on.

  17. There comes that mysterious meeting in life when someone acknowledges who we are and what we can be, igniting the circuits of our highest potential. ~Rusty Berkus

  18. I’d like to go climbing a birch tree…~Robert Frost

  19. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. ~Hebrews 10:23

  20. Compassion for myself is the most powerful healer of them all.
    ~Theodore Isaac Rubin, M.D.

  21. Just about the time you think you can make both ends meet, somebody moves the ends.

  22. The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves, but in our attitude towards them. ~Antoikne De Saint-Exupery

  23. Be the first one to act loving or reach out.

  24. She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.
    ~Proverbs 31:20 (NIV)

  25. The time of the singing of birds is come…Song of Solomon

  26. The dedicated life is the life worth living. ~Annie Dillard

  27. The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
    ~Abraham Lincoln

  28. Forget injuries; never forget kindness.

  29. Many blessings are given to those who trust the Lord. ~Psalm 40:4 TLB

  30. Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while and leave footprints on our hearts and we are never, ever the same. ~AnonymousClick To Tweet

366 Day Motivation Encouragement and Inspiration Calendar September-December
October Helpfulness


  1. Beauty does not come with creams and lotions. God can give us beauty, but whether that beauty remains or changes is determined by our thoughts and deeds. ~Delores Del RioClick To Tweet

  2. Lower your tolerance to stress.

  3. Don’t mind anything that anyone tells you about anyone else. Judge everyone and everything for yourself.

  4. It is more blessed to give than to receive. ~Acts 20:35 NCV

  5. People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them. ~George Bernard Shaw

  6. Peform every act in life as though it were your last. ~Marcus Aurelius

  7. There is no limit to how much good you can do if you don’t care who gets the credit.

  8. Use no hurtful deceit; think innocently and justly and if you speak, speak accordingly. ~Benjamin Franklin

  9. We are lovers of beauty without extravagance, and lovers of wisdom…~Thucydides

  10. A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed ~Henrik Ibsen

  11. Reaching out to others, being outgoing—being kind, gentle and thoughtful—these qualities require great sensitivity and daring. The more we forget about our own ego, the more open we are to love.

  12. Spend a moment every day thinking of someone to thank.

  13. The bravest are the tenderest—The loving are the daring. ~Bayard Taylor

  14. Labor to keep alive in your breast that spark of celestial fire called conscience.
    ~George Washington

  15. There’s no such thing as chance. ~Henry Ford

  16. Conduct yourselves wisely toward outsiders, making the most of the time.
    ~Colossians 4:5

  17. Did you know that secret? The awful thing is that beauty is mysterious. ~Fyodor Mikhaylovich DostoyevskyClick To Tweet

  18. If a man hasn’t discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.
    ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

  19. It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can do only a little. Do what you can.

  20. The wonder of lviing is held within the beauty of silence, the glory of sunlight…the sweetness of fresh spring air, the quiet strength of earth, and the love that lies at the very root of all things.

  21. When a man blames others for his failures, it’s a good idea to credit others for his successes. ~Howard W. Newton

  22. Seek first to understand.

  23. Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.

  24. The best thoughts often come in the morning after waking, while still in bed or while walking. ~Leo Tolstoy

  25. I have been a selfish being all my life, in practice, though not in principle. ~Jane Austen

  26. The price of greatness is responsibility. ~Sir Winston Churchill

  27. Grow old with me! The best is yet to be. The last of life, for which the first was made. ~Robert BrowningClick To Tweet

  28. Don’t part company with your ideals. They are anchors in the storm.

  29. Praise the Lord. How good is it to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise him!…He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
    ~Psalm 147:1,3 (NIV)

  30. You can if you think you can. ~George Reeves

  31. Nothing is worth more than this day. ~Goethe

366 Days of Motivation Encouragement and Inspiration Calendar
November Thanksgiving


  1. To cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life. ~Samuel Johnson
  2. In dreams begins responsibility. ~William Butler Yeats

  3. We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.

  4. That best portion of a good man's life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love. ~William WordsworthClick To Tweet

  5. Abiding love surrounds those who trust in the Lord. ~Psalm 32:10 TLB

  6. It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know. ~Henry David Thoreau

  7. Mae West: For a long time I was ashamed of the way I lived. “Did you reform?” Mae West: I’m not ashamed anymore.

  8. Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness.

  9. Become a better listener.

  10. Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be. ~Grandma Moses

  11. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. ~Luke 6:31 (NIV)

  12. Life teaches us to be less harsh with ourselves and with others. ~Goethe

  13. Man must evolve for all human conflict a method that rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

  14. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

  15. Hating people is like burning down your own house to get rid of a rat.
    ~Harry Emerson Fosdick

  16. All serious daring starts from within. ~Eudora Welty

  17. Humor is a prelude to faith and laughter is the beginning of prayer. ~Reinhold Niebuhr

  18. Yes, as my swift days near their goal, 'Tis all that I implore: In life and death a chainless soul, With courage to endure. ~Emily BronteClick To Tweet

  19. Love is the root of all virtues.

  20. Become aware of your moods and don’t allow yourself to be fooled by the low ones.

  21. To have taste or discernment requires a capacity for thinking things through to the bottom…~Lin Yutang

  22. When I think upon my God, my heart is so full of joy that the notes dance and leap from my pen. ~Franz Josef Haydn

  23. Alas, I know if I ever became truly humble, I would be proud of it. ~Benjamin Franklin

  24. Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well. ~Lord Chesterfield

  25. Make happy those who are near, and those who are far will come.

  26. Let us not judge one another anymore, but rather resolve this, not to put a stumbling block or a cause to fall in our brother's way. ~Romans 14:13 (NKJV)Click To Tweet

  27. Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, Or what’s a heaven for?
    ~Robert Browning

  28. Let go of the idea that gentle, relaxed people can’t be superachievers.

  29. Make haste slowly. ~Caesar Augustus

  30. Colors are the smiles of nature…they are her laughs, as in flowers. ~Leigh Hunt

366 Day Motivation Encouragement and Inspiration Calendar September-December
December Delights


  1. Blessed are the hard-of-hearing for they miss much small talk.

  2. Come forth into the light of things, Let nature be your teacher. ~William Wordsworth

  3. There are hundreds of languages in the world, but a smile speaks all of them.Click To Tweet

  4. No thing is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time. Let is first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen. ~Epictetus 50-135 A.D.

  5. Dear God, I pray for patience, and I want it right now! ~Oren Arnold

  6. Cherish all your happy moments: they make a fine cushion for old age.

  7. God loves each one of us as if there were only one of us. ~Augustine

  8. To get where you want to go, you must keep on keeping on. ~Norman Vincent Peale

  9. A merry heart does good, like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones.
    ~Proverbs 17:22 (NKJV)

  10. Paradise is where I am. ~Voltaire

  11. Grace was in all her steps, Heaven in her eyes, In every gesture dignity and love. ~John Milton

  12. Thinking to get at once all the gold the goose could give, he killed it and opened it only to find—nothing. ~AesopClick To Tweet

  13. Develop your compassion.

  14. What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing. ~Aristotle

  15. There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
    ~Edith Wharton

  16. Memories are perhaps the best gifts of all. ~Gloria Gaither

  17. The bluebird carries the sky on his back. ~Henry David Thoreau

  18. It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well. ~Rene Descartes

  19. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up. ~James 4:10 (KJV)

  20. It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

  21. I have realized that the past and the future are real illusions, that they exist only in the present, which is what there is and all that there is. ~Alan Watts

  22. One word frees us from all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.
    ~Sophocles 406 B.C.

  23. You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough.
    ~William Blake

  24. Beauty as we feel it is something indescribable: What it is or what it means can never be said. ~George Santayana

  25. Once a week, write a heartfelt letter.

  26. It’s good to be just plain happy; it’s a little better to know that you’re happy; but to understand that you’re happy and to know what and how…and still be happy, be happy in the being and the knowing, well that is beyond happiness, that is bliss.
    ~Henry Miller.

  27. There are always two choices, two paths to take. One is easy. And its only reward is that it's easy. ~AnonymousClick To Tweet

  28. You do not have, because you do not ask. ~James 4:2

  29. Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to an all-knowing God. ~Corrie Ten Boom

  30. Ideas come from everywhere. ~Alfred Hitchcock

  31. But all shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.
    ~Dame Julian of Norwich

I’d love to hear from you! What part of the year do you look forward to most?




Penelope Silvers is a freelance writer, author,
and radio host of Penelope’s Book Chat on Blog
Talk Radio. She lives simply and sanely on Florida’s
beautiful nature coast.

DISCLOSURE:   I only recommend books that I have read myself. Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you choose to make a purchase. Thank you for your support of this blog.

Leave a Reply