23 Glennon Doyle Melton Quotes About FINALLY Finding Happiness

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This way to a more fulfilling life ...

Author Glennon Doyle Melton is the therapist-meets-best friend of your dreams.

She knows the answer to the questions you never even knew you had. And knows when you're on the verge of giving up — and she knows when you're just too sad to function.


Glennon Doyle Melton knows you all too well: your dislikes, your fears, your deepest ones, too (okay, that was an exaggeration). But she does know you better than you know yourself, because she's probably already been there. 

Best of all, she knows just how to help you help yourself.

Melton's not afraid to be brutally honest about her life. She bares it all on her blog, Momastery, and she's written best-selling memoirs about her experiences with both bulimia and addiction as well as her divorceCarry On, Warrior, is all about embracing your messy life and finding happiness. Love Warrior explores the complicated workings of love and marriage and divorce. 

And her newfound sexual orientation along with new relationship, with Olympic gold medal soccer player Abby Wambach, is the latest chapter in her life. (We can't wait for this book!)

Melton definitely has faced and overcome many challenges, which is why these inspirational quotes are sure to help you face whatever comes your way. 

If you're searching for the best quotes and memes to share with the people you love (or just want to feel inspired yourself) ... look no further! From the sweetest love quotesinspirational sayings, and hilarious friendship truths, we've got you covered.

"That’s how you can tell that you’re filling yourself with the wrong things. You use a lot of energy, and in the end, you feel emptier and less comfortable than ever.” —Glennon Doyle Melton

"Wherever you go, there you are. Your emptiness goes with you. Maddening. Things that help: writing, reading, water, walks, forgiving myself every other minute, practicing easy yoga, taking deep breaths, and petting my dogs. These things don't fill me completely, but they remind me that it is not my job to fill myself. It's just my job to notice my emptiness and find graceful ways to live as a broken, unfilled human." Glennon Doyle Melton

“If you feel something calling you to dance or write or paint or sing, please refuse to worry about whether you’re good enough. Just do it." Glennon Doyle Melton

"Since brokenness is the way of folks, the only way to live peacefully is to forgive everyone constantly, including yourself." —Glennon Doyle Melton

"If there's a silver lining to the emptiness, here it is: the unfillable is what brings people together. I've never made a friend by bragging about my strengths, but I've made countless by sharing my weakness and my emptiness." Glennon Doyle Melton

"It's OK to feel too much and know too little." Glennon Doyle Melton

"What if in skipping the pain, I was missing my lessons?" Glennon Doyle Melton

"The sun shows up every morning, no matter how bad you've been the night before. It shines without judgment. It never withholds. It warms the sinners, the saints, the druggies, the cheerleaders- the saved and the heathens alike." Glennon Doyle Melton

"Offer a gift to the world that no one else can offer: yourself." Glennon Doyle Melton

"I think one of the keys to happiness is accepting that I am never going to be perfectly happy. Life is uncomfortable. So I might as well get busy loving the people around me." Glennon Doyle Melton

"I'm going to quit chasing happiness long enough to notice it smiling right at me." Glennon Doyle Melton

"Nobody's secure, and nobody feels like she completely belongs. Those insecurities are just job hazards of being human. But some people dance anyway, and those people have more fun." Glennon Doyle Melton

"Crisis means to sift. Let it all fall away and you'll be left with what matters." Glennon Doyle Melton

"I've only begun the work that needs to be done. Not yet, the voice says. See this through." Glennon Doyle Melton

"I'm going to stop trying so hard to decide whether they are the "right people" for me and just take deep breaths and love my neighbors." Glennon Doyle Melton

"When reentering society and risking rejection, the library is a good place to start. They have low expectations. I love the library. Also church. Both have to take you in." Glennon Doyle Melton

"Just do the next right thing one thing at a time. That'll take you all the way home." Glennon Doyle Melton

"We are just scattered pieces of the same puzzle, so when we hurt each other, we hurt ourselves." Glennon Doyle Melton

"I have accepted another one of life's dangerous invitations: the invitation to feel." Glennon Doyle Melton

"What you don't know, you're not supposed to know yet." Glennon Doyle Melton

“The journey is learning that pain, like love, is simply something to surrender to. It's a holy space we can enter with people only if we promise not to tidy up.” Glennon Doyle Melton

"Every girl must decide whether to be true to herself or true to the world." Glennon Doyle Melton

“I'm trying to strip myself down to my barest essentials so I can figure out where I begin and where the woman the world told me to be begins. I'm going back to the starting line.” Glennon Doyle Melton