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800 Inspiring One Step At A Time Quotes To Keep You Motivated

1. “One day at a time, one step at a time. Do what you can, do your best. Let God handle the rest.” — Michelle Jones


2. Instead, a helpful approach is to take things step-by-step and focus on making good decisions today. This way, you can achieve many small wins. Over time, these small wins build up into larger gains. Think about the positive things that you can accomplish today. Adopting this mindset can also be beneficial to those with loved ones in recovery. Once your loved one stops using drugs and alcohol, you may expect them to simply “get better” overnight. However, recovery is a process. Bearing the weight of others’ expectations can actually be counterproductive to one’s recovery. If your parent, significant other, daughter or son struggles with addiction and you want to support their recovery, rather than adding additional pressure, help keep your loved one focused on the present and provide positive reinforcement by recognizing what they have accomplished thus far.


3. Don’t let an addiction control your life any longer. It’s time to stick up to the monster within and seek help getting sober. Print out some of these recovery sayings or recovery quotes, and place them somewhere you can easily see them from. Words can be motivation on getting clean. Speak to one of our counselors to get more information on various treatment options. Take each day one step at a time, and you’ll be sober before you know it.


4. “The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs…one step at a time.” – Joe Girard


5. The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs, one step at a time.


6. "Peace is a journey of a thousand miles, and it must be taken one step at a time.” — President Lyndon B. Johnson


7. Take each day one step at a time, and eventually, you’ll get to where you want to be!


8. Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.” —Ruth Bader Ginsburg


9. "The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs… one step at a time.” – Joe Girard


10. “Sometimes you will think you can’t take it another day. But if you hang in there, one step at a time, you will be able to accomplish more than you ever imagined.” – Taya Kyle


11. “…trust in what you know. be patient with yourself. and take things one step at a time.” — Melissa Steginus


12. “I know it’s easy to wonder why this is happening to you. I don’t know why either. But I’m honored to be able to support you in this difficult, challenging journey toward wellness. No matter how long it takes, I’m here for you. I look forward to watching you get well, one step at a time.”


13. “Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.”— Ruth Bader Ginsburg


14. Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.


15. “Take one step at a time. A complex problem can be overwhelming, even when you’ve got your plan mapped out, but remember: the journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. Just focus on one small goal at a time.”


16. The elevator to success is out of order. You'll have to use the stairs... one step at a time. — Joe Girard


17. You might have not reached your destination yet, but don’t be discouraged. Remember that exceptional accomplishments always take time. Take it one step at a time and your accomplishments shall leave you marveled. Good morning!


18. “One may walk over the highest mountain one step at a time.” –Barbara Walters


19. “One step at a time. One day at a time. One hour at a time.” — Unknown


20. “The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs, one step at a time.” – Joe Girard


21. "Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.” — Ruth Bader Ginsburg


22. One step at a time. You’ll get there.


23. Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time.


24. “The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs…one step at a time. ” – Joe Girard


25. “The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs… One step at a time.“ Joe Girard


26. “The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs, one step at a time. ” – Joe Girard


27. “Peace is a journey of a thousand miles, and it must be taken one step at a time.” ~ President Lyndon B. Johnson


28. To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping.


29. “Recovery is not one and done. It is a lifelong journey that takes place one day, one step at a time.” — Unknown


30. Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time. – Lyndon B. Johnson


31. “Big achievements come one small advantage at a time, one step at a time, one day at a time.”


32. The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs, one step at a time. - Joe Girard


33. “Take life one step at a time look forward to your future, stop looking back and regretting the past, the past is the past because it does not last!” -Abhishek Tiwari


34. One may walk over the highest mountain one step at a time. – John Wanamaker


35. “The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs… one step at a time.” – Joe Girard


36. “The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs, one step at a time.” — Joe Girard


37. “I still follow that model: just go hard every day, and take it one step at a time.”


38. The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs…one step at a time. —Joe Girard


39. “One day at a time, one step at a time. Do what you can, do your best. Let God handle the rest.” – Michelle Jones


40. “Recovery is not one and done. It is a lifelong journey that takes place one day, one step at a time.”


41. “One step at a time, one day at a time. Be strong. Be grateful. Just do the next right thing and you will arrive.” – Elizabeth Vargas


42. “The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs, one step at a time.” Joe Girard


43. Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.”— Ruth Bader Ginsburg


44. To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping. – Chinese Proverb (‘one of the top step by step quotes)


45. “One step at a time. One round at a time. Know your why. It’s really just one step at a time. Whether that’s a race or in real life. You just have to know your why.”- Allyson Felix


46. "The first step is you have to say that you can.” – Will Smith


47. It's only when you grow up and step back from him—or leave him for your own home—it's only then that you can measure his greatness and fully appreciate it.—Margaret TrumanRD.COM


48. “My stepdaughter is full of beauty and grace with an excellent character. She was indeed raised well by her real mother, and I will do my best to raise her just as good or even better. She’s so precious to me.”


49. “The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.” – Mark Caine


50. The only steps in this house are the stair steps, and the only half in this house is the half-and-half creamer.” — Al Hudson


51. “In any given moment. we have two options: To step forward into growth or to step back into safety.” – Abraham Maslow


52. 1 year sober quotes: Perhaps no recovery anniversary is more exciting than one year! Don’t let the excitement fade at any point over the next year. Every day is another small step in the right direction.​ May your next 365 bring you much happiness and fulfillment.


53. “I want to say this to every stepmother: take it a little easier, try not to be so insistent, try not to have your desires dominate—and not just with the stepchildren, but with your husband, your family, your friends. The moment you step back from whatever it is that exasperates you, you get an unrestricted view of the situation—and you can take a breath before you move forward.”―Margit Eva Bernard


54. "My complexion had always been an obstacle to overcome and all of a sudden, Oprah was telling me it wasn’t. It was perplexing and I wanted to reject it because I had begun to enjoy the seduction of inadequacy. But a flower couldn’t help but bloom inside of me. When I saw Alek [Wek] I inadvertently saw a reflection of myself that I could not deny. Now, I had a spring in my step because I felt more seen, more appreciated by the far away gatekeepers of beauty, but around me the preference for light skin prevailed. To the beholders that I thought mattered, I was still unbeautiful. And my mother again would say to me,"You can’t eat beauty. It doesn’t feed you.” And these words plagued and bothered me; I didn’t really understand them until finally I realized that beauty was not a thing that I could acquire or consume, it was something that I just had to be.” –Lupita Nyong’o


55. A healthy stepmother knows that someday's she’s a stagehand, someday's she’s the leading lady, and someday's she’s the audience…and she plays each role with style and grace.” — Unknown


56. “A thankful heart is one of the first steps on the road to happiness.”


57. “Choosing to practice unconditional self-love is the first step to overcoming low self-esteem.”


58. On this Friendship Day keep in mind the power of your smile, it is the first step in making new friends. Catherine Pulsifer


59. This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet.” — Rumi


60. Happy birthday to my precious stepdaughter who has taught me so much in the past few years. Remember that I will always be here for you.


61. “We must remember how to honor and respect life with each breath, step, word, and thought. What you bless blesses you in return. This is the power of reciprocity.” ~ Sandra Ingerman


62. A stepparent is so much more than just a parent: They made the choice to love when they didn’t have to.” — Unknown


63. “The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want.” ~ Ben Stein


64. “The very first step toward giving to others is grateful recognition of our own assets.” –


65. “Being your stepdad is enough to make me love you with my entire heart.”


66. "You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” –


67. “Recovery is taking all twelve steps…over and over and over and over…” – Toni Sorenson


68. “Step-parenting and being a step-sibling presents a lot of exciting opportunities. When families break up and re-form, there may be less order, less certainty, and a bit more trauma involved, but kids can end up having half-a-dozen parent figures.” ―Morris Gleitzman


69. I’m proud to have you as my stepdaughter, and prouder still to love you like my own daughter. Happy birthday, and I will always wish for your success.


70. “I can’t control your behavior, nor do I want that burden…but I will not apologize for refusing to be disrespected, to be lied to, or to be mistreated. I have standards; step up or step out.” — Steve Maraboli


71. “A stepdaughter is a little angel given by God. We may not be related to my blood, but we’re still family, and I’ll do whatever it takes to keep her happy.”


72. “A stepdaughter who is a best friend in disguise – my dear, you are my life’s biggest prize. Happy birthday.”


73. “I love my step daughter because she’s like my best friend and my sister. We go shopping together, she helps me with the groceries, we get our nails done together, and we tell secrets to each other. Having a stepdaughter is a lot of fun, and I love her very much.”


74. “Being a dad isn’t just about eating a huge bag of gummy bears as your wife gives birth. It means being comfortable with the word hero.” —Ryan Reynolds. Your stepdad can be your hero too—show him how much you care with these great Father’s Day gifts for stepdad.


75. The surest way of concealing from others the boundaries of one's own knowledge is not to overstep them.


76. “Setting goals is the first step into turning the invisible into the visible.” – Tony Robbins


77. "Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible."—Tony Robbins, American author, and speaker


78. “Hiking is a bit like life. The journey only requires you to put one foot in front of the other…again and again and again. And if you allow yourself the opportunity to be present throughout the entirety of the trek, you will witness beauty every step of the way, not just at the summit”


79. I may be your adopted parent, but I’ll always love you like my own! Happy birthday, stepdaughter, you make me so proud!


80. Do you know how to spot the difference between a fake diamond and a real diamond? Well, seeing as we’re not experts, they’ll look almost exactly the same. That’s how I feel about you. There’s no difference between a real father and a stepfather; you mean the world to me.


81. “I didn’t marry my wife, I married her entire situation. Now her daughter is now my daughter, and she’s the nicest little girl that I want to protect, love, and cherish for as long as I can. I love my family and my stepdaughter.”


82. “Fear thrives in a place of inaction. Overcome your anxiety by taking one small step forward.” – Sarah Boyd


83. Looking at beauty in the world, is the first step of purifying the mind.” ― Amit Ray


84. 101 I look up to you in so many ways. I am so lucky to have a friend who lifts me up and inspires me every step of the way. Happy birthday to you!


85. “The old Amy, the girl of the big laugh and the easy ways, literally shed herself, a pile of skin and soul on the floor, and stepped this new, brittle, bitter Amy ... a razor-wire knot daring me to unloop her, and I was not up to the job with my thick, numb, nervous fingers. Country fingers. Flyover fingers untrained in the intricate, dangerous work of 'solving Amy'. When I'd hold up the bloody stumps, she'd sigh and turn to her secret mental notebooks on which she tallied all my deficiencies, forever noting disappointments, frailties, shortcomings.”


86. In each moment the fire rages, it will burn away a hundred veils. And carry you a thousand steps toward your goal.” – Rumi


87. “Ultimately, I’m not doing that much. I’m only doing what a human being who feels wants to do—in my way, without stepping out of my flow while staying in my lane. Without, I guess, boring people.”


88. Happy birthday to my stepdaughter, thank you for teaching me what true love really is!


89. Behind a lot of great kids is a step-parent who stepped up, stepped in and gave a shit.” — Unknown


90. “My lovely stepdaughter, if only you could see yourself through my eyes, then you would see how brave, strong, and smart you truly are. And I am very fortunate to get to witness it every day!“


"91. In April 2013, after a particularly brutal hangover, I looked at the calendar and realized I had exactly six months to go until I turned 30. Suddenly, the idea of taking my problem drinking with me into the next decade seemed incredibly sad and depressing.




In my previous, half-hearted attempts at quitting, I’d always white-knuckled it by myself and spent the whole time feeling miserable, annoyed, and lost in my own head. This time, I spent a lot of time reading books, listening to podcasts, and trying to educate myself about alcohol and addiction. I started writing a blog and reached out to other sober bloggers. Those small steps made such a difference, as I began to meet people who were sober and—shockingly—really enjoying life!"


92. God cannot be present to mend every broken family, hence he created stepmom.” – Anonymous


93. Being a stepmother has worked out very well for me. I love my stepchildren very much.” – Philippa Gregory


94. “For a blessed Tuesday, move towards your goals and get small action-steps done. This will energize you and refuel your motivation.”


95. “It is said great power comes great responsibility. But stepmothers’ shoulder great responsibilities even when they have limited power over their stepchildren in terms of acceptability and trust.” ―Unknown


96. Happy birthday stepson thank you for accepting me and for being the son I’ve always wanted.


97. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu


98. A step away, loneliness engulfs me like a furious fire. You showered me with so much love, I am intoxicated, yet I crave for more. Your love is sweeter than wine, and I’m so incomplete without you.


99. “My sister will die over and over again for the rest of my life. Grief is forever. It doesn’t go away; it becomes a part of you, step for step, breath for breath. I will never stop grieving Bailey because I will never stop loving her. That’s just how it is. Grief and love are conjoined, you don’t get one without the other. All I can do is love her, and love the world, emulate her by living with daring and spirit and joy.”


100. “The true mark of a leader is the willingness to stick with a bold course of action — an unconventional business strategy, a unique product-development roadmap, a controversial marketing campaign — even as the rest of the world wonders why you’re not marching in step with the status quo. In other words, real leaders are happy to zig while others zag. They understand that in an era of hyper-competition and non-stop disruption, the only way to stand out from the crowd is to stand for something special.” Bill Taylor


101. “Even when you have doubts. take that step. Take chances. Mistakes are never a failure – they can be turned into wisdom.” – Cat Cora


102. The reality is, you either step into the future or you become a dinosaur. ~M. Shadowsdinosaurs quotes


103. “Intimacy between stepchildren and stepparents is indeed proverbially difficult.” ― Murasaki Shikibu


104. “You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.


105. “However, when I dress up I love stepping out in the tallest heels possible. My style is very eclectic and heavily based on my mood that day.”


106. “Happy birthday step daughter – except I don’t need a step because I’ve loved you all along. Have a wonderful time today!”


107. The first step to a peaceful life, is minding one’s business


108. “Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges. obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what? Get started now. With each step you take. you will grow stronger and stronger. more and more skilled. more and more self-confident and more and more successful.” — Mark Victor Hansen


109. “Listen to the people who love you. Believe that they are worth living for even when you don’t believe it. Seek out the memories depression takes away and project them into the future. Be brave; be strong; take your pills. Exercise because it’s good for you even if every step weighs a thousand pounds. Eat when food itself disgusts you. Reason with yourself when you have lost your reason.” ―Andrew Solomon


110. “When I woke up Sunday morning at the Open and stepped outside and felt the wind and rain in my face, I knew I had an excellent chance to win if I just took my time and trusted myself.” – Tom Kite


111. “Sufficiency isn’t two steps up from poverty or one step short of abundance. It isn’t a measure of barely enough or more than enough. Sufficiency isn’t an amount at all. It is an experience. a context we generate. a declaration. a knowing that there is enough. and that we are enough.”


112. “Life is awesome when you’ve got a stepdaughter to protect. She’s full of sweetness and innocence that all I ever want to do is keep her happy because I treat her as my own. If someone messes with my stepdaughter, then you’ll be facing me.”


113. “I do not look down on my stepdaughter just because she isn’t originally my daughter. I chose the woman I love to be my wife, even if she already has a daughter. And I have chosen to love her daughter as well and work hard for them and be an awesome dad.”


114. “Always watch where you are going. Otherwise, you may step on a piece of the Forest that was left out by mistake.” - Winnie the Pooh


115. “Sweep first before your own door, before you sweep the doorsteps of your neighbors.”


116. So, he stepped into the light of the kitchen and said the one thing he knew she wanted to hear most in the world.


117. Another year has gone by, which means you’re one step closer to being an adult. But for now, enjoy being a kid! Happy birthday!


118. “No matter how many Legos I step on, I’m always so grateful to be your mom.”


119. “God has answered your prayers. Not only did he give you a new partner in life, but he also gave you a beautiful stepdaughter whom you could love and cherish.” — Jane


120. “The greatest step towards a life of simplicity is to learn to let go. ” ― Steve Maraboli


121. “The best way to approach a goal is to first break it down into very small bite-size steps. Each one of these steps should lead logically to the next step to be completed in a linear order.” - Byron Pulsifer


122. The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” – Lao Tzu


123. “Softball player, a girl who, once steps onto the field, is transformed from daddy’s little girl into a fierce, unrelenting competitor who will stop at nothing in order to win a game. Characteristically, with dirt all across her face, ratted sweaty hair, bloody knees, and dirt stained socks and uniform. She’s a diligent hard worker who knows the real meaning of teamwork, spirit and fearing nothing. Contradictorily she personifies all of this while she still wears cute, color-coordinated hair ribbons and sleeve straps.”


124. Every day, I am impressed by your strengths, talents, and your ability to love. Thank you for being an amazing stepdaughter.


125. “It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform.”


126. "One thing I have come to notice in my life is that recovery for me has not been linear. It’s more two steps forward, three back, five forward, two back, so I’m always improving but there are setbacks within the improvement.” — Jonathan Van Ness


127. “But if you take me for granted, I’ll take one step after another away from you, and you won’t ever get those steps back. ” ― K. M. Golland


128. Start with one step, just one. And then take the next one and keep going that way.


129. “To my ever-loving stepdaughter, I pray that you are successful in life always. You’ve always been good to everyone and especially to me. I and the rest of the family love you very much, and we’ll remind you of that every single day.”


130. “If a man does not keep pace with his companions. perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears. however measured or far away.” – Henry David Thoreau


131. “You have stepped into my life and made me realize what unconditional love means. Good morning sweetheart.”


132. “Being a stepmom is extremely tough because you are continually being tested, by the children, your husband, the neighbors, your husband, the relatives, old friends who knew the children’s parents in their previous marriage, and by yourself.” —Unknown


133. “Let us step out into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.” – J.K. Rowling


134. “Life is awesome when you’ve got a stepdaughter to protect. She’s full of sweetness and innocence that all I ever want to do is keep her happy because I treat her as my own. If someone messes with my stepdaughter, then you’ll be facing me.”


135. “Even so, one step from my grave, I believe that cruelty, spite, The powers of darkness will in time, Be crushed by the spirit of light.” Boris Pasternak


136. Sometimes the future changes quickly and completely, and we’re left with only the choice of what to do next. We can choose to be afraid of it. Just stand there trembling, not moving. Assuming the worst that can happen. Or we step forward into the unknown, and assume it will be brilliant. — Sandra Oh


137. Small steps in the right direction can turn out to be the biggest step of your life.


138. “I love you every step of the way.” – Unknown


139. Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” — Oprah Winfrey


140. 16. “There are many great firsts in life: first steps, first car, first kiss, and now first baby. We are excited to announce we are expecting ours on (date).”


141. “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment


142. “When it feels as if you can’t do right by the other parent, do right by your stepchild instead. You’ll never fail with best interest at heart.” ―Jessica James


143. “Think like a queen. A queen if not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” — Oprah


144. “A stepmother has a hard hand.” ―Unknown


145. “Adopting a really positive attitude can work wonders to adding years to your life, a spring to your step, a sparkle to your eye, and all of that.” – Christie Brinkley


146. Only true warriors can become good stepmothers.” — Unknown


147. “Courage is more exhilarating than fear and in the long run it is easier. We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time. meeting each thing that comes up. seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared. discovering we have the strength to stare it down.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


148. “When you win. you don’t get carried away. But if you go step by step. with confidence. you can go far.” – Diego Maradona


149. I’m so happy that my mum picked you as our stepdad. She obviously has good taste! Have a great birthday!


150. Before achieving a dream, you need to make very little steps. People don't understand that when you want to make a big dream you have a lot of fastidious little things you have to do. - Bertrand Piccard


151. “It is better to make many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward.”


152. “Not one day passes by when I don’t thank God for you, my stepdaughter. You have been my best friend since the day you came into my life.”


153. I’m lucky to have two mothers; a great mother and stepmother. If you don’t do it for yourself, do it for a woman you love.” – Mark Rebb


154. A good stepmom is not made—she is built. She is built by the hardships of her role, the tears she cries in secret and by the lessons she learns through trial and error.” — Michelle Zunter


155. “A stepparent doesn’t just marry a spouse. They marry the spouse in the entire situation. They must embrace the stepdaughters and sons as their own .” — Ronit Cytheria


156. “Always watch where you are going. Otherwise, you may step on a piece of the Forest that was left out by mistake.”— Winnie the Pooh


157. “My stepdaughter had a hard time adjusting to having me in the house and having me as her new parent, but I’m happy she’s slowly accepting and loving me as part of her family.”


158. “Every step I take, every move I make in life, I find myself missing you more and more. One day, we will reunite and talk about the lives we lived. Hoping you are in a better place. You will always be on my mind.” —Unknown


159. “With this note, I want to tell you that I am there for you to support you at every step, and I want all your dreams to come true. Good morning.”


160. The first step to getting what you want in life is realizing you deserve it. Happy 2nd birthday!


161. “I read and walked for miles at night along the beach, writing bad blank verse and searching endlessly for someone wonderful who would step out of the darkness and change my life. It never crossed my mind that that person could be me.” – Anna Quindlen


162. You were with me throughout my life. You were with me when I took my first step and when I fell for the first time. You were with me when I got my first excellent grade and when I failed my exam for the first time. In other words, you always understood and supported me no matter what. Thank you for it.


163. “Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” – Oprah Winfrey, Executive


164. I always feel like it’s two key ingredients when it comes to following your dreams, making something happen that the average person deems difficult. If you truly believe it, that’s step one. Step two, is, you know, the hard work that goes along with it. – J. Cole


165. May the clouds of grief pass you by and may your life be shined upon by the rainbow that comes. Happy birthday my dearest stepdaughter.


166. Today is a modest step forward on the wonderful trip that is your life. May you continue to be blessed and succeed in achieving your goals and ambitions, Wishing you all the best!


167. 9. “Just wanted you to know someone is always thinking of you! Life is a series of baby steps. The goal isn’t to just be sober. The goal is to love yourself so much that you don’t need or want to not be sober. I’m always here as your best friend if you ever need me.”


168. “You build on failure. Use it as a stepping stone and close the door on the past. Don’t try to forget the mistakes, but don’t dwell on it.” Johnny Cash


169. “Love is taking a few steps backward maybe even more…to give way to the happiness of the person you love.”


170. “We aren’t step. We are just a family.” ―Unknown


171. “Dear stepdaughter, I hope you know that having a stepmom means that you always have my love and support, no matter what.”


172. “For some people, working a regular job with a strict schedule is overwhelming. Waking up at the same hour and following the same steps daily is a routine that makes all days equal. Either it’s Monday, Tuesday, or Friday, we feel that the days blend in, and that saddens us.” - Unknown


173. “Go as long as you can, and then take another step.” — Author Unknown


174. “You don't have to see the whole staircase; just take the first step.” Martin Luther King


175. I hope your endeavors bear fruit in endless accomplishments at every step of your life! Best wishes!


176. Success isn’t something that happens. To get there, you must take deliberate steps in the proper direction.


177. To the stepmom who feels like you are failing. Don’t doubt yourself. Right now, it feels hard, but each day you still show up, even through the exhaustion. You pour your love into your children, even though your cup feels empty. You do the best you can, even when you think you can’t. And that dear mama is not failing. You are amazing.” – Anonymous


178. “Growth is an erratic forward movement: two steps forward, one step back. Remember that and be very gentle with yourself.” ― Julia Cameron


179. “My dear stepdaughter, you are not losing a part of your mom, you are gaining the life-lasting love and support of a new friend who just happens to adore your mother.”


180. Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a stepdad.” – Wade Boggs


181. “Happy 4 Years of Sobriety! I am beyond proud of you and all the wonderful accomplishments you’ve made these past four years! I have watched you grow into such a strong, independent person and, most importantly, an AMAZING dad! I can’t wait to see where life takes you. Remember I’ll always be there every step of the way!”


182. “You can hear the footsteps of God when silence reigns in the mind.”


183. “When being in a toxic relationship in life at times you may have to step outside yourself, to see yourself, so you can find yourself and love yourself again.” — Angel Moreira


184. “One cannot step twice in the same river.”


185. "You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. Have a blissful day.”


186. “Anyone who falls in love is searching for the missing pieces of themselves. So, anyone who’s in love gets sad when they think of their lover. It’s like stepping back inside a room you have fond memories of, one you haven’t seen in a long time.” —Haruki Marukmi


187. “The way to achieve your goals is step by step, you just need to build enough track, to be ahead of the train.”


188. In each moment the fire rages, it will burn away a hundred veils. And carry you a thousand steps toward your goal.


189. “I’m stunned at how you face situations in life. You inspire me with your strength and wisdom, dear stepdaughter.”


190. “A stepdaughter is the daughter nature didn’t give you, but the one life blessed you with.” — Ronit Cytheria


191. “We aren’t “step”, we aren’t “half”, we’re just family.”


192. “Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.” – Napoleon Hill


193. “Lately. you have been busy beating yourself up. Instead of counting your achievements. you have been counting your failures. You have a habit of staying up too late. replaying your regrets. However. you need to step away from the past and focus on your present. because things aren’t as bad as they seem. You aren’t as lost as you think. You are enough.”


194. “The greatest step towards a life of simplicity is to learn to let go.” – Steve Maraboli


195. “You build on failure. You use it as a stepping-stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.” – Johny Cash


196. When ordinary people decide to step out and be part of something big, that’s when they become extraordinary.


197. Optimism: someone who figures that taking a step backward after taking a step forward is not a disaster; it's more like a cha-cha. You may not be where you want to be right now, but you're just doing the dance that is called life.


198. “Looking at beauty in the world, is the first step of purifying the mind.”


199. Looking at beauty in the world, is the first step of purifying the mind. —Amit Ray


200. Dear Grandpa, you’ve always set the standard for how we should live our lives. I try to follow in your footsteps, but you’ve put the bar pretty high. Anyway, I hope your birthday is as awesome as you.


201. It takes a strong man to accept somebody else’s children and step up to the plate another man left on the table.” – Ray Johnson


202. “A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new, when an age ends, and when the soul of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance.” ~ Jawaharlal Nehru


203. Trust is the first step to love


204. “They are not my stepchildren. They are my children who came into this world before I met them.” —Unknown


205. “Step by step and the thing is done.” ~ Charles Atlas


206. Daughter, if you are lost in life just take a step back and remember your teenage years. Think back to 98 Degrees and just “Be True To Your Heart.” Yes, that was a cheesy 90’s reference, but don’t pretend like you didn’t love them! (I remember that poster.


207. Healing takes time, and asking for help is a courageous step. - Mariska Hargitay


208. “When adversity strikes, that’s when you have to be the most calm, take a step back, stay strong, stay grounded and press on. ” – LL Cool J


209. “Narcissists are consumed with maintaining a shallow false self to others. They're emotionally crippled souls that are addicted to attention. Because of this they use a multitude of games, in order to receive adoration. Sadly, they are the most ungodly of God's creations because they don't show remorse for their actions, take steps to make amends or have empathy for others. They are morally bankrupt.”


210. “Looking at beauty in the world is the first step of purifying the mind.” – Amit Ray


211. “We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down.” - Eleanor Roosevelt, first lady


212. “The first step before anybody else believes it, is you have to believe it. ” – Will Smith


213. “I cannot replace my stepdaughter’s biological mother, and I know I can’t do better than her mother because she has a special place in her heart, but I’ll do my best to be a good stepmother to her so I can have a special place in her heart too.”


214. “Only stepping out of old ruts will bring new insights.” – Andy Grove


215. To my stepmom, thank you for embracing me like your own.” – Anonymous


216. “My stepdaughter doesn’t have my eyes nor my hair color because I am not her real mother, but she will always be the most beautiful thing to me as if she was my own. I will love her just as much as her father does.”


217. “Love is not what’s in the veins, but it’s in the heart. My daughter and I may not be related by blood, but I love her with all my heart. And life’s been better ever since I had her. I love my stepdaughter so much.”


218. 1. “Happy Anniversary! We’re all so proud of you and are so happy to be celebrating another year of your sobriety. Thanks for taking the hard steps to keep you and all of us in a happier loving place. We love you! Cheers to another year.”


219. “A lot of artists are scared to do that. they are scared to step out on their own. What am I the supervillain of western Canada is that what I am? Is Classified the clean-cut. staying true to his roots. hip hop guy from the East coast that stays in his lane and he made it big staying true to what he did and didn’t make corny music? Then that is what he is and I am proud of him for that.” ~ Shane Bunting


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221. “Tuesday is the affirmation that my goals are being moved another step forward.” ~ Anonymous


222. “A stepmother’s love is unique. She continues to love her bonus children selflessly despite knowing that she will never be the priority in their lives.” —Unknown


223. The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.” – Mark Caine


224. “Once you accept that your child will be different, not better or worse…just different, that’s the first step.” – Unknown


225. Aim for the sky, but move slowly, enjoy every step along the way. It is all those little steps that make the journey complete.


226. “I've learned that fear limits you and your vision. It serves as blinders to what may be just a few steps down the road for you. The journey is valuable, but believing in your talents, your abilities, and your self-worth can empower you to walk down an even brighter path. Transforming fear into freedom—how great is that?”


227. As practice makes perfect, I cannot but make progress. Each drawing one makes, each study one paints, is a step forward. — Vincent van Gogh


228. “The first step to having a great day is to wake up with a smile.”- Unknown


229. Being a stepmom is one of the most selfless things you could do in your life.” – Ivana Davies


230. Step away from the couch sitters who are awaiting the single perfect day to begin living their dream. You can choose to live your dream every day if you just take the first step. T. D. Jakes


231. Baby steps are better than no steps at all. Keep going. You’ll get there.


232. We were at the right place and time for our first meeting, which became the first step into our blissful romance. After all these years, your brightness hasn’t dimmed for once in my eyes. And indeed, my love for you doesn’t seem to get tired of ravaging your entire being. Come what may, you’ll remain that young girl with a svelte figure who I accidentally bumped into on a busy school campus.


233. You are notified to reach one step closer to the middle of the week. Happy Tuesday friend.


234. “Honesty is the first step toward healing.”


235. “You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.


236. “I’ve never heard a song written from a stepmother’s point of view, about their family.” ―LeAnn Rimes


237. You’re searching for buoyancy in the soul, and spring in your step.”


238. “I had to take false steps and go through hard times to come out to where I am now. I can’t imagine living without acting. It’s not easy, and I don’t disrespect anyone who steps out of it after a certain point. Having a family and a house is cool. It’s not a betrayal. But if you’re going to be an actor, it has to be more than a passing interest.” – Marylouise Burke


239. “Real change is difficult at the beginning. but gorgeous at the end. Change begins the moment you get the courage and step outside your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Roy T. Bennett


240. Small actions build over time, and taking that first small action will help you gain momentum to keep moving forward. Even if you are afraid that you will be unable to remain sober, the act of seeking treatment can change your life. If you or your loved one is struggling, take inspiration from these love and addiction quotes and make a change. Start by reaching out to a treatment center like Liberty Ranch that offers evidence-based programming to learn more about next steps.


241. Happy birthday to the sweet girl who accepted me as her stepmother, and showed me nothing but love ever since!


242. “Be yourself. Be true to that. to your heart. Patience. See what happens if you step back instead of bounding forward.”


243. I hope this birthday is everything you hoped for, stepdaughter! Thank you for teaching me the value of life!


244. When it feels as if you can’t do right by the other parent, do right by your stepchild instead. You’ll never fail with best interest at heart.” – Jessica James


245. My life was never the same after meeting you, and being your stepfather is my favorite role to play! Happy birthday, kiddo, I love you so much!


246. You are a strong woman and you have proven this over the years. As you step into a new year, I believe in your strength to do even better.


247. Kudos for completing this important life step. Remember to always keep climbing the staircase.


248. ”We’re going to step on the field knowing that every team we’re going against is going to push their game to that whole new level that we probably hadn’t seen. … We’ve just got to be ready to step up with them. ” – Crystl Bustos, third base, Team USA


249. “Love is taking a few steps backward, maybe even more, to give way to the happiness of the person you love.” — Winnie the Pooh


250. “Cancer is a marathon – you can’t look at the finish line. You take it moment by moment, sometimes breath by breath, other times step by step.” — Sarah Betz Bucciero


251. “Let them talk all they want behind your back, you know they’ll eventually shut up the moment they hear the sound of your footsteps.”


252. “Love is taking a few steps backward, maybe even more…to give way to the happiness of the person you love.”


253. “Stepdaughter, being a part of your life has inspired me to be the best stepdad I can be.”


254. Happy Birthday, it’s time to let go of the past. Time to step up into the future with a love that will last.


255. Be yourself. Be true to that, to your heart. Patience. See what happens if you step back instead of bounding forward. - Nora Roberts


256. “Take the first step. Even if it’s only a tiptoe, it’s still progress.” — Annette White


257. To my stepmom, thank you for being brave enough to face uncertainties when all things were new. You never made us feel like a stranger’s child. You always loved us as your own. And I will always love you for that.” – Anonymous


258. “Love is taking a few steps backward, maybe even more…to give way to the happiness of the person you love.” —Winnie-the-Pooh


259. “It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform.” – Roy T. Bennett


260. “I wonder how well you sleep at night, and what kind of dreams you have. I wish I could step into them as you step into mine. Goodnight, my beautiful.” – Fred Parquet


261. You are a great son, and I am so fortunate to be your parent. I hope this day is another step towards an amazing future. Happy birthday!


262. “One of the secrets of life is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks.”– Jack Penn


263. Tuesday is the affirmation that my goals are being moved another step forward. Byron Pulsifer


264. If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place. – Nora Roberts


265. “Dreams can come true, but there is a secret. They’re realized through the magic of persistence, determination, commitment, passion, practice, focus and hard work. They happen a step at a time, manifested over years, not weeks.”


266. A caring stepmother doesn’t have to replace the child’s own mom. She will secure her own special place in the heart of the child by her love and care.” – Anonymous


267. “I would cross oceans for my stepdaughter because she trusts me and loves me, even when she knows we are not connected by blood.”


268. The happiest of birthdays to my stepdaughter! We have come so far, and I am happy to call myself your father and friend!


269. “Everyone wants a strong woman until you start dating her and realize you have to step your own shit up.”


270. “Optimist: someone who figures that taking a step backward after taking a step forward is not a disaster, it’s more like a cha-cha.” – Robert Brault


271. “First steps are always the hardest but until they are taken the notion of progress remains only a notion and not an achievement.”


272. “My stepdaughter is full of beauty and grace with an excellent character. She was indeed raised well by her real mother, and I will do my best to raise her just as good or even better. She’s so precious to me.”


273. Happy birthday to the best stepdad ever! You’re kind, caring, and funny, which makes you the perfect father in my eyes.


274. “A compassionate doctor has traveled deep into the jungle to provide medical care to a primitive tribe afflicted with a contagious disease. He has had his medical equipment flown in. He has correctly diagnosed the problem, and the antibiotics are prepared and available. He is independently wealthy and has no need of any kind of financial compensation. But as he seeks to provide care, the afflicted refuse. They want to take care of themselves. They want to heal on their own terms. Finally, a few brave young men step forward to receive the care being freely provided. What does the doctor feel? Joy. His joy increases to the degree that the sick come to him for help and healing. It’s the whole reason he came. How much more if the diseased are not strangers but his own family? So with us, and so with Christ.”


275. “All that reppin’ like you stepping gets you lined up. Everywhere I go you know I keep that iron tucked.” – NBA Youngboy Quotes Songs


276. Your step is akin to a king’s. Your bosom is blessed with love. Loving you will forever be my calling. Happy birthday, angel.


277. The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.


278. Thank you, stepmom! You have been a beacon of hope for us throughout the toughest times. You have proven that you’re truly angelic, and we’re so grateful for the love you’ve shown us.


279. “Tuesday is the affirmation that my goals are being moved another step forward.” ~ Byron Pulsifer


280. “Remember, if people talk about you behind your back, it only means you are two steps ahead of them.” – Fannie Flagg


281. “Don’t remind yourself how tired and weak you feel. Stay positive. Every rep. Every step. Brings you closer to your goals.”


282. “Happy Soberversary! One quarter of a year has gone by in your sobriety. You are so deserving of a happy and healthy life. Congratulations on your sustained sobriety! Keep working those steps, and I’ll keep cheering you on.” (13)


283. “Letting go of toxic people in your life is a big step in loving yourself.”—Hussein Nishah


284. Start with one step, just one. And then take the next one and keep going that way. – Anne Lamott


285. “Happy birthday, stepdaughter. You are my only child, you are a real daughter to me, dear.” — Carolyn Boston


286. If you make your internal life a priority, then everything else you need on the outside will be given to you and it will be extremely clear what the next step is.


287. I’m lucky to have two mothers; a great mother and stepmother. If you don’t do it for yourself, do it for a woman you love.” ― Mark Rebb


288. “Someday, I hope to follow in your footsteps, my remarkable elder brother, because you are an incredible guy!”


289. “Because you have made me learn to take that first step. Happy Teacher’s Day.” ― Unknown


290. “Although I didn’t give you the gift of life, I am very lucky to have life give me you as a gift. My stepdaughter, I truly love you and will be there for you no matter what.”


291. Your first step was amazing but this second year will be even more astounding. Happy second birthday!


292. There will always be rocks in the road ahead of us. They will be stumbling blocks or stepping stones; it all depends on how you use them. - Friedrich Nietzsche


293. In leaves no step had trodden black.


294. “Take a deep breath and step on through. This is your new chapter.”


295. “Intimacy between stepchildren and stepparents is indeed proverbially difficult.”―Murasaki Shikibu


296. ”You gotta step out of your comfort zone. Be broke for a while. Lose friends. Sleepless nights. Most people don’t get it.” – NBA Youngboy Quotes Songs


297. Following in your footsteps, I have learned and grown so much in life. You always inspire me, and I hope your birthday is everything you want it to be. Happy birthday to my life coach!


298. “Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip toe if you must, but take the step.” -Naeem Callaway


299. Happy B-Day to my lovely stepdaughter, who always gives the best hugs and makes me a better stepmom with each passing day!


300. When it feels as if you can’t do right by the other parent, do right by your stepchild instead. You’ll never fail with best interest at heart.” — Jessica James


301. I’m taking a step at a time, getting to maturity physically, mentally and financially. Nothing is stopping me! Happy birthday to me.


302. Each small step adds up to a long journey toward peace.


303. Optimist: someone who figures that taking a step backward after taking a step forward is not a disaster, it’s more like a cha-cha. - Robert Brault


304. Being a stepmom is a difficult job, but it is worth it because you go to sleep every night with an amazing feeling that you are loved by children who don’t biologically belong to you.” – Anonymous


305. Today, I will step outside my comfort zone.


306. Step-parenting and being a step-sibling presents a lot of exciting opportunities. When families break up and re-form, there may be less order, less certainty, and a bit more trauma involved, but kids can end up having half-a-dozen parent figures.” – Morris Gleitzman


307. “Trust is the first step to love.” ― Munshi Premchand


308. “You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” –


309. I held you in my arms, and I knew I would love you forever! Happy B-Day to my stepdaughter, you make me a great man and dad!


310. We might not be related by blood, but our relationship is certainly thicker and stronger than anything else in the world. I’m proud to call you my stepfather and I hope you’re proud to call me your child too.


311. “When you win, you don’t get carried away. But if you go step by step, with confidence, you can go far.” —Diego Maradona, pro soccer player


312. “She took a step and didn't want to take any more, but she did.” — Markus Zusak, The Book Thief


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314. “A stepdaughter is a gift of love.”


315. "Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible."


316. I saved my favorite quote in this list for last. As an alcoholic, it was incredibly difficult to ask anyone for help. It required admitting that I had a problem and admitting that I couldn’t tackle it on my own — neither was easy. However, it was a necessary first step to actually start making any progress. I never could have gotten sober without the help of others.


317. May the clouds of grief pass you by and may your life be shined upon by the rainbow that comes. Happy birthday my dearest stepdaughter.


318. “I wonder how well you sleep at night, and what kind of dreams you have. I wish I could step into them as you step into mine. Goodnight, my beautiful.”


319. “Everything I do in my life I do to make my mum and dad proud. I want to carry on in my dad’s footsteps and make sure that his legacy lives on forever.” – Bindi Irwin


320. “Naturally, when one makes progressive steps, there may be some who see it as a betrayal of their goals and interests.” – Louis Farrakhan


321. “Happy birthday step daughter – except I don’t need a step because I’ve loved you all along. Have a wonderful time today!”


322. “There is no one giant step that does it, it’s a lot of little steps.”- Peter A. Cohen


323. When it feels as if you can’t do right by the other parent, do right by your stepchild instead. You’ll never fail with your best interest at heart.” – Jessica James


324. “Love is a mutual thing, and not all stepparents are successful in reciprocating love with their stepdaughter, but that shouldn’t be a reason not to love stepdaughters. It takes time because step-parents need to make their new daughter feel that they’re really treating her like family.”


325. Intimacy between stepchildren and stepparents is indeed proverbially difficult.” — Murasaki Shikibu


326. “Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.


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328. “How very softly you tiptoed into our world, almost silently, only a moment you stayed. But what an imprint your footsteps have left upon our hearts.” – Dorothy Ferguson


329. “Bad stuff happens, people are mean, there are no steps you can take that ensure the world leaves you alone. All you can do is try not to be one of those people who contributes to the bad.”


330. Life is full of choices and for my 37th birthday, I’m choosing to take better care of myself every step of the way.


331. “You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” – Martin Luther King Jr.


332. “Trust is the first step to love.”– Munshi Premchand


333. “A healthy stepmother knows that some days she’s a stage hand, some days she’s the leading lady, and some days she’s the audience… and she plays each role with grace and style.”―Unknown


334. “It is often the small steps, not the giant leaps, that bring about the most lasting change.” — Queen Elizabeth II


335. “Working together makes us colleagues but understanding each other and supporting one another at each and every step of our lives make us wonderful friends….. Best wishes on Friendship Day to my colleague who is more of a friend to me.”


336. “God has answered my prayers. Not only did he give me a new partner in life, but he also gave me a beautiful stepdaughter whom I love and cherish.”


337. Happy Friendship Day, {put name}! You are someone I can count on in every step of my life. May our beautiful friendship lasts forever!


338. “Simplicity boils down to two steps: Identify the essential. Eliminate the rest.” – Leo Babauta


339. Happy birthday to my amazing stepdaughter, your loving spirit and radiant smile always brighten up my day!


340. “I certainly think Halle Berry’s a wonderful role model. She’s a terrific stepmother and has shown that in so many beautiful ways and has made such enormous strides for women culturally and such great successes as an actress and philanthropist.”—Sharon Stone


341. “Believe in a love that is being stored up for you like an inheritance, and have faith that in this love there is a strength and a blessing so large that you can travel as far as you wish without having to step outside it.” ― Rainer Maria Rilke


342. “I never wear flats. My shoes are so high that sometimes when I step out of them, people look around in confusion and ask, “Where’d she go?” and I have to say, “I’m down here.”-Marian Keyes


343. “I do not look down on my stepdaughter just because she isn’t originally my daughter. I chose the woman I love to be my wife, even if she already has a daughter. And I have chosen to love her daughter as well and work hard for them and be an awesome dad.”


344. “You are not my stepdaughter. You ARE my daughter, who was born before I even met you. And I promise to love you forever and give you support in life.”


345. “Even so, one step from my grave, I believe that cruelty, spite, The powers of darkness will in time, Be crushed by the spirit of light.” Boris Pasternak


346. I hope this birthday is everything you hoped for, stepdaughter! Thank you for teaching me the value of life!


347. A stepmother’s love is unique. She continues to love her bonus children selflessly despite knowing that she will never be the priority in their lives.” – Anonymous


348. “Dear stepdaughter, I still remember the day you entered my life and forever captured my heart with your radiant smile. You enchanted me with sweetness and tenderness.”


349. “The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say ‘I.’ And that’s not because they have trained themselves not to say ‘I.’ They don’t think ‘I.’ They think ‘we’; they think ‘team.’ They understand their job to be to make the team function. They accept responsibility and don’t sidestep it, but ‘we’ gets the credit…. This is what creates trust, what enables you to get the task done.” – Peter Drucker


350. “Letting go of toxic people in your life is a big step in loving yourself.” ― Hussein Nishah


351. When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.


352. I love my stepmom. She may not have given birth to me, but she has always raised me as her own.” – Unknown


353. "The acknowledgment of having suffered evil is the greatest step forward in mental health.” ― Stefan Molyneux


354. “No man is an island indeed, so as time passed, I married someone, and I had a bonus! I have a loving and charming husband and a cheerful stepdaughter. My days have been blissful and no longer lonely ever since I became a part of this little family.”


355. “It’s Monday. Life is beautiful. I will let the past go and step off into the future. It’s time to crush my goals.”


356. "You are the one thing in this world, above all other things, that you must never give up on. When I was in middle school, I was struggling with severe anxiety and depression and the help and support I received from my family and a therapist saved my life. Asking for help is the first step. You are more precious to this world than you’ll ever know.” — Lili Rhinehart


357. “Love does not limit only to those people whom you share the same blood with. Love is when you treat someone like family and choose to give that someone your everything, like how I do with my new husband and stepdaughter. I love them both so much.”


358. Happy birthday, my darling stepdaughter! I may not be your true father, but I vow to always protect and love you!


359. This quote has become quite popular in 12-step and recovery communities, and for good reason. Although it is difficult to track down who exactly Lacey L is, her insight helps explain why so many cling to their addictions. Those who haven’t dealt with addiction struggle to understand why simply stopping is so challenging.If you love an addict, you may be frustrated by their self-destructive behavior. Despite best efforts, they continue to use.


360. “A daughter will follow in her mother’s footsteps. Make sure to set a good example.” – Elizabeth George


361. “What Descartes did was a good step. You have added much several ways, and especially in taking the colours of thin plates into philosophical consideration. If I have seen a little further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.”


362. “Love is taking a few steps backward maybe even more… to give way to the happiness of the person you love.”


363. A stepmother’s love is unique. She continues to love her bonus children selflessly despite knowing that she will never be the priority in their lives.” — Unknown


364. “From the moment I became a stepmother, my purpose has been to love and protect these children with everything I have.” ―Unknown


365. “If you are facing a new challenge or being asked to do something that you have never done before don’t be afraid to step out. You have more capability than you think you do but you will never see it unless you place a demand on yourself for more. ” – Joyce Meyer


366. “As I took those two steps back. Margo took two equally small and quiet steps forward.”


367. “If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.” – Nora Roberts


368. “You never change your life until you step out of your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone.”


369. I read and walked for miles at night along the beach, writing bad blank verse and searching endlessly for someone wonderful who would step out of the darkness and change my life. It never crossed my mind that that person could be me.”


370. “Have the courage to follow your dreams. It’s the first step towards attaining your destiny.” – Nikita Koloff


371. “The best way to treat obstacles is to use them as stepping-stones. Laugh at them, tread on them, and let them lead you to something better.” – Enid Blyton


372. “I’ll always support my stepdaughter in her dreams in life. She is a bright young woman and so full of life. Her past mother might not have lived enough to see her shine brighter, but I promise I’ll be there supporting her all the way.”


373. “Successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them. They stay focused on their past successes rather than their past failures. and on the next action steps they need to take to get them closer to the fulfillment of their goals rather than all the other distractions that life presents to them.”


374. “You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.” -Johnny Cash


375. “When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.”


376. “I am a stepmother to the fullest extent.” ―Megan Fox


377. “It is with passion, courage of conviction, and strong sense of self that we take our next steps into the world.” —Legally Blonde


378. “I love you every step of the way.” – Unknown


379. “At times the world may seem an unfriendly and sinister place, but believe that there is much more good in it than bad. All you have to do is look hard enough. and what might seem to be a series of unfortunate events may in fact be the first steps of a journey.”


380. “Listen to the people who love you. Believe that they are worth living for even when you don’t believe it. Seek out the memories depression takes away and project them into the future. Be brave; be strong; take your pills. Exercise because it’s good for you even if every step weighs a thousand pounds. Eat when food itself disgusts you. Reason with yourself when you have lost your reason.” – Andrew Solomon


381. “Believe in a love that is being stored up for you like an inheritance, and have faith that in this love there is a strength and a blessing so large that you can travel as far as you wish without having to step outside it.” ― Rainer Maria Rilke


382. 82 Wishing you a year full of the right next steps and easy decisions. As always, I am just a call away for all of it. Happy birthday!


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384. “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.”


385. The journey is yours. Enjoy each and every step. – Unknown


386. “Magick happens when you step into who you truly are and embrace that which fulfills your soul.”


387. “She took a step and didn't want to take any more, but she did. ” ― Markus Zusak


388. So, he stepped into the light of the kitchen and said the one thing he knew she wanted to hear most in the world.


389. Stepmothers are more self-critical and blame themselves more than any other members of a remarried family. They tend to experience difficulty with a stepchild as ongoing, unremitting, and overwhelming.” – Wednesday Martin


390. A healthy stepmother knows that some days she’s a stagehand, somedays she’s the leading lady, and some days she’s the audience…and she plays each role with style and grace.” – Unknown


391. Now everyone dreams of a love faithful and true, but you and I know what this world can do. So let's make our steps clear so the other may see. And I'll wait for you...should I fall behind wait for me.” ― Bruce Springsteen


392. A stepparent is so much more than just a parent; they made the choice to love when they didn’t have to.” – Anonymous


393. “Take the first step. You don’t have to see the whole stairway. Just take the first step.”


394. “I love you every step of the way.” – Unknown


395. “Follow these five steps to having a incredible morning: Open up your eyes. Take a deep breath. Get out from underneath the covers. Get away from bed. five. Read my sweet message.”


396. The only steps in this house are the stair steps, and the only half in this house is the half-and-half creamer.” – Al Hodson


397. "You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.


398. “My precious stepdaughter and I may not share the same blood, but we do share the same love, and that’s the only thing that really matters in a family. And I’m glad I have her in my life.”


399. All of your hard work is paying off my friend. Congrats and cheers to the next step.


400. “She silently stepped out of the race that she never wanted to be in, found her own lane, and proceeded to win. ” – Anonymous


401. "Overcoming fear is the first step to success for entrepreneurs. The winners all exemplify that, and the hard work and commitment they have shown underlines what is needed to set up a business.” – Richard Branson


402. An obstacle is often a stepping stone.


403. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.


404. “If we hold a space for our partners to express themselves without the fear of abandonment, we’ve taken a HUGE step towards cultivating Love in our relationships.” – Unknown


405. “Lately. you have been busy beating yourself up. Instead of counting your achievements. you have been counting your failures. You have a habit of staying up too late. replaying your regrets. However. you need to step away from the past and focus on your present. because things aren’t as bad as they seem. You aren’t as lost as you think. You are enough.” – Holly Riordan


406. “My stepdaughter had a hard time adjusting to having me in the house and having me as her new parent, but I’m happy she’s slowly accepting and loving me as part of her family.”


407. Thank you for being with us every step of the way. We appreciate you for being a loyal customer. Thank you for growing with us.


408. “I don’t want my children to follow in my footsteps. I want them to take the path next to me and go further than I could have ever dreamt possible.” — Unknown


409. A good stepmom is not made, she is built. She is built by the hardships of her role, the tears she cries in secret, and by the lessons, she learns through trial and error.” – Michelle Zunter


410. “You were there for me every step of the way, and I wholeheartedly appreciate everything you’ve done for me.”


411. Step by step. Friday by Friday.


412. “Dreams can come true, but there is a secret. They’re realized through the magic of persistence, determination, commitment, passion, practice, focus and hard work. They happen a step at a time, manifested over years, not weeks. ” – Elbert Hubbard


413. People come into our lives for a reason, bringing something we must learn. And we are led to those who help us most to grow if we let them… And we help them in return… Perhaps our reason is to gather strength or courage – whatever we must do to take the next step forward on our path… As you look back upon your life… Think of the times someone was there for you just when you needed them… A hand to hold or comfort given when times were rough… Chances are that person was sent by God!” – Unknown


414. Sometimes the hardest part on the sobriety journey is just getting started. Making the decision to get help, to make real changes, and to commit to those changes is never easy. Acknowledge this important step and thank your sober friend or family member for making that life-changing decision.


415. "One thing I have come to notice in my life is that recovery for me has not been linear. It’s more two steps forward, three back, five forward, two back, so I’m always improving but there are setbacks within the improvement.” — Jonathan Van Ness


416. “I don’t want my son to follow in my footsteps. I want him to walk the path beside me and go even further than I could have ever dreamed.” – Unknown


417. “Remember that failure is just a stepping stone to success.”


418. “It was time for Pooh and Piglet to go home together. At first as they stumped along the path which edged the Hundred Acre Wood, they didn’t say much to each other; but when they came to the stream, and had helped each other across the stepping stones, and were able to walk side by side again over the heather.” —A. A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh


419. “Recovery is taking all twelve steps…over and over and over and over…” – Toni Sorenson


420. Take a step a little further towards your dreams and see them come to pass in a jiffy. Good morning, dearie.


421. Today, I encourage you to reach within and unleash that inner strength we’ve all known you to have. We are right behind you, working hard and supporting you every step of the way. Have a pleasantly beautiful morning, sir/ma’am.


422. Respect matters. When a stepmom feels respected, she'll want to do just about anything for her step-kids” — Jenna Korf


423. “I should’ve stepped in; fourth grade is no excuse. Besides. it doesn’t get easier with time. and twelve years later. when Vietnam presented much harder choices. some practice at being brave might’ve helped.”


424. “I’m struck by a few things today, most of which is the power of the invisible role model... Perhaps it’s the newfound clarity I have as a father knowing that my son will always be watching what I do, mimicking my behavior, one day maybe even following in my footsteps.” — Prince Harry


425. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. - Martin Luther King, Jr.


426. Know you can and did do it. Every year will be another big step in your path to a happy life. May your next year sober bring you much happiness and pride.


427. You have to dance a little bit before you step out into the world each day, because it changes the way you walk. —Sandra Bullock


428. It is said that with great power comes great responsibility. But stepmothers’ shoulder great responsibilities even when they have limited power over their stepchildren in terms of acceptability and trust.” – Anonymous


429. Saying thank you to clients builds stronger relationships with clients. Offering a thank you note is a precious thing that is often an overlooked step in the customer’s journey.


430. “I don’t want my children to follow in my footsteps. I want them to take the path next to me and go further than I could have ever dreamt possible.” – Unknown


431. “Trust is the first step to love.” ~ Munshi Premchand


432. "Life is a series of baby steps.” — Hoda Kotb


433. To my stepmom, you’ve always been by my dad’s side. Today, I want to honor you and let you know I’m right by your side.” – Anonymous


434. “The first step before anybody else believes it, is you have to believe it.” – Will Smith


435. 2-3 year sobriety quotes: Perhaps no recovery anniversary is more exciting than the 2nd sobriety anniversary! Feel the achievement you’ve made in recovery. Know you can and did do it. Every year will be another big step in your path to a happy life. May your next year sober bring you much happiness and pride.


436. Every breath we take, every step we make, can be filled with peace, joy and serenity.


437. Being a stepmom is not easy, but a sweet hug and kiss from the kids are all worth it.” — Unknown


438. Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life, and it is the main obstacle between you and a shitty first draft. I think perfectionism is based on the obsessive belief that if you run carefully enough, hitting each stepping-stone just right, you won’t have to die. The truth is that you will die anyway and that a lot of people who aren’t even looking at their feet are going to do a whole lot better than you, and have a lot more fun while they’re doing it. ― Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life


439. “When you focus on what works for you and what doesn’t, you step out of that comparison cycle and spiral into your real, beautiful life.” – Robyn Conley Downs


440. “Each step along the Buddha’s path to happiness requires practising mindfulness until it becomes part of your daily life.”– Henepola Gunaratana


441. Today is an important milestone, the first step towards becoming an adult. Soon, you will be driving and continue becoming the independent and thriving young woman you are meant to be. Happy Sweet 16!


442. “I suddenly made myself leave the darkness and go for it […] It was a dance of courage. I felt then. and still feel now. that I was transformed by those four steps.”


443. “How very softly you tiptoed into our world, almost silently, only a moment you stayed. But what an imprint your footsteps have left upon our hearts.” — Dorothy Ferguson


444. "Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.” —Dale Carnegie"


445. Happy B-Day, stepdaughter! Thank you for letting me be a part of your life, and calling me your second daddy!


446. “Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” ~Oprah Winfrey


447. “There is always a step small enough from where we are to get us to where we want to be. If we take that small step, there’s always another we can take, and eventually a goal thought to be too far to reach becomes achievable.” – Ellen Langer


448. ” Healing takes time and asking for help is a courageous step.” Mariska Hargitay


449. “Dear stepdaughter, I still remember the day you entered my life and forever captured my heart with your radiant smile. You enchanted me with sweetness and tenderness.”


450. I hope you step on a Lego.


451. In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or step back into safety.


452. “You don’t have to climb the whole staircase, just take the first step.”


453. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”


454. “When I step into batter’s box, the fans, the noise, the cheers, they all disappear. For that moment, the world is just a battle between me and the pitcher. And more than anything, I want to win.” – Mary W.


455. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”


456. Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress adventure.


457. Even individuals need to develop a brand for themselves …. Whatever your area of expertise, you can take steps to make people think of YOU when they think of your field.– Accelepoint Webzine


458. “Your next step will become clear the moment you bravely begin to walk towards what your heart is calling you to do.” – Unknown


459. “Anyone who falls in love is searching for the missing pieces of themselves. So anyone who’s in love gets sad when they think of their lover. It’s like stepping back inside a room you have fond memories of, one you haven’t seen in a long time.”


460. Recovery does not happen linearly. Sometimes you’ll have bad days, sometimes you’ll have setbacks, and sometimes you’ll feel so low and broken that you’ll want to give up. But if you keep taking little steps forward, you’ll eventually get there.


461. “How very softly you tiptoed into our world, almost silently, only a moment you stayed. But what an imprint your footsteps have left upon our hearts.” —Dorothy Ferguson


462. “I always tell my stepdaughter she is beautiful, but I also make sure she knows she is strong, smart, and capable, too.”


463. A stepmother’s role is sometimes difficult, but it is always worthwhile.” — Ivana Davies


464. The moment that you are willing to step outside of tomorrow, outside of needing more time, or having more time, everything becomes possible. And you may finally notice where the Buddha has always been. - Author: Adyashanti


465. “I descended the steps of this fire escape for a last time and followed, from then on, in my father’s footsteps, attempting to find in motion what was lost in space. . . . I would have stopped, but I was pursued by something. . . . I pass the lighted window of a shop where perfume is sold. The window is filled with pieces of colored glass, tiny transparent bottles in delicate colors, like bits of a shattered rainbow. Then all at once my sister touches my shoulder. I turn around and look into her eyes. Oh, Laura, Laura, I tried to leave you behind me, but I am more faithful than I intended to be!”


466. “We have come to the edge of the abyss and now it is time for a bold step forward. There is a political view that the tougher you are, the more credible you are.” – Ed Balls


467. You realize you have to stop crossing oceans for someone when that someone wouldn’t step in a puddle for you


468. “There’s no clear road map to being a stepmother.” ―Laura Brimberry


469. There is no universal approach when it comes to being a stepmom. So, let us all just do our best to encourage and help each other through it.” – Unknown


470. No matter what happens, I want my stepchildren to know that they are forever loved.” – Anonymous


471. ”Thanking God for another year of my life. I pray for God’s protection, guidance in my actions, steps, and thoughts. Above all, praying for a healthy and lucky life ahead. Happy Birthday to me.” – Unknown


472. When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps. - Confucius


473. Whoever wants to reach a distant goal must take small steps. - Saul Bellow


474. Being a stepmom is extremely tough because you are continually being tested, by the children, your husband, the neighbors, your husband, the relatives, old friends who knew the children’s parents in their previous marriage, and by yourself.” – Anonymous


475. “The first step to getting anywhere is deciding you’re no longer willing to stay where you are.”


476. “I’m so lucky that I have the opportunity to walk with you through every step of this journey. No matter what happens, I’m so proud of your strength to carry you this far. I know it’s been challenging, and I love you very much. I’m happy that I have the chance to support you.”


477. “Hiking is the only slightly less ugly stepsister of running.” – Lindy Hughes


478. Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. – Martin Luther King, Jr.


479. A stepmom is the glue that holds everything together, even when she feels she may fall apart.” – Anonymous


480. “There is an entire psychological substructure that, due to the fall, is a near-constant manufacturing of relational leveraging, fear-stuffing, nervousness, score-keeping, neurotic controlling, anxiety-festering silliness that is not something we say or even think so much as something we exhale. You can smell it on people, though some of us are good at hiding it. And if you trace this fountain of scurrying haste, in all its various manifestations, down to the root, you don’t find childhood difficulties or a Myers-Briggs diagnosis or Freudian impulses. You find gospel deficit. You find lack of felt awareness of Christ’s heart. All the worry and dysfunction and resentment are the natural fruit of living in a mental universe of law. The felt love of Christ really is what brings rest, wholeness, flourishing, shalom—that existential calm that for brief, gospel-sane moments settles over you and lets you step in out of the storm of of-works-ness.”


481. I asked God for a best friend, so he sent me a stepmom!” – Unknown


482. “You are unique. You have different talents and abilities. You don’t have to always follow in the footsteps of others. And most importantly. you should always remind yourself that you don't have to do what everyone else is doing and have a responsibility to develop the talents you have been given.”


483. “Listen to the people who love you. Believe that they are worth living for even when you don't believe it. Seek out the memories depression takes away and project them into the future. Be brave; be strong; take your pills. Exercise because it's good for you even if every step weighs a thousand pounds. Eat when food itself disgusts you. Reason with yourself when you have lost your reason.”


484. “But the Bible claims something radically out of step with its time. It claims there is one true Creator God who made everything. And the world was born, not out of conflict or war or jealous infighting, but out of the overflow of his creativity and love.”


485. Good leaders make things happen — both by taking action themselves and by motivating others to take action. The greatest leaders mobilize others to do the small and simple things that will accumulate to create great things. Having a good idea is the beginning of progress, but only by taking the necessary steps to make it happen will you and those you lead achieve success. Success comes from doing.


486. My dear stepdaughter, words can’t express just how much I love you! Happy birthday and I wish you more health, joy and laughter!


487. Happy birthday to our lovely stepmother. We are endlessly thankful for the blessings and happiness you have showered us with, and we’re proud to call you our mum.


488. Hold your head high. It takes a very special and strong woman to be a stepmom.” – Anonymous


489. I might not be the mother who gave you the gift of life, but I’m glad life gave me you as a gift. You are my stepdaughter and I will truly love you no matter what.” – Anonymous


490. “Thinking of you—and trusting that this is just a stepping stone along the path to something better.”


491. “Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges. obstacles. and less than perfect conditions. So what? Get started now. With each step you take. you will grow stronger and stronger. more and more skilled. more and more self-confident. and more and more successful.” –Mark Victor Hansen


492. “While you'll feel compelled to charge forward it's often a gentle step back that will reveal to you where you and what you truly seek.”


493. Good morning! Transform all the obstacles you encounter today into your stepping stone to achieving remarkable things.


494. ‘It is better to take many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward.’


495. “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” — Tony Robbins


496. “Thank you Veteran… For stepping forward when others step back. For placing yourself between us and danger. For serving our country. For protecting our freedoms.” —Anonymous


497. When you step into the batter's box, have nothing on your mind except baseball. — Pete Rose.


498. You are the one thing in this world, above all other things, that you must never give up on. When I was in middle school, I was struggling with severe anxiety and depression and the help and support I received from my family and a therapist saved my life. Asking for help is the first step. You are more precious to this world than you'll ever know.


499. “This one step: choosing a goal and sticking to it, changes everything.” – Scott Reed


500. “Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” —Oprah Winfrey. She would know—just look at these ironic “failures” of wildly successful people.


501. “I’ll always support my stepdaughter in her dreams in life. She is a bright young woman and so full of life. Her past mother might not have lived enough to see her shine brighter, but I promise I’ll be there supporting her all the way.”


502. Nothing in life is worthwhile unless you take risks. Fall forward. Every failed experiment is one step closer to success. — Denzel Washington


503. Where we fall are the stepping-stones for our journey. - Lolly Daskal


504. “The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want.” –Ben Stein


505. “Always watch where you are going. Otherwise, you may step on a piece of the Forest that was left out by mistake.” — Winnie the Pooh


506. “When I love someone, I love with all my heart. And that’s how much I love my stepdaughter. She’s just so sweet and innocent that I’d do anything for her and for my new family that I happily belong to.”


507. Those who have accomplished great things in the world have been, as a rule, bold, aggressive, and self-confident. They dared to step out from the crowd and act in an original way.


508. “Hiking is a bit like life: The journey only requires you to put one foot in front of the other…again and again and again. And if you allow yourself the opportunity to be present throughout the entirety of the trek, you will witness beauty every step of the way, not just at the summit.”


509. “Every charitable act is a stepping stone towards heaven.”- Henry Ward Beecher


510. “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” – Tony Robbins


511. “Happy 24th birthday to my biggest cheerleader and best friend in the world. I can’t wait to see what you do with the rest of your life. You will always have me supporting you every step of your way.”


512. Being a stepmother has worked out very well for me. I love my stepchildren very much.” — Philippa Gregory


513. "Take a step back today, look at all those beautiful things you have.. — Rick Warren


514. Now you’re a step closer to your dream and will soon be reaping the fruits of your hard work. Congratulations!


515. Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” – Oprah


516. “You may be my stepdaughter, but I’ll always love you as my own. The moment I said I do to your mother was also the moment that I vowed to be your loving father.”


517. I hope you always continue to dream big dreams and aim as high as you can. You are exceptionally talented in all you do, and I know you are destined for greatness. I also know that I will be by your side every step of the way.


518. “Beat cancer. Small steps every day.” – Anonymous


519. As one becomes physically and emotionally dependent on a substance, quitting can feel impossible. Some believe their addiction is just another example of their powerlessness in life. But this is not true. Although we can’t control everything, each day we make small but important decisions that, summed up, affect the trajectory of our lives. Realizing this can open your eyes to the fact that recovery is possible. It starts with recognizing that you have the power to choose recovery. Contacting a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center to find out about treatment options is a first step in regaining control over your future.


520. Dear son, you have grown up to be a fine young man. But we want to let you know that we will always be there for you, every step of the way and in every walk of life. We love you dearly. Wishing you a very happy birthday son!


521. “The only steps in this house are the stair steps, and the only half in this house is the half-and-half creamer.” ―Al Hodson


522. Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible. -Tony Robbins


523. “Every day, every step I take, I find myself thinking of you. You are my one and only love.”


524. "Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success."-Dale Carnegie


525. “There’s always that first step in skating, from dry ground to slick ice, when it just seems impossible. Impossible that two thin blades of metal will support you, impossible that because its molecules have begun to dance a little slower water will hold you up.”


526. “She silently stepped out of the race that she never wanted to be in, found her own lane, and proceeded to win.”


527. Can’t you see? Every step I have taken, since I was that little girl on the bridge, was to bring me closer to you.” – Arthur Golden


528. A stepparent is so much more than just a parent: They made the choice to love when they didn’t have to.” – Unknown


529. Small steps every day. Every small step counts. You might not reach your goal today but that is okay.


530. Happy birthday to the little girl who let me be her stepfather and loved me for who I am! Have the best day ever!


531. “All stepmothers need to give themselves some time to adjust in a new home, with a new family. It is okay if you don’t instantly become the children’s favorite. Be your honest caring self, and in time all will be okay.” —Unknown


532. For better or worse, step-parenting is self-conscious parenting. You’re damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.” – Unknown


533. “There comes a time when the blankness of the future is just so extreme; it’s like such a black wall of nothingness. Not of bad things like a cave full of monsters, and so, you’re afraid of entering it. It’s just nothingness, the void, emptiness, and it is just horrible. It’s like contemplating a future-less future, and so you just want to step out of it. The monstrosity of being alive overwhelms you.” -Stephen Fry


534. “Happy birthday stepdaughter, you may not see it, but to me, you are my angel from heaven.”


535. “The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you’re not going to stay where you are.” – J.P. Morgan


536. “Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.” – Dale Carnegie


537. To the stepmom who feels like you are failing. Don’t doubt yourself. Right now, it feels hard, but each day you still show up, even through the exhaustion. You pour your love into your children, even though your cup feels empty. You do the best you can, even when you think you can’t. And that dear mama is not failing. You are amazing.” – Unknown


538. All stepmothers need to give themselves some time to adjust in a new home, with a new family. It is okay if you don’t instantly become the children’s favorite. Be your honest caring self, and in time all will be okay.” – Anonymous


539. “Maybe I stepped into the skin my mother left behind and became the girl my mother had been, the one she still wanted to be.” -. Laura Kasischke


540. ‘I am a proud stepmom to an incredible stepdaughter.’


541. “Can’t you see? Every step I have taken, since I was that child on the bridge, has been to bring myself closer to you.”― Arthur Golden


542. Listen to the people who love you. Believe that they are worth living for even when you don’t believe it. Seek out the memories depression takes away and project them into the future. Be brave; be strong; take your pills. Exercise because it’s good for you even if every step weighs a thousand pounds. Eat when food itself disgusts you. Reason with yourself when you have lost your reason.” ― Andrew Solomon, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression


543. A journey, after all, neither begins in the instant we set out nor ends when we have reached our door, step once again. It starts much earlier and is really never over because the film of memory continues running on inside of us long after we have come to a physical standstill. Indeed, there exists something like a contagion of travel, and the disease is essentially incurable. – Ryszard Kapuściński


544. Happy birthday stepson thank you for accepting me and for being the son I’ve always wanted.


545. “Madness is the emergency exit. You can just step outside, and close the door on all those dreadful things that happened. You can lock them away… Forever.”


546. “Awareness is the first step in healing.” – Dean Ornish


547. “The world’s a brighter place ever since this precious girl became my own, my stepdaughter. Her innocent smile just warms my heart, and all I want to do is love her. She really means so much to me.”


548. “Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” – Martin Luther King Jr.


549. “The path to self-discovery is not a straight line. It’s a zigzag. We move in and out of awareness: one step forward, three steps to the left, a baby step back, another leap forward. A lightbulb moment might shine brightly one day, but then flicker the next. It takes work to hold tightly to a certain consciousness, to live in its wisdom. Every day, I have to intentionally maintain an awareness of my value.” ~Alicia Keys


550. “I am one year older and one step closer to my dreams. I am excited for all that this new year will bring. Happy Birthday to me.” – Unknown


551. “Life is a series of baby steps.”


552. “I can’t control your behavior, nor do I want that burden… but I will not apologize for refusing to be disrespected, to be lied to, or to be mistreated, I have standards, step up or step out.” – Steve Maraboli


553. Throughout the year, you’ll find the color to be beautiful if you just look. The next step is fin