Sometimes it takes the words of others to soothe our own soul. If you’re feeling anxious or have an anxious child, write a few of these down or print them out and keep them handy.

1. “The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” ~William James

2. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” ~Henry Ford

3. “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. When I let go of what I have, I receive what I need.” ~Tao Te Ching

4. “The past has no power over the present moment.” ~Eckhard Tolle

5. “Don’t believe every worried thought you have. Worried thoughts are notoriously inaccurate.” ~Renee Jain

6. “You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” ~Christopher Robin

7. “Courage is not the absence of fear, but doing something in spite of fear.” ~Unknown

8. “Don’t underestimate the value of doing nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.” ~Winnie the Pooh

9. “Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside of you that is greater than any obstacle.” ~Christian D. Larson

10. “Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us.” ~Nicole Reed

11. “When you’re feeling anxious, remember that you’re still you. You are not your anxiety.” ~Deanne Repich