I know I am not alone in my confession when I say that I still secretly wish for my Hogwarts acceptance letter. And I know I am not alone when my go to pick me up book is Harry Potter. It may sound absurd or childish but no Potterhead can outgrow this series. However, this post has not been written to delve into the greatness of Harry Potter. This post is to remind you that even when things go sour, even when nothing seems right, or you’re having a terrible terrible day, magic can be found. This is to recharge you and make you understand that you can are bigger, better and stronger than all your adversities. Now who could be more qualified to remind you of your power than Albus Dumbledore, the greatest wizard of all time!? So here are 5 Albus Dumbledore Quotes To Remember When You’re Down.
1) YOU WILL FIND THAT HELP IS ALWAYS GIVEN AT HOGWARTS TO THOSE WHO ASK FOR IT
You’re not perfect, nobody is. And if you feel you cannot take it anymore, ask for help. There is no shame or no weakness in asking for help. Ask your friends, family, universe to help you. And then trust, for help is always given to those who ask for it.
2) NITWIT! BLUBBER! ODDMENT! TWEAK!
Confused? So was everyone when Dumbledore says these words for his speech. Now people have started speculating the meanings of these words, but I am of the group that believes that they are weird gibberish to lighten the mood. And this is exactly what you should do. Do something weird, something meaningless, something to just lighten the mood and laugh it off. Not everything every time has to be “serious”.
3) DO NOT PITY THE DEAD, HARRY. PITY THE LIVING. AND ABOVE ALL, PITY THOSE WHO LIVE WITHOUT LOVE.
Why is it that we hate everything we do or that happens or everyone we are with when adversity strikes? This quote could not have summarised the importance of love any better. Now it may be that we’re talking about different kinds of love but nonetheless, to live without love is pitiful. Love yourself, people around you, the things you do. Love and respect things and you’ll get it back.
4) THE CONSEQUENCES OF OUR ACTIONS ARE ALWAYS SO COMPLICATED, SO DIVERSE, THAT PREDICTING THE FUTURE IS A VERY COMPLICATED BUSINESS INDEED.
You cannot possibly know for certain what the future holds (even if you’re a PhD in Divination). So why worry about it? Let it go. Stay here, look at what happens, react to it, destroy it do whatever you want. But do not worry or ruminate about the future, for that is something you are incapable of doing!
5) HAPPINESS CAN BE FOUND EVEN IN THE DARKEST OF TIMES, IF ONE ONLY REMEMBERS TO TURN ON THE LIGHT.
Life sucks, there is no doubt about it. But does it have to? You can un-suck it! Look for your light, those little tiny glimmers of hope, of happiness, of good things. Be grateful. Be light. And if darkness is dragging you down, say LUMOS and kill it. The power to say “Lumos”, to turn on the light is with you.
And there you have it. 5 quotes that can help uplift your mood irrespective of whether you like Harry Potter or not. Albus Dumbledore was a wise and great man. But above anything else, always remember that YOU, my friend are a wizard, in your own way, so DON’T LET THESE MUGGLES BRING YOU DOWN.