Are you a person that likes or dislikes an inspirational quote?
I’m generally not a person that goes for these, or to have affirmations written up reminding me to show up and be thankful for my life. I do have other ways to acknowledge this and I love it when I have moments where I need to pinch myself because a feeling of clarity and wonder catches me off guard. These moments are often in nature, be it the stunning beauty of a perfect flower, a tree that stands so still and majestically with a wind testing its stability, or the crunch and crackle of autumn leaves that are dying in preparation for the next season of life to come around.
Alongside these joys and experiences in nature, I will often jot down some words or a quote that somehow shakes my attention.
Words that someone has thought were useful for the world, sprayed on a wall, used as a slogan, written in a card or just picked up along my day.
Some of these include –
Seek the wisdom of the ages but look at the world through the eyes of a child. (Ron Wild)
Always forgive your enemy, nothing annoys them so much. (Oscar Wilde)
Arguing isn’t communication, it’s noise. (Tony Gaskins)
Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud. (unknown)
Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly. (Unknown)
Live life as if it’s rigged in your favour. (Rumi)
Do not be sad, as god sends hope in the darkest moments. The heaviest rains come from the darkest clouds. (Rumi)
There is a voice that doesn’t use words, listen. (Rumi)
The trouble is you think you have time. (Buddha)
Every day I miss you and it still hurts like the first day you gained your wings. (Unknown)
And on a humorous note;
“If you can’t get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you’d best teach it to dance.”(George Bernard Shaw)
“Any day above ground is a good one” (Motto of the National Museum of Funeral History in Austin Texas)
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