Cheers, my friends!
It feels good to type wordpress.com and actually log on using my username and password. It feels even better to click “new post”. (:
For a while, I’ve been struggling with the idea of whether or not my writing actually reaches anyone. Last night, however, I came to the realization that whether it does or not doesn’t really matter. I started this blog for myself. To share my thoughts and ideas. If someone happens to enjoy it as a byproduct, then great! Welcome, settle in and share your thoughts in the comments section. Know you are appreciated.
Today I am writing about two quotes that have become meaningful to me in the last years.
Quote 1: I can’t remember where I got this quote from. I have it written down in my “quotes” notes on my cell phone and come back to read it from time to time. I like it because it gives me comfort in knowing that losing friendships, changing jobs, or just change in general is a normal and a healthy part of life. We shouldn’t find despair in any stage of evolution of our lives. Change is normal. Staying the same is not. We by nature are evolutionary.. nothing will ever stay the same. There’s comfort in knowing that.
“You’ve already lost a lot of friends in the past few years because your life is changing so much, but you’re going to lose more over the next few. But that’s a good thing.. if all your friends stayed the same that would mean that none of you are evolving or doing new things. It hurts to say goodbye to people, but it’s even worse to always stay the same.”
Quote 2: Anyone who reads this quote can understand why I like it. Simply put, we are going to die anyway, so, why not just give it our all in everything we do? Even if we might come across as foolish. Who cares! I like this quote because it debunks any self-doubt thoughts. Which, btw, there are a lot of those on a daily basis. I have many goals in life. And, sometimes, I feel stupid for wanting to reach those goals. The real question here, is, why not dream big? We only have one life and we are all headed to the same place. Make your time on earth worthwhile, and “do not go gentle.”
“One can live at a low flame. Most people do. For some, life is an exercise in moderation (best china saved for special occasions), but given something like death, what does it matter if one looks foolish now and then, or tries too hard, or cares too deeply?”- Diane Ackerman
Much love always,