Words of Wisdom...

10/28/2008 02:23:00 PM Posted In Edit This 1 Comment »
My friend Elizabeth is a collector of quotes. She loves examples of good writings, good quotes and heartfelt words and keeps them in a quote library. Read her story here - Good Writing. I already emailed her and explained it was her fault that I was now a collector of quotes. If I think about it, I already was a collector of quotes but it never occurred to me to write the good stuff down. Every once in a while a good one comes along and I'll jot it on a sticky note for future reference, but not in an actual retrievable format like when I referenced Dr. Dworkin in August, and that was only because I googled it.

Anyway, I have two very poignant (at least to me) things that I've read over the last two days. The first one is from the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and after my recent blogs on unhappy/happy times or good days/bad days, I thought it very, very pertinent.

"Maybe happiness didn't have to be about the big, sweeping circumstances, about having everything in your life in place. Maybe it was about stringing together a bunch of small pleasures. Wearing slippers and watching the Miss Universe contest. Eating a brownie with vanilla ice cream. Getting to level seven in Dragon Master and knowing there were twenty levels to go. Maybe happiness was just a matter of the little upticks - the traffic signal that said 'Walk' the second you got there - and downticks - the itchy tag at the back of your collar - that happened to every person in the course of a day. Maybe everybody had the same allotted measure of happiness within each day. Maybe it didn't matter if you were a world-famous heartthrob or a painful geek. Maybe it didn't matter if your friend was possibly dying. Maybe you just got through it. Maybe that was all you could ask for."

The second is not so deep but also extremely pertinent to me - especially if you've ever been privvy to my Sunday night blues....

"You know you've chosen the right career by how you feel Sunday night." ~Old Adage

I'll probably post more as I find them - they seem to pop out at me now that I've been thrown into the anal retentive English teacher trait pool with Elizabeth.

"Smile - it increases your face value and makes people wonder what you're up to." ~Author unknown.


Elizabeth said...

Misery loves company. Or is that "craziness" loves company? :)

I love the new blog colors!