Monday, February 15, 2010
This week I wanted to start of the week truly inspired. I'm a HUGE fan of quotes. Funny ones, silly ones, corny ones but most importantly quotes that touch my soul.
So today I'm choosing to start off my week with one of my all time favorite quotes:
"When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a way that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice."
I know it's sappy and a little cheesy. :) Oh well, I love it!
I read this quote during my Sophomore year in college and it's stuck with me ever since. I wake up everyday with the thought that I'm going to do my very best to change the life of others as well as myself for the better, somehow. Even if it's just smiling or saying hi to a stranger or treating my children or hubby to ice cream out of the blue. Of course I'd like my foot print in this world to have significant meaning so I make sure to strive for that.
I want to make sure that I appreciate everyone around me no matter who it is. Doing so has caused a few problems [being naive and trusting the wrong people] throughout the years but I refuse to let negative situations define my future. I can just take the hurt and obstacles and turn them into lessons or motivational stepping stones to push harder and go further in the future.
With that said here's to more "Sappy Mondays." :)