Thursday, October 27, 2011

The One Thing I know* - Blogtoberfest: de vingt a sept jours

This last week of Blogtoberfest, I am being inspired (and saved from having to think) by post ideas from others. Today's post is inspired by an invitation from 74 Lime Lane to share some favourite quotes.

I have already shared my two favourites here and another one here, but I have many different ones that inspire me. I made up a sheet that is on my pinboard next to my desk and here are my top picks.

Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle
(The origins of this quote are attributed to Plato and this wording in particular to JM Barrie)

And I love the wisdom of Maya Angelou ...

I've learnt that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on and it will be better tomorrow. I've learnt that you can tell a lot about a person by the way she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.

I know that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life. I've discovered that making a living is not the same thing as making a life.

I know that life sometimes gives you a second chance and you shouldn't go through life with catcher's mitts on both hands; you need to be able to throw some things back. I've learnt that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I know that even when I ahve pains, I don't need to be one, and that every day you should reach out and touch someone - people love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.

I've learnt that I still have a lot to learn. I've also learnt that people will soon forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Not a quote per se, but wisdom to share!

One thing, the one thing, the one thing I know
The one thing I know to be true
I'll never, I'll never wherever I go
I'll never finish loving you 
*The One Thing I know - Kate Miller-Heidke

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