Monday, March 17, 2014

Monday Motivation

One of my favorite bookmarks I keep on my web browser is this quote site. I'm not even quite sure what the name of it is, Think Quick? I also can't remember how or when I found out about it. Some days (usually in the afternoon slump) I can use a good kick of motivation to get through the rest of the work day. I'll open the site, see what I get and click through until I find something that resonates.

A few weeks ago this one came up, and while it's quite lengthy I loved everything about it. I know I've posted about this before, but it's hard to try and fight the urge to plan and prepare for every moment in life and head into an event or trip feeling unprepared. This is a lesson that needs to continually be drilled into my head and I'm thankful for Mr. Young who can be a tornado of disorganization that helps to set me straight when I get too far into the details.

If I had my life to live over, I would dare to make more mistakes next time. I would relax. I would limber up. I would be sillier than I've been this time. I would take fewer things seriously, and I would take more chances. I'd take more trips; I'd climb more mountains and swim more rivers. I would eat more ice cream, and fewer beans. I would perhaps have more actual troubles, but I'd have fewer imaginary ones.

You see, I am one of those people who lived sensibly and sanely, hour after hour, day after day. Oh, I've had my moments, but if I had it to do over again, I'd have more of them. In fact, I'd try to have nothing else -just moments - one after another instead of living so many years ahead.

I've been one of those persons who never goes anywhere without a thermometer, a hot-water bottle, a raincoat, and a parachute. If I had my life to live over, I would start barefoot earlier in the spring, and I would stay that way later in the fall. I would go to more dances. I would ride more merry-go-rounds. I would pick more daisies.

– Nadine Stair, 85 years old

1 comment:

Elizabeth Parent said...

Such a great reminder not to take life too seriously :)