Hey Everyone! I was sitting at my computer this morning with a headache and a Pepsi and wondering what I could post about. Reading through the Freshly Pressed tips and hints, I saw one that sparked me. The writing prompt asked what my favorite quote is and why, so I decided to share that here.
My favorite quote is one often heard and shared but the author is unknown. There are many speculations and guesses and one I think to be true, but no proof as to which, if any, are the correct explanation of the author for these words of wisdom. My favorite quote is this:
“Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but rather the moments that take our breath away.” ~ Anon
There are many variations of this quote, many people claim to be the author and so forth and so on. However, the meaning is the same and it would not be more appealing to find out who wrote it or where it came from. This quotation is my life map. It guides me and grounds me when I need to be rooted.
What does it mean? To me, it means that we can live to be 100 and breathe millions of breaths in that lifetime, but in the end, it doesn’t matter. What matters is the lives we touch and the person we are. How do you treat people? Are you mean and callous with the feelings of others? Or are you sensitive and kind? Those who know me well know that I joke and tease a lot, but they also know I would do anything for those that are close to me. I would give my jacket in a snow storm to someone I love and then my pants and socks to someone else. I am fiercely loyal to those I love and I love many.
At the end of our lives, it does not matter if we’re 20 or 85. It matters that we shared our hearts with others and took the time to let them know they matter. Because everyone deserves to feel like they matter, to know that they are important and to feel special. Everyone in this world has something special about them that is worth sharing. Yes, everyone.
This quote also reminds me to think about the moments in my life that were amazing. That first second when I held each of my children for the first time. When someone said something to me that was amazing. When I did something nice for someone and saw their tears of joy. That’s what it’s about. Those moments that fill me with love and joy.
The power of words is amazing. Our words have a huge affect on those around us, whether we always know it or not. Careless words are damaging and hurtful, while kind words are uplifting and inspiring. Our words have the power to save a life or damn it.
This quotation reminds me that what I do matters, what I do affects others and they are counting on me to be uplifting and inspiring.
Do you have a favorite quotation? If so, post it in the comments below. I will pick my favorite 5 and those people will get a free goody. Nothing big, but a cool sticker, a neat card or bookmark or something. 🙂
Have a wonderful day and remember to share your heart with others and make each breath count.