I love finding meaningful quotes. I feel that they are small gifts - ideas, experiences, and insights that I embrace as food for thought. I chew on the words and digest their meaning. A recent example is a quote from Pablo Picasso that I recently saw on Facebook: “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.”
As soon as I read this quote, it sparked my interest. What is my gift? Is it the meaning for my life? Have I given it away? So much food for my thoughts! I enjoyed reading and rereading the quote and contemplating why it stood out for me.
Occasionally I find words from songs that get me thinking. I like Mercy Me’s song Move. The words “I just might bend but I won't break. As long as I can see your face” fascinated me. I recently received a card from a friend with a wonderful quote from Audrey Hepburn: “Nothing is impossible. The very word itself says ‘I’m possible.”
Quotes from the Bible are especially meaningful for me. I really enjoy spending time with them. It is a spiritual practice for me. I read a piece of scripture then spend time with the words. I close my eyes and ask God to join me, if needed I ask for discernment and guidance. I just relax and digest the words finding nourishment for my mind, heart, and spirit.
As Henrieta and I prepare for our events this month, I find myself looking for inspiration in the words that I am hearing and reading. Small gifts to give away. Gifts that will nourish and inspire others.
· What are some of quotes that stand out for you?
· Do you look to them for inspiration?
· Do you share them?