Monday, May 6, 2013

Words of Wisdom

So I've already fallen behind in the Blog Every Day in May challenge... shocking. In my defense, we had a jam-packed weekend, and I thoroughly enjoyed being present with my family and friends rather than spending time on the computer writing blog posts. Some things are just more important! I spent a lot of the weekend taking care of C while he recovered from his wisdom-tooth-removal, visited with L2 on Saturday evening (pedicures, Target, and Chipotle - perfect!) for what is most likely our last visit before the baby comes, and went out to dinner with the in-laws last night. Didn't get much done around the house and the laundry has piled up, but thoroughly enjoyed our weekend nonetheless.

Anyway, I'm going to pick back up with Day 6, but first I wanted to go back to Day 4 - the prompt really spoke to me, and I'd still like to touch on it!


Day 4: Favorite quote (from a person, from a book, etc) and why you love it

I've always been a "quotes" person - I love song lyrics, book excerpts, sayings and phrases, etc. I have always been a word-lover, and sometimes things just strike a cord with me. I have a long list of "favorites"!

One of my ultimate favorites is this:

"Be kinder than necessary for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."

This quote is attributed to several different people, and worded several different ways on the internet, but the gist of it is the same. I originally found this quote a few years ago when I was working in health care, and it really grabbed at my heart. It is the ultimate truth - every single person is fighting a battle. It may be harder or not as hard as another person's; it may be more important or less important, bigger or smaller. In the end, though, every battle is just that - a fight. A struggle to get by. And for that reason, it's important to remember to just be kind to people. You just never know what people are dealing with, or going through behind the scenes. Working in health care taught me so many important lessons about people and humanity and relationships, and I have found myself to be far more compassionate and mindful of other people's battles, thanks to that experience.

What's your favorite quote? 
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1 comment :

Jess Lamanti said...

One of my favorite quotes as well! So much truth to it and makes you think while talking to strangers!!