Archive for the ‘Quotes’ Category
“One of the gifts of being a writer is that it gives you an excuse to do things, to go places and explore.”
-Anne Lamott, Bird By Bird
I finally picked up a copy of Bird By Bird this week, a book that has been on my reading list for far too long. It’s exactly what I needed. A reminder of why I love to write, and a reminder of what it takes to be a writer: just.keep.writing.
And exploring of course.
As the sun comes out (hello spring!) I only have one thing on my mind: I want a garden. A place to walk in barefoot. A place to plant seedlings. Grow tomatoes and green beans and cucumbers. A place to start a raspberry vine. Wild strawberries. A space to sit and drink a morning cup of coffee.
“The mind creates the abyss, the heart crosses it.”
-Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
It’s funny how when you need certain words, they come to you. My mother sent me this today – she’s good like that, having that motherly intuition to send me inspirational words when she knows that I need them. Sometimes they are her own, sometimes they are someone else’s.
And these struck a chord; a good reminder for a world where our brains are constantly spinning. Things may be overwhelming, but often all we need to do is to treat ourselves and those around us with kindness. Give love, receive love.
So with that, go spread some positivity this weekend.
I found this yesterday, and I can’t stop thinking about it. Good words, no?
“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.”
Give love. Receive love. Share love. That is what we should do today and everyday.
(I also made heart-shaped scones in celebration – they’re gluten-free, vegan and super simple – just to bring a little more cheer into a gray and dreary February day. Enjoy!)
Good words from Van Gogh that act as a the perfect reminder to cultivate beauty and color in our lives.
Via: Fresh Hues