It’s taken years to actually do something about the big, blank wall that frames our fireplace.
We’ve had plenty of ideas and suggestions, but none really took until now. And now that it’s mostly done, the solution seems so obvious: writing a few quotes to remind us of what’s important:
- It is never too late to be who you might have been. – George Eliot
- Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. – Plato
- Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. – Goethe
- Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real. – Thomas Merton
- Comparison is the thief of joy. – Theodore Roosevelt
- Remember that not getting what you want is often a wonderful stroke of luck. – Dalai Lama
- I came to live out loud. – Emile Zola
- With our thoughts, we create our world. – Buddha
But the wall says more than the words. It’s a statement about me: that I’m more confident about my skills, more willing to put myself out there, and more able to accept the results.
By the way, I’ve already had one request: Sam’s favorite quote from Dune. “Fear is the mind-killer…I will face my fear, and when it moves through me and around me, there will be nothing left. Only I will remain.” – George Herbert
Do you have a favorite I’ve missed? There’s still room for more…