Have you ever read a quote that stuck you as so true that as you read it, you found yourself smiling and nodding your head? Or it hits you right in the heart and it brings tears to your eyes? I love that, especially when it's a little gem quote--less than two sentences. Short and sweet. I've read them in great literature, heard them in songs, seen them on store marqees or had them sent to me from this site or this site. Oh, and the scriptures have some of the best. Here's a great quote I read lately:
"Laughter is to life what shock absorbers are to automobiles. It won't take the potholes out of the road, but it sure makes the ride smoother."
And it's even better when the quote affects you in some good way. As I'm trying to write this post, my 2 and 5 year old keep turning off the computer monitor (very annoying). I'm starting to get irritated with them, but it's obvious that they just want my attention to be on them, not on the computer, hence the turning off of the screen. So how ironic it would be if after writing this quote about laughter, I didn't take this opportunity to laugh with my children (which, by the way, I often miss). So I write a few lines, the monitor gets turned off, I pretend to be mad (actually I don't have to pretend very hard), and then vent my irritation by leaving the computer do to do a little tickling.
Of course, one downside to this it is encouraging them to turn off the monitor while I'm working, since they will be expecting the scary face, sounds and the resultant tickle monster. Another is that it takes me 20 minutes instead of 10 to write this post. Yeah, oh well.
Do you have a quote that makes you smile and helps you do better? I'm always looking for more! :0) Hoorah for a good quote!