Sunday, 16 February 2014

Words to Live By

Todays post is inspired by Write Alm's writing prompts for February.  Words have always been a big part of my life, I read with fervour as a child, loved the written word so much that I studied English Literature as part of my first degree, then became a writer as I grew through my twenties and thirties.  Now as I head towards a new decade words are as important now as they were in the past.  I still love to write and read, indulging in journeys beyond my budget in the pages of books, blogs and magazines.  The printed word should never be taken for granted, almost always adored and reguarly indulged in.  Quotes have become a big part of my life over the years aswell. From scribbling the words of Martin Luther King Jr and song lyrics onto my school folder to collecting inspiring quotes on Pinterest, my life is full of favourite quotes.  One of my favourites being 'Be yourself as everybody else is already taken'.  This is the quote I teach my children, inspiring and encouraging them to not necessarily follow the crowds.  Another of my favourites is 'Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, but learning to dance in the rain.' Probably not the best one at the moment for those suffering in flood stricken parts of the uk, including my heavily pregnant sister.  But words that hold huge meaning to me, when things aren't so great, life isn't so easy, this quote has got me through.  When I was younger it was the prayer of serenity that helped me, but I guess this quote is a modern day version of my favourite prayer.

What words do you live by? Are inspiring quotes pinned to your fridge, above your desk? I would really love to know.

Until next time, take care.

1 comment:

  1. I love collecting quotations. I did during my teen and uni years and now I'm back to it again. I love to write quotations I love out in a notebook - old school me with pen and paper. It was my love of quotations and inspiring words that led me to create the regular Inspiring Words feature on my blog -

    I love your expression - 'indulging in journeys beyond my budget'. Such a great way to describe the art of reading and it's appeal.

    Viv xo