" Enjoy the little things. "
A friend the other day asked about my progress on filling my pint-size diary with short sayings EARLIER POST HERE. I was happy to report that I'm having fun keeping an eye out for simple quotes to include in my 2022 Collection. Some days it's easy to decide—I'll find something right away that jumps out at me. I also find, with the myriad of great sayings coming across my path everyday, there are occasions when it's hard to narrow it down to only one. But I do. Selection always has to do with that two-sided coin—what we choose as opposed to everything else we do not choose. I remember reading an author who thought it worth paying attention to both what we choose to include and what we leave out. Both can reveal things about ourselves and what we deem important, or not. In the case of choosing a pint-size quote, I remind myself in that decision there is no right or wrong. I sigh with relief.
We are all bombarded with information coming at us from every direction that, as the old saying goes, has a tendency to go in one ear and out the other. With barely a chance for even a ghostly imprint left on the mind. So, my aim in this venture is to make myself stop long enough to notice the one thing that stands out from the rest. The one line that expands my mind, thrills me, makes me LOL, causes me to listen with my heart a moment before moving on with the day. Letting the rest peacefully go by.
On that note, here is today's post Five on Friday. It includes this week's quotes and a glimpse of Spring in photos that caught my eye on Pixabay.
Monday - On Humility
True humility is not thinking less of yourself;
it is thinking of yourself less.
Attributed not to C.S. LEWIS, but to RICK WARREN
Tuesday - On Writing
You're always building a habitation in your prose,
A place from which you speak to the reader . . .
who are you? That's a question every piece needs to answer.
VERLYN KLINKENBORG, Several short sentences on writing
Wednesday - On Life
Our life is a short opportunity
to say yes to God's love.
Thursday - On Choices
Kindness is in our power
even when fondness is not.
Friday - On Writing
Don't dream of getting published—
dream of writing a beautiful book,
whose existence is helpful,
for its compassion, truth, humor.
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Wishing you a beautiful weekend.
1. Top photo by Brenda @ It's A Beautiful Life
2. Photo by Mabel Amber from Pixabay
3. Photo by Olga Oginskaya from Pixabay
4. Photo by Pasja1000 from Pixabay
5. Photo by Congerdesign from Pixabay
6. Photo by 165105 from Pixabay