I was at a meeting tonight where the conversation slid off topic (as is apt to happen in meetings) and onto the much more interesting topic of the little things we do each day to take care of ourselves. One colleague shyly admitted that each day she writes an inspirational quote on an index card and carries it in her pocket. Throughout the day she'll read it when she has the odd free moment (waiting on hold, waiting for her computer to boot up, waiting in line...there appears to be a bit of a pattern here). She also makes a point of reading that day's card right before she sets out on her daily walk (another bit of self-care). Throughout the walk she thinks about the quote and how/if it can be applied to her life.
It took a bit of coaxing, but we convinced her to share today's quote.
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are” - Theodore Roosevelt
We all sat in silence. That one quote could put the whole self-help book industry out of business.
If you have a quote that's important to you or provides you with inspiration, I hope you'll take a moment to share it in the comments.