Inspirational quotes have helped me through some extremely difficult times. When I lost everything I owned a few years ago, and was humbled and horrified at the turn my life had taken, I had to find a way to ease the pain, if only for a little while. So I began to tape quotes all over my home. I put them on my refrigerator, my bathroom mirror, even on the steering wheel of my car. Every day I could read the motivational quotes to help me through the mess my life was in.
Very few, however, ever touched me like the one below:
And every day, the world will drag you by the hand, yelling, “This is important! And this is important! And this is important! You need to worry about this! And this! And this!” And each day, it’s up to you to yank your hand back, put it on your heart and say, “No. This is what’s important.”
~ Iain Thomas
What a powerful reminder! Now my life has been rebuilt, I am surrounded with love and happiness. Actually, it’s the same love that was always there but I had lost sight of it. A love of friends and family and a supportive husband who wouldn’t give up on me.
So as I go from my computer to my phone to my tablet each and every day, trying to keep up with all the emails and texts and everything else that is thrown my way, this quote is a strong reminder to just STOP! A reminder to look up from that screen, look around, and smile at the people sitting beside me. A reminder to take time for the important things that truly touch my heart.