Today at work some of us took time out from the regular routine. About 50 of us laughed, worshipped, drank coffee, enjoyed great food and listened to an inspirational guest speaker.
There were many great quotes, both profound and funny, floating around, but one really made me stop and think:
Strangely enough, this is the past that somebody in the future is longing to go back to.
I'm a live-in-the-moment kind of person already, but that quote has the capacity to ramp that up a notch. Doesn't it make you want to savour "now?" Doesn't it make you want to listen; inhale; look around; slow down; sniff the air; go hug the people you love? That's the effect it has on me. I'm thankful to be living now, where I live and with whom I live.
The speaker handed out individual quotes on slips of paper and we had to choose from the many, one that we could make our own, fold the paper in half and put our name on it. Well, the little group that I was sitting with were last to get the quotes and by the time they got to us they were pretty well picked over, so that's my excuse for the one I chose:
Bored while shopping at the mall?? Make a trail of orange juice on the floor leading to the restrooms.I laugh every time I imagine doing it. Of course there is no danger of me actually doing it because I cannot imagine ever being bored shopping at the mall!
When I was tidying up the papers left behind by the departing crowd, I found a handwritten quote that I loved:
We make mistakes because we live. To not make a mistake means we have not lived. Live for the mistakes.And I end with a great piece of advice:
How to keep the workplace active: Put decaf in the coffeemaker for 3 weeks. Once every one has gotten over their caffeine addiction, switch to espresso!
Do you have a favourite quote?