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Friday, July 02, 2010

Living Life

"Life is made up of moments, small pieces of glittering mica in a long stretch of gray cement.  It would be wonderful if they came to us unsummoned, but particularly in lives as busy as the ones most of us lead now, that won't happen.  We have to teach ourselves how to make room for them, to love them, and to live, really live."

"You are the only person alive who has sole custody of your life.  Not just your life at a desk, or your life on the bus, or in the car, or at the computer.  Not just the life of your mind, but the life of your heart. Not just your bank account, but your soul."

"People don't talk about the soul very much any more.  It is much easier to write a resume than to craft a spirit.  But a resume is a cold comfort on a winter night, or when you are sad, or broke..." 

These quotations are from a little book I recently came across, published in 2000, called "A Short Guide to a Happy Life" by Anna Quindlen.  I heard her speak last year and was so impressed, that I had to pick up this used book when I saw it.  And now it is a cherished little morsel of inspiration for me.  That is why I wanted to share some with you.

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