When a quote speaks volumes
I know that many people don't get into motivational quotes.
In fact, I love it when I find something that speaks to me.
Last week via the Lovin' Life Linky, Denyse Whelan linked a very simple post that spoke volumes.
She left us with a quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on the meaning of life.
That quote up there really spoke to me.
So many quotes make me smile and give me the energy injection I need to keep moving forward, but this quote is more than that.
This quote has given me permission to keep on going.
Seems silly that a bunch of words by some dude I've never met from a time long gone could have such an impact. I guess it's because I'm off to write another book tomorrow and I have doubts - this quote just came at the right time.
When I write for children I want to make them smile.
When I write for children I hope that Charlie will win their affections.
When I write for children I want to make the world a better place.
When I write for children I hope that each book can help at least one child feel better about who they are and what they have to offer the world.
To have done all that, it won't matter so much if my books do not become the global phenomenon I dream about. To have done the above means I have succeeded.
Thanks Denyse . Thanks Ralph.
You've just taken some of the pressure off and given me another reason to smile.
Have you seen a quote recently that has spoken volumes to you?
What quotes do you have up your sleeve?