I was typing away the other day, lost in a world of words, punctuation and verb tenses. My eyes left the screen momentarily, landing on a quote scribbled and taped to my desk. I stopped and breathed in its wisdom,
“Look at God
Looking at you…
Anthony de Mello
I smiled. For one brief moment, God and I just sat together. Not doing. Not accomplishing. Just enjoying each other’s company.
Today I sat back and looked at the wise words of others decorating (or cluttering) my writing space. I thought I would share some of the wisdom with you that inspires me:
“If you chase two rabbits, you will not catch either one.”
a Russian Proverb
“We must all suffer one of two things:
the pain of discipline
or the pain of regret and disappointment.”
“Spare moments are the gold dust of time.”
“Do what you should do,
when you should do it,
whether you feel like it or not.”
prayer before anything else
or there isn’t anything else.”
“To pray is to touch God and let God touch us.”
“You say grace before meals
But I say grace before the concert and the opera,
and grace before the play and pantomime,
and grace before I open a book,
and grace before sketching, painting,
swimming, fencing, boxing,
walking, playing dancing
and grace before I dip the pen in the ink.”
G. K. Chesterton
Do you have a favorite quote that you keep near you for inspiration?
Jean Wise says
What a great quote. I think I need to add this one to my writing space. Thanks Martin Luther!
“The devil hates goose quills, and doubtless he has good reason, for ready writers, by the Holy Spirit’s blessing, have done his kingdom much damage.” Martin Luther as recorded by Charles Spurgeon.
Its an excellent reminder to use my blogger superpowers for the good 😉