During my college days, we would find a quote on the board which we would see everyday before setting about on our floors. Soon we began to look out for it. It was interesting and a good way of setting about the day. So around 6-7 months ago, when I got a chance ( board), I recalled those moments and started writing a quote a day, most weekdays. At first it was exciting and easy and a good conversation starter for a new person. It also was good to see people stop by and read them. Later it seemed tougher, you don't feel as equitable each day and not all quotes are appropriate everywhere. But slowly I realised it helped me the most. No matter what else was happening, I was bound to start the day with a positive or at least interesting thought and that definitely set a better tone for the day.
When you read quotes everyday, you do tend to develop some of your own reflections also. Here are some reflections of the past 6 months:
Only the graceful and open hearted deserve apologies.
Too much and too little time are both equally deadly.
In the age of texts, there lies a tiny tale within the original undeleted texts and the final ones that actually 'qualify'.
Many come in for chatter but the ones who mean to stand by you, stay for the silences
Just like on diving in the sea takes some time to get bearings, in the same way, after being wordless, it takes a while for words to come again.
Don't count the minutes, makes the minutes count ( ok this exists in the form of days but I find it more appropriate for minutes)
Life is about those stolen "just happy moments" that come in between those "so hectic moments"
Gathered leaves wear coats of endless colors, each one painted by time (I think I wrote this but this written a long time ago so only 90% sure)
Some of the greatest memories have no photos, no status updates, just a satisfaction of a moment well lived.
Just like our technological devices, we also need rebooting at times. Sometimes it's ok to pause, reflect, smile and then restart.