I have kept books full of my favorite quotes since I was a teenager. Any words I liked, were meaningful to me, taught me something or changed my state of mind…I wrote down and keep in books.
Now Cheryl Strayed has perfectly explained the reason why I’ve kept these words close to me for so long in her new book, Brave Enough.
“…I believe in the power of words to help us reset our intentions, clarify our thoughts, and create a counternarrative to the voice of doubt many of us have murmuring in our heads-the one that says, You can’t, you won’t, you shouldn’t have. Quotes, at their core, almost always shout Yes!”
I shared her awesome words above and these quotes about gratitude in my yoga classes this week. Thank you Cheryl Strayed!
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People. People important to you, people unimportant to you cross your life, touch it with love or carelessness and move on. There are people who leave you and you breathe a sigh of relief and wonder why you ever came into contact with them. There are people who leave you and you breathe a sigh of remorse and wonder why they had to go away and leave such a gaping hole. Children leave parents, parent leave friends. Acquaintances move on. Friends love and move on. You think of the many who have moved into your hazy memory. You look on those present and wonder.
I believe this is all part of a master plan. People move in and out of our lives, and each leaves his mark on the other. You find you are made up of bits and pieces of all who ever touched your life, and you are more because of it, and you would be less if they had not touched you.
So far this is who I know that I am...
I am a Spanish teacher (lucky enough to teach grade K-8!) living in the Chicago area. I am a yoga alliance registered and certified yoga instructor. I am pursuing MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) certification and simply happy to be alive to write this and share with others.
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