You have probably noticed that I have a thing for quotes. I stumble across them everywhere, anywhere. Books, magazines, the internet, the spoken word or more, I cannot escape me.
In my mind, a quote is not simply attributable to famous or notable figures. The best quotes are those that cause you to stop what you are reading and ponder them. They speak to you. You connect with them, in some cases, for obvious reasons, and in others, for some inexplicable one. It returns to you again and again.
I happened upon this quote while reading a fiction book, “The Taking,” by the writer Dean Koontz. Fiction or no, it struck me as a reminder of both how to live our lives, and how not to do so. I hope that it holds a life lesson for you, too.
“The dance of life occurred not yesterday or tomorrow, but only here at the still point that was the present. This truth is simple, self-evident, but difficult to accept, for we sentimentalize the past and wallow in it, while we endure the moment and in every waking hour dream of the future.”
During this pandemic, Please keep you and your loved ones and family safe.
“Rise and shine. I’ve always held such fondness for that sweet old phrase. As though we are all little Suns. As though we are all someone’s day.” ~ Beau Taplin
During this time, which few of us has ever experienced, please be safe. By taking preventative measures, we are keeping ourselves safe, as well as others. This is our opportunity to show love and compassion to those around us. Take care not to forget those who live allow, especially the elderly, the sick, and those who suffer from mental health conditions. Each of you is a Sun in someone’s life. They need us now, more than ever. You are in my thoughts and prayers.