St. Thérèse said...
"May today there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others. May you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content with yourself just the way you are. Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us."
I love this! It hangs on my living room wall and speaks to me on so many levels, both personal and professional. However, I've not really before thought of it in terms of my writing life and don't know why. Every sentence and thought applies extremely well. Struggles and rejection require peace within. Every now and again, one needs affirmation that he/she is where he/she is meant to be. We, as writers, definitely must believe in the possibilities and gifts we have and certainly should celebrate those gifts afforded us. I just realized how very applicable it is to all walks of my life as I was reading my sign. If you haven't read this before, I hope you love it as well.
Are there specific quotes that speak to you and help govern your life, writing or otherwise? I'd love to read them!