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Monday, January 28, 2008

Thought for Today



Twenty years from now

you will be more disappointed

by the things that you didn’t do

than by the ones you did do.

So throw off the bowlines.

Sail away from the safe harbor.

Catch the trade winds in your sails.

Explore. Dream. Discover.

--- Mark Twain


9 comments:

Eve said...

I like that quote. Thank you for sharing it. It's mostly true, but there are a few things that I did 20, 30, even 40 years ago that disappoint me. I knew better. The big disappointments are those things that were left undone.

lucy said...

that's the quote that has me headed to paris next month. yippee!!!

Karen said...

Oh yes--this is a quote we should keep posted in prominent places!

storyteller said...

Eve – I keep this one in front of me to remind myself to step out of my comfort zone so I won’t be sorry down the line for the things I didn’t do.

Lucy – How exciting! How long will you be there and what will you be doing? My sister and I spent a week in Paris in 1967 and it was wonderful to see all the paintings and buildings we’d read about in books. I’m sure you’ll have a marvelous time and will look forward to reading about it (and seeing pictures perhaps) on your blogs.

Karen – I couldn’t agree more. It’s so easy to fall into comfortable routines and miss out on opportunities as they arise.

Hugs and blessings to you all!

yertle said...

I love this. Life is too short to always put your dreams and happiness on hold.

storyteller said...

Yertle - I couldn't agree more, and that's why my home is filled with such reminders for it's too easy to become complacent when all is going smoothly and panicked when challenges arise. Wisdom is all around and it's good to remind one another of such things.
Hugs and blessings,

The Other Ivy said...

The image for Listen to the questions could be an illustration for this quote, too!

I am glad I followed you over here today. Thanks for your response to my posting.

TheOtherIvy said...

Live the questions, that is.

storyteller said...

Ivy – Ah yes, you’re so right! I’m glad Kelly provided the link that led me to YOUR blog and that you found your way here. It’s nice to meet you in this virtual world, and I look forward to visiting whenever time permits.
Hugs and blessings,