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I had another post planned today for Throwback Thursday, but I read something this morning that trumped what I had planned.

As long as I can remember, my Dad has had inspirational/motivational quotes typed on index cards and taped to his office desk.  Very cool.  One summer, I had a part-time job and to fill extra hours (ugh) I also worked at my Dad’s office.  When he wasn’t there one afternoon, I sat at his desk and connected ALL the paperclips in his drawer to each other.  A paperclip chain if you will.  I giggled endlessly imaging him reaching for a paperclip and about 50 of them would be attached to one another.  Tee hee hee.  I also remember sitting there and rereading quotes on his desk.  Quotes he frequently told us, his kids.  When I was in college, my Dad would periodically send me pieces of inspiration… quotes typed on index cards.  I grew-up loving a good quote.

THIS is the quote that felt like a hug this morning.

“I slept and dreamt that life was joy.  I awoke and saw that life was service.  I acted and behold, service was joy.”

Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941)

poet, playwright, essayist

The view while walking the dog last night.

The view while walking the dog last night.

Oh and I almost forgot.  I waited and waited for my Dad to discover the paperclip chain.  When he FINALLY did, he called me.  As annoyed as he TRIED to sound, I knew he thought it was funny…well sort of.

 

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  1. love the quote……and i used to work for my dad too…he hated when i would buzz in and say “daddy, you have a call on line 2” so he started making me call him Mr. Daddy. I learned alot about running a business from him, that is for sure…..he made everyone take 1/2 hour lunches on Mon – THur, then provided a nice lunch for everyone on Friday and let them leave early! Pops Rock….

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