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
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.