Favorite Quotes

Today’s Bloganuary prompt:

What is your favorite quote and why?

I have a couple (favorites are just so hard to narrow down).

Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.

Anaïs Nin

and

Be kind for everyone is fighting a hard battle.

Ian Maclaren, often attributed to Plato

I love the first quote because I’ve found it to be so true. When a friendship is forming, a new world is opening up, one you may not have realized was there. There’s something intoxicating about hope, about possibilities, about the unknown. I feel so grateful to have friendships that have spanned decades, and have evolved as our life circumstances have.

The second quote is a good reminder, applicable in just about all situations. Battles aren’t always visible. Small battles can seem insurmountable. A little bit of kindness can go a long way.