Monday, December 21, 2009


I need reminders a lot. I'm not talking about stuff like, "Get cat food" or "Wear clean underpants in case you are in an accident". I need the kind of reminders that keep me going through the day. Some wise person recently suggested to make flash cards with reminders on them, and to keep them around when I need motivation. So I started making a set. Many are song quotes, just because music has always been a motivator for me, but some are from books or just my own little head. Here are my personal daily reminders:
  • Be like water, don't bash into the rocks, learn to flow around them. -- paraphrased from the Tao
  • Believe that life can change, that you're not stuck in vain. -- The Smashing Pumpkins
  • Paint the world anew, find a way to open all the joy in order to alleviate the strain -- Orbital
  • I don't think of you at all. -- Ayn Rand, from The Fountainhead (you have to read it in context)
  • Anger is an energy. -- PiL
  • Hang your hairshirt on the lowest rung, it's a beautiful life. -- REM
  • We're part of the fire that is burning, and from the ashes we can build another day. -- The Moody Blues
  • Reach the stars, fly a fantasy, Dream a dream and what you see will be, -- Limahl
  • Don't dream it, be it. -- Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • It's the best day, ever! -- Spongebob Squarepants (we had this song played at our wedding)
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to make your own set of flash cards. Keep them with you. If you fee comfortable sharing, post some here as a reply to this note.

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