Quotable?

I have the good fortune to be writing copy for a really delightful web-based company whose product is perfect for moms like me. Currently, I’m both collecting and writing inspirational quotes for their use. It’s fun work, and hilarious at times–in my brain. Especially when I write lines myself that are supposed to sound incredibly wise and timeless. Seriously though, this is right up my alley. My favorite proverb is Japanese and it’s been on my Facebook page and tucked away in an old post on this blog for a while: “Fall seven times, stand up eight.” Yes! That just fires me up! I have the complete pleasure of sifting through wisdom and getting paid for it. I get to let my highest self take over and come up with words that sing. But my mind can’t help but wander sometimes. Here are a few of my so-called “original quotes” that didn’t make the cut (i.e. they came to me and I mentally deleted them immediately, preventing them from being typed into my crudely formatted Word doc):

Get it done. Even if it’s a complete disaster.

Dinner cooked and not cleaned up is better than starving your family.

A snack in time saves a meltdown.

Go outside of yourself, and your home. It’s boring inside sometimes.

A tantrum is just a toddler’s way of teaching you about adversity, and the value of sanity.

You don’t know your worth of until a two-year-old hurls their disgustingly expensive glasses at you.

Be one with the mess. A dirty dish never killed anyone. Except maybe due to food poisoning in the instance that it was used again without washing, which of course you would never even think of doing.

Possiblity lurks in every corner. You either seek it out, or miss out. Or, while looking for it you get sidetracked and spend an hour using the handheld vac to eradicate dust bunnies, hunched over like a maniac never pausing to realize that you could have done it in five minutes using the “real” vacuum.

Time is but an illusion. Unless you’re the mother of a toddler, in which case it’s both non-existent and precious beyond words.

Farsighted toddlers like to keep their mothers near.

A missed nap is but a drop in the ocean of frustration.

The all-encompassing love of a child squeezes the heart and the brain. Take breaks.

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About amberhj

Mom, writer, worrier. And a stubborn idealist nonetheless.
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3 Responses to Quotable?

  1. Jenny says:

    These are frickin’ HILARIOUS. I think you should write a book containing these quotidian insights, it would be very zen and also very Georgette from Mary Tyler Moore (if anyone remembers her).

  2. Jessica says:

    Love the dust bunny one!

  3. Krista says:

    Time is but an illusion. And the last one are my favs!
    Thanks for the mental health time out – much needed tonight!

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