Since I'm reading a shit ton of Harry Potter lately (finished the 1st one yesterday) I thought I'd give you one of those 3 or 4 Harry Potter quotes that happen when JK Rowling decides she's going to say something profound, and then says it, and then it's not really that great at all, but it stands out in such stark contrast to everything else she writes that people decide it's probably the most meaningful thing ever said and get a tattoo of it. There are several of these, gun to my head, my favorite is probably this one:
It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.
It's not really that great, but it does reflect something I like a lot: be present. I've been thinking about this since my friend Kasandra blogged about it in the summer. I guess it's really easy, especially when there's perpetually big changes up ahead, to say "I'll be happier when..." To look at the things coming and thing they're going to be the magic get-rid-of-anything-you-don't-like-in-life cure all. And that's preposterous. So I've been working on being present. On paying attention to what's right in front of my face. And I like life better that way.
PS. Think I'm lying about the tattoos? Here's 3 examples.