Yesterday, my desk calendar showed the below:
” Progress in life, business, or any project comes through taking initiative and continuing to press on with new strategies,concepts, and plans. The original momentum isn’t enough to keep you moving forward. Your progress will grind to a halt unless you refill your engine of inspiration with the fuel of fresh ideas. “
My desk calendar shows me the right quotes on the right days just when I need someone to tell me what I must hear. Its like we have a conversation, I ask and the calendar answers.
I picked up the desk calendar from a dear friends desk, without asking. She never asked for it back. Perhaps, she and the calendar didn’t share the same friendship. Whenever I would jump over to her desk, I would keep flipping the pages of this calendar, reading different quotes, watching the pictures on it, I would get so lost. One fine day, I picked it up in my hand, I could not leave it there. I knew there was something.
Its been months now, and I knew there would be some change. The change that would leave me alone, silent, self-absorbed.
And so, the calendar tells me, “I am with you. I will guide you through. I will answer your questions. You need advice, flip through me day after day. I will show you beautiful pictures of the gardens, birds, flowers, snow, hills, waterfalls, fruits. ”
We get pretty close.
My desk calendar gives me a “high-five” when I figure out the right solution to a problem. And when someone just pounces on me, my calendar says “ignore!! be calm, don’t lose your mind!” 😉
Sometimes, while I am so busy completing my work, trying out different methodologies, searching for new code & better ideas, and by the end of the day when I’m all worked up mentally, I look at the calendar that seems to be still fresh as it was in the early morning. Still energetic, quoting high, showing up a pretty flower. A sense of breath.
If there is something I truly admire, Its the silent conversation between a living and a non-living thing-yet-so-lively.
Do you also have a non-living thing so close to you that fills your heart?