In high school my mom and I began this odd and beautiful exchange of quotes via email. I had just opened my first email account (I don’t remember the address but I do know it was very teenage angsty). I’ve been out of high school a while, but I’ve kept every quote we shared. They are saved in a text file that now lives on my Google Drive. The only information I never thought to save were the dates we sent out quotes.
The first quote my mom ever sent me is one I’ve read hundreds of time and still makes me smile. It from Mark Twain, and I’m sure you’ve seen it too:
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” -Mark Twain
I hope to share more quotes over time.