I add to it every time a quote resonates with me. I love the way quotes are simultaneously so simple and so profound. (As a side note, I think those are lovely words to describe a wedding: so simple and yet so profound.)
Today I came across a William James quote that appeals to my sense of self-agency and improvement, especially because I spent my day in a charter school for low-income students: "The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that , by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives."
As I entered into my quotes document (under the category "Living Life"), I came upon another quote that I had apparently added but forgotten. It's a quote that is particularly relevant to the wedding planning process.
The wedding planning process is a complex one. It's so full of excitement and anticipation and decision-making and compromise/consensus/conflict. It's so easy to let the Wedding overshadow your relationship.
This quote from Emily Dickinson reminds me that the months and days leading up to our weddings are just as important as the actual event. They provide us with ample opportunity to cultivate and practice love and kindness and forgiveness and patience.
Her quote is this: "Forever is composed of nows."