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Wise Words

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” – Steve Jobs

Note to self.

Have a lovely weekend everyone!


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Wise Words Wednesday

Wise Words Wednesday | Covet Living

“The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they’re alive.” – Orlando A. Battista

I can’t tell you how much lately I’ve been thinking about how my family is not going to be around forever. Maybe it’s that my life seems to be quietly and quickly passing by like the sand through the Days of our Lives hourglass; maybe it’s because last week a friend lost his beloved mom, way too quickly.

I don’t know when this thought started creeping into my head and banging my inner thoughts like a slowly building drum, but lately I’m very aware how lucky I am to have both parents, my grandma, my favorite uncles… alive. Here on Earth to pick up the phone.

We can’t slow time; we can’t keep our parents from aging. But what we can do is tell them and those we love how much we love them. I plan to do this even more.


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