I remember the week my uncle died. Heck, I remember the day and almost everything about it. That’s not what this post is about though. It’s about something that I keep with me almost every second of the day.
So as normal after someone in your family passes away you go through their stuff, decide what to keep and get rid of, etc. So I was there one day after school with my grandparents and another uncle and I was looking through his office with my Grandpa. So my grandpa picked up a yellow post-it note with this quote written on it :”May your troubles be less your blessings more, and may nothing but happiness come through your door”. I found out that my Uncle enjoyed writing poems and reading them, as do I. So it upsets me that I didn’t know this about him before he passed, because I love these things too, writing is a passion of mine. This poem/quote must have meant something important to him and wanted to remember it, so I kept it. I remember reading it and automatically loving it, so I instantly put it in my wallet without really thinking and the only times I’ve taken it fully out (besides now, I have it lying on next to me to read) is when I am switching my wallet. I don’t even think my grandpa meant for me to take it realistically when he said “here you go Lauren you can keep this” because my grandpa likes to joke around and I’m guessing it was supposed to be a joke as in saying here this is all you get to keep, a piece of paper. I’m not sure if he even knows I kept and have had it for over a year now. Most likely not, as he wouldn’t even remember that moment I’m sure.
It’s a quote that I love and has even more special meaning because it reminds me of my Uncle, who we suddenly lost and will always miss. It’s written in his handwriting too, so I can always remember it.
So if you ever need something to calm you down or remind you to not take life for granted and be happy with all you do. If you even just need a pick-me up quote this is what helps me. Maybe, just because it’s from my Uncle who meant a lot to me (definitely one of the reasons) but also because I love it. Something about pulling it out of my wallet and reading it calms me and puts a smile on my face.
If you don’t even like this quote, maybe you can write your own favorite quote down and keep it with you so you can read it when you’re having a bad day. I can almost 100% guarantee it will help ease you. I would recommend keeping it in your wallet because you almost 99.5% of the time will have it with you, you never know when you’ll need money or your license. Even if you’re just at home, then you’re wallet will be there too, so a wallet is a good idea, or even just written on your wall or mirror at home.
So remember: “May your troubles be less your blessings more, and may nothing but happiness come through your door”