Tonight as I walked through Barnes and Noble on my usual lap around the store before settling in with my hot drink to get to work on, well, my me time, I passed by a shelf displaying coffee mugs. Generally coffee mugs are not something I pay much attention to. I have a handful of matching neutral brown mugs with a simple floral design at home and I’m quite content with them. Mugs with silly pictures or witty phrases is just not my cup of tea. Literally.
Knowing this I am not sure why I took the time to actually stop and look at these particular mugs, let alone glance at them. As my eyes jumped from box to box reading the black boldfaced quotes my breath caught. A quote on a coffee mug in Barnes and Noble had actually stopped me in my tracks.
This is, of course, a quote I’ve come across numerous times before, but for some reason tonight it was like Henry David Thoreau was speaking directly to my heart. Maybe it just wasn’t what I need to hear up until now. I’m not always sure of what my dreams are but with everyday that passes I find the need to live confidently and in the direction of what could be instead of just continuing down the path of what is.
It is possible to take chances, believe in yourself and live the life you have imagined.
It is possible to take chances, believe in myself and live the life I have imagined.