Something You May Not Know About Me

There is a text file on my computer that contains hundreds of quotes. I collect them the way others collect stamps or baseball cards. I've been doing this for years. When I get down or otherwise bored with life, I browse through them for inspiration. Here's a favorite:

Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who are alive. —Harold Whitman—

For this one, I have to resist the urge to shout "yes" out loud. It is so true.