We built our 2nd annual “Quote Wall” at the beginning of December. You can see last year’s here.
Every week I find a quote that inspires, teaches, is funny or speaks the truth well, and put it on our bulletin board in the kitchen.
We then read that quote at Family Home Evening and discuss what we think it means. On the back of the quote is always a little note from me to the kids expressing my thoughts and love to them. I also blog about the quote every Monday.
It is one of my favorite “weekly” CDF traditions! I love quotes, the simplicity of some, the depth of others. My clients know me well enough to know I often use quotes, analogies and metaphors to explain things. I am known for this!
At home now we often turn to quotes – even the kids do. We think in quotes! Often someone will hear something and say to me, “that’s a great quote for quote of the week!” Or they will hear about a situation and say “that’s like that quote we had a couple of weeks ago!”
Every December, I take all the quotes of the week from the year and put them up on the kitchen wall surrounding our quote bulletin board. Everyone then goes and chooses their favorite quotes from the year and marks them with their initials.
Faves this year:
Leah : I always can’t decide! : “Good is the enemy of best“, “Success each day should be judged by the seeds sown and not the harvest reaped“, “Carpe Diem” and of course my next year motto “When it is all said and done, you will discover it was never random“.
Rob: “No man has a good enough memory to make a successful liar.”
Gabe: “A bad attitude is like a flat tire, you can’t go anywhere until you change it.“
Zandra: “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.”
Zach: “The bad news is time flies, the good news is you are the pilot.”
Josh: “Good is the enemy of best.” Tied with “Carpe Diem.”
Sam: “Don’t be a shark, be a fish.”
When the quote wall went up, Zach came in the kitchen so excited to see it! “I love this”, he exclaimed. He’s pretty passionate when it comes to anything we do as a tradition. We were talking about quote of the week and somehow the direction of the conversation turned to me promising that even when everyone was grown and moved on out, I would still send them a quote of the week.
That’s a lot of wisdom that we will gain over the years!
Do you have a favorite quote?