"The trick of it, she told herself, is to be courageous and bold and make a difference. Not change the world exactly, just the bit around you. Go out there with your double-first, your passion and your new Smith Corona electric typewriter and work hard at … something. Change lives through art maybe. Write beautifully. Cherish your friends, stay true to your principles, live passionately and fully and well. Experience new things. Love and be loved if at all possible."
- One Day, David Nicholls
I read One Day about a year ago. The novel stuck with me for many reasons (no spoilers!), but in particular because of the above quote, which kind of serves as a beautiful life mantra. Figurative hands up if the slow move into spring each year makes you a little more reflective about your role in the world. Can't just be me, right? ;)