Monday, 9 July 2018

30 Day Writing Challenge 9/30: Words of Wisdom

Day 9: Post some words of wisdom that speak to you

When I was a child, I read a lot of Roald Dahl. And when I say I read a lot of Roald Dahl, I mean that I got a collection of his books for Christmas one year and spent the rest of the day reading them all, and then the whole of the next year re-reading them over and over again.

Ugh, I used to be so good at reading. What happened? Oh yes, the Internet happened.

But out of all of his books that I have read, the one quote that I will always remember is from The Twits, and if you know even the slightest thing about Roald Dahl and Instagram-worthy quotes, you know exactly what that quote is.

'A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.'

Seriously, how lovely is that? Probably one of my favourite quotes of all time, and the one I'm most likely to hang on my wall surrounded by fairy-lights in the future. Maybe it's because I value genuine smiles so much, and I always appreciate it when I see somebody's positive aura and attitude shining through. It makes me feel a little better about myself too; I may not be overly happy with my appearance, but I know that I look and feel best when I smile.

(Sorry that this post is a short one. Or maybe you're glad that this post is short because you're sick of the long posts that go nowhere, in which case, you're welcome. I've spent the best part of twelve hours in the back of a car on a journey from the south of England to the north-east of Scotland, and I'm not feeling particularly inspired right now as a result of that. Glad that I'd already begun this post before we left for England last Friday! Looking forward to an early night tonight and getting back into the swing of things tomorrow.)

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