I recently posted this photograph on Instagram. Subsequently, I shared it via the #InstaLinky hosted by Mummy in a Tutu. Today I was surprised to discover that I had been chosen as the featured Instagrammer of the week!
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Twenty years from now
There are people who don’t believe in inspirational quotes. But for me, any words that make to stop and think are worth reading. They are worth taking on board and they might just mean something to you.
This quote hit me quite hard. It’s so true. It seems to be human nature to focus on the disappointment of failure rather than the happiness of success. When I’m 58, our children will be all grown up and doing their own things (I hope), I want to be able to look back and smile. I want to be able to remember the things we did and have no regrets that we could have done or tried something that we didn’t.
I have to admit that I took Levison’s word for it that this was a Mark Twain quote. My research tells me that although he is commonly attributed to it, there’s no actual evidence that he wrote it. If you want to find out a little more about this check out quoteinvestigator.com.
Nevertheless, I love the quote. It did make me stop and think and it has had an effect on me. Whoever wrote it – thank you!
Thanks for reading