by Melissa Kline
Quotes...They're everywhere! You see them in magazines, art, motivational posters, greeting cards, knick- knacks, movies, clothing... and anywhere else words can be stamped. Quotes have become trendy accessories for our social media personas and maybe even our identities. So what is it about these little nuggets of wisdom (or not) that are so intriguing?
These micro blurbs pack a big punch! They resonate with something inside of us that we can't quite find the words for ourselves or have forgotten about. Quotes give us a voice to express our true essence. Most of the time we like to borrow quotes from other people, but I wonder...have you ever quoted yourself?
You don't have to be a movie star or historical figure to have a quote... just be YOU! Most quotes come from beliefs, insights and experiences. What are you passionate about? What do you strongly believe in? What message do you want to share with the world? Or with your peers?
Your quote is about you. It doesn't have to be motivational or all knowing — it just has to come from your authentic self. Turn your interests into words or stand up for something you believe in. Your quote can be simple, complex, funny, interesting, quirky, or maybe it won't make much sense at all. Get creative and have fun. That's what it's all about!
Is there a quote brewing inside of you? It may take awhile for the right words to reveal themselves, but once you have that perfect combination — one that expresses your über-awesome self — be proud of it!
Share your masterpiece with friends. Stick it on Facebook under "favorite quotes" and encourage others to create their own quotes, too. There's something really neat (and inspiring) about seeing your words between quotation marks and a "~" before your name.
Embrace your awesomeness! You never know who you might inspire with your words.