‘put your hand on your heart,’ the old man said.
‘inside you, there is power,
there are ideas, thoughts that no one has ever thought of,
there is strength to love, purely and intensely, and to have someone love you back -
there is power to make people happy, and to make people laugh -
it is full of compliments, and the power to change lives and futures.
don’t forget that power and don’t ever give up on it.’ ✨
- a t t i c u s
I was looking up quotes from Secret Life of Walter Mitty (because it’s an amazing movie) when I came across this article “The Hidden Meaning Behind the Secret Life of Walter Mitty” and I was intrigued (click bait sounding, maybe, but I still clicked so 😂). If you’re like me, you watched the movie and thought that all those adventures and putting himself out of his comfort zone were what made him grow, but the article challenged that. He had what he was looking for the whole time. If he had been present in his life instead of daydreaming of what could be, he may have realized that to begin with, he didn’t have to go anywhere at all. Though it’s fun to go to crazy places, it’s not necessary to being the best you you can be. So instead of quoting about living by the ABC’s of adventure, bravery, and creativity, I’ll quote the article, “What ever path you’re on, you’re exactly where you need to be.”