(photo from www.philosophy.com)
It's funny how things work sometimes. Funny because sometimes we know ourselves too well, and it makes us laugh when we realize how often we set ourselves up to realize the important stuff. It's almost as though we intuitively sense something and cling to it, only to realize how wonderful it is years later.
That's how I feel about how strongly I've been drawn to the product, company and idiom above. I love the company Philosophy for many reasons, but primarily because their packaging is so fantastic. Each of their product lines are emblazoned with inspirational sayings and quotes--so great that I find myself buying things just to enjoy the inspiration. The products aren't so bad, either.
One of my favorites is the "Grace" line. It smells fantastic, but mostly I love what's written on the bottle.
"How you climb up the mountain is just as important as how you get down the mountain and in living life, which becomes one big gigantic test followed by one big gigantic lesson. In the end, it's all comes down to one word: grace. It's how you accept winning and losing, good luck and bad luck, the darkness and the light."
It was today that I realized this quote has been proudly displayed on the bulletin board in my office for the past 3 years. Only today that I realized just how fitting it is and how funny it is that I was drawn to this idea then only to realize how important it is now. Funny.