Sometimes, things are hard to put into a number. We use descriptive phrases to help others grasp emotions we feel. ”I am ‘over the moon.’ with joy!” or, ”I’m broken,” are two ways of conveying very, different, thoughts. But what happens with those that can’t be quantified: the look of hope in someone’s eyes, a nod of agreement or a simple action of laying my palm into Ava’s small, but mighty hand. There are moments that cannot be multiplied enough to uncover the exact words of just how much we feel.
Earlier this week, I taped a few quotes for a radio station. While we were mindlessly chatting in-between, the host asked me, “Where is GirlmeetsGeek going to go?” My thoughts went then to the quantifiable thing I could say for I could choose anything. The moon was too close, (as it often is when I tell my daughter how much I love her to there.) Infinity was too vast. I replied simply and knew at the exact moment: I had quantified what I wanted. Because although money is important, I don’t rule my life by how much is in my bank account. And radio interviews are fantastic, but at the end of the day it doesn’t matter if I’m on the front cover or best time slot.
I quantified my future by saying, “I’m going straight to the heart.” Because, to me- that’s the farthest distance between two people. I want, what is most meaningful. Don’t you?
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness. – Dalai Lama