In my paper calendar, monthly view, I write quotes across the top.
I do think about this throughout the month, but I never go looking for a quote to write. If a month slips by without one, so be it.
This year I have a couple quotes from people I know, things said on Facebook. And one quote from myself. It struck me the same way all the quotes do, and so it became the quote of the month. It strikes me as a little obnoxious now, to have written a line and my own name in such company, but it's there and so it stands.
Here's what stuck with me in 2013:
January: Now is the time to know that all you do is sacred... Now is the time for you to deeply compute the impossibility that there is anything but grace. - Hafiz
February: I felt once more how simple and frugal a thing is happiness: a glass of wine, a roast chestnut, a wretched little brazier, the sound of the sea. Nothing else. - Nikos Kazantzakis
March: Always give without remembering and always receive without forgetting. - Brian Tracy
April: Lighthouses don't go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining. - Anne Lamott
May: If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun. - Katherine Hepburn
June: Patience is enjoying and giving thanks for the moment you're in. - Liz Rizzo
July: Our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world as being able to remake ourselves. - Mahatma Gandhi
August: New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings. - Lao Tzu
September: Here's what impresses me about Diana Nyad: not that she finished, but that she started. That I can use. - Karen Maezen Miller
November: Feeling thankful for my obstacles, challenges, sadness, so I can kick my own ass and blow through my self-imposed limitations. - Heather Vescent
December: I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. - Charles Dickens
For 2013, after 8 years of the same monthly calendar in differing shades of leather, I bought a new calendar from Barnes & Noble. It's covered in flowers and paislies and butterflies, and so far it matches my mood going into this year perfectly. Sometimes we think recovery is over, but then we realize it was still working its way through and out. 2014 finds me blooming again.