Keep Moving by Maggie Smith is a book full of quotes, essays, and affirmations. In Keep Moving, Maggie touches on many topics such as healing, creativity, acceptance, and starting anew. Taken from her personal experiences, she shares profound wisdom about divorce, change, loss, and life’s curveballs. Maggie’s words are words that you want to carry around with you, reminding you to live, forgive, and accept change.
Many of her passages I want to write on post-it notes and put them on my wall, under stranger’s windshields, on public bathroom stalls & mirrors. But, in the wake of Covid-19, I can only share these messages with you through the power of social media. (Maggie also shares her writing on Instagram). But regardless of how these messages are shared, these are messages we all need to hear. These are messages we’ve been waiting to hear, messages we’ve maybe once told ourselves and decided against, messages that are 100% true the moment we allow ourselves to believe them.
Keep Moving contains kind but not sugarcoated truths. Maggie Smith’s words are full of heart and wisdom. This is a book that has something for everyone. Whether you’re married, divorced, single, young or old, Maggie’s words are bound to speak to you in some kind of way. At the end of the day, we all experience the same things, even if we experience them a little bit differently. Loss, change, and pain are all an inevitable part of life, but words like Maggie’s help you deal with them.
Keep Moving is incredibly timeless. I first read this book months ago, before the pandemic and when I was hopeful about a current love prospect. I’m rereading it again when things are kind of scary and with fresh wounds after that prospect seemingly fell apart. It reads a little different this time, but, that’s exactly what makes this book so significant. Maggie’s words speak to you when you need them the most. But, if her words aren’t exactly what you need at this moment, maybe like Maggie, you can find the courage to start writing messages to yourself.
Thanks to Netgalley & Simon & Schuster for my advanced reader copy of Keep Moving in exchange for my review. You can preorder your copy of Keep Moving now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and most book stores.