321 Quote Me – Being you, Only You

The lovely Rory, whose blog, if you don’t know it, is an absolute must read, has tagged me in a quote challenge, the subject being ‘You, Only You’. I love inspirational quotes so I am more than happy to play along with this one!

The lovely Rory, whose blog, if you don’t know it, is an absolute must read, has tagged me in a quote challenge, the subject being ‘You, Only You’. I love inspirational quotes so I am more than happy to play along with this one!

You wouldn’t worry so much what others think of you if you realised how seldom they do

This first quote from Eleanor Roosevelt is, for me truly enlightening; we worry so much about what others think without realising that they, in turn, are probably doing exactly the same thing. In reality, 99.99% of the world won’t give us, as individuals, a second thought and the other 0.01% love us for who we are, which brings me to my second quote:

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According to the rules I am now supposed to nominate 3 other bloggers to take on this challenge but I’m doing to leave this one open because looking for quotes that make us feel good about ourselves is something we should all do every once in a while isn’t it?

Lisa x

 

321 Quote Me: Courage

The lovely Rory, a guy called bloke has very kindly tagged me for this quote challenge; if you don’t know Rory, he’s a super guy and I know he’d love to meet you so why not pop over and say hello! 

The lovely Rory, a guy called bloke has very kindly tagged me for this quote challenge; if you don’t know Rory, he’s a super guy and I know he’d love to meet you so why not pop over and say hello!

I chose the quote “Courage doesn’t always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying “I will try again tomorrow” because I think that people tend to associate the word ‘courage’ with heroes; people who are almost super human. However, for me at least, courage is often quiet and unassuming; it is people who have, seemingly, insurmountable problems but still manage, somehow to find a smile or a word of encouragement for someone else. It is all too easy to give in to our problems and the challenges that life throws at us, it take courage to stand up and say ‘this is not going to beat me’.

The second quote I’ve chosen is this one:

321 quote me courage 1 Simply because I believe that our society is being irreparably damaged by ‘mob mentality’ which is being driven by a desire to conform. It seems as though people, especially on social media, will add their sheep like bleats to abhorrent commentaries just to be seen to be conforming to the latest politically correct trends. I have far more respect for someone who will stand alone but makes his point nevertheless than someone who repeats the opinions of others without real understanding or a genuine belief.

I now have to nominate 3 bloggers to take up this challenge and I’ve chosen:

Darren The Arty Plantsman

Billy at Good to be Alive Today

Brian who resides at Bonnywood Manor

If anyone else would like to have a go please feel free, I think this is a great prompt for a quote challenge!

Have a super day one and all

Lisa x

 

 

321 Quote Me! – Creative Writing

Once again, I stood still long enough for someone to tag me and this time it was the master of the one word prompt and all round great guy, Fandango. If you haven’t come across this before it’s a fun challenge and, like all challenges it has it’s rules:

Once again, I stood still long enough for someone to tag me and this time it was the master of the one word prompt and all round great guy, Fandango. If you haven’t come across this before it’s a fun challenge and, like all challenges it has it’s rules:

  1. Thank the selector.
  2. Post 2 quotes for the dedicated Topic of the Day.
  3. Select 3 bloggers to take part in ‘3.2.1 Quote Me!’

A huge thank you to Fandango who has provided the inspiration for a number of my recent posts and whose own work is a constant source of entertainment; do pop over and visit, I am sure you’ll get along famously!

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My first quote is from a writer who scared the living daylights out of me when I was a teenager; there is nothing quite like being terrified by a truly brilliant author is there? Now, as a slightly battered 52 year old, I can appreciate the wisdom in his words and in this quote in particular as it resonates with me so strongly. WP, and all the amazing people who reside therein, has been a life-line for me..

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How true is this!? There is no way on earth that I could sit down with other people and tell them about the ideas that meander their way through my mind but it’s the easiest thing in the World to put them down on paper. I don’t know about you but writing is an enormous release for me and a way to set my ideas free from their prison of insecurity.

At this point I should be nominating 3 others to pick up and run with this but writing is something that we all do and I think that we all have quotes that motivate us or keep us going when it seems like all the words have dried up so I’m going to throw this open to everyone :O)

Lisa

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321 Quote Me – Knowledge

Good morning one and all! Today I am being challenged! Don’t worry, I won’t be dueling at dawn or anything; this is in response to 321 Quote Me Created by A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip! Huge thanks to Rory for presenting me with this challenge, I hope that I can do it justice!

Good morning one and all! Today I am being challenged! Don’t worry, I won’t be dueling at dawn or anything; this is in response to 321 Quote Me Created by A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip! Huge thanks to Rory for presenting me with this challenge, I hope that I can do it justice!

Osho Knowledge

This quote is from Osho, an Indian Guru who gained huge popularity in the USA. I have listened to his talks, on and off, for the last couple of years and find them hugely inspiring. He speaks very slowly and deliberately and with an enormous amount of common sense. He changed my view of life, not so much in a spiritual way, but more I was encouraged to look at things more simply and not over-analyze……

PLato KNowledge

What a wise man Plato was! Isn’t this quote just so true? How many times do we put forward our opinion without being totally sure of our facts just because we feel passionate about a certain subject? I know I have more than once, what about you?

So there you have it, my two quotes and now I am just left with nominating 3 others to take up the challenge:

John over at The Sound of One Hand Typing

Billy at Good to Be Alive Today

Stella at Stella’s Place

I hope that you guys with have fun with it!

Have a great day everybody!

Lisa x

3.2.1 Quote Me! Challenge

A huge thank you to the lovely Darren over at ArtyPlantsman for nominating me for this challenge. I am a huge fan of his blog, which is always hugely entertaining, but also of Darren himself who welcomed me to the WP family when I first started blogging with open arms. He is one of those rare people who genuinely have a kind and gentle soul and I am proud to count him as a friend.

A huge thank you to the lovely Darren over at ArtyPlantsman for nominating me for this challenge. I am a huge fan of his blog, which is always hugely entertaining, but also of Darren himself who welcomed me to the WP family, when I first started blogging, with open arms. He is one of those rare people who genuinely have a kind and gentle soul and I am proud to count him as a friend.

The 3.2.1 Quote Me! Challenge was created by Rory from A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip! (who blogs in an “entertaining fashion” about his journey through life with his beautiful dog K9, and makes a priority of sending good vibes to other bloggers and acknowledging them). Every day he picks a topic, posts 2 quotes and nominates 3 bloggers, who in turn have to post 2 quotes on that topic and nominate 3 bloggers of their own.

Rules: 3.2.1 Quote Me!

Thank the Selector (Thanks Darren, virtual hugs on way)

Post 2 quotes for the dedicated Topic of the Day

Select 3 bloggers to take part in ‘3.2.1 Quote Me!’

Note: Although this is the topic for today there is no specific deadline to it, meaning you can answer as and when.

The topic is: ADVENTURE

My first choice is a quote from Helen Keller who faced challenges in her life that most of us would struggle to imagine and yet she had an amazing and awe inspiring zest for life. I’ve only begun to realise in recent years that living life spontaneously and taking risks is absolutely the best way to feel really alive!

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The second quote is from Charlie Chaplin. I identify with it in ways that I cannot really explain; it both moved and inspired me, as did the man himself.

I hope that you liked the quotes, thanks once again to Darren, and now I’m going to pass the baton over to 3 of my newest followers (thanks guys :O)) and fingers crossed they take the challenge:

Zeba Juveriya

Tanay Style’s

Sunsets Sunrise

Have a great Sunday everyone

Lisa x

Quote Challenge: Final Day

Accepting that we are ‘powerful beyond measure’ is impossible for most people, we have so many ingrained fears and doubts that we hide behind walls which protect us and imprison us. If we are weak, give up or don’t even try we will be in good company and everyone will say ‘don’t worry, you’re only human’, if we reach for the stars there will always be someone trying to pull us back down to earth. What if we don’t look back, what if we shake off the negativity, the fear, make ourselves completely vulnerable and open to what life has to offer? Who will stop us then?

So, this is my last day of the quote challenge which has really been fun so thanks again to  Nina over at The Cozy Pages.  I came across this quote when it was used in an inspirational video that was sent to me when I was really struggling just after the death of my husband. My brother emailed it to me and urged me to watch it; I can’t remember his exact words but it was along the lines of ‘you have faced the hardest thing that you have ever had to face, nothing will ever be that difficult again and, in time, you will be stronger because you didn’t give up’.

I watched the video many, many times and I want to share it with you now:

None of us will ever know how strong we can be until strong is all we can be

Accepting that we are ‘powerful beyond measure’ is impossible for most people, we have so many ingrained fears and doubts that we hide behind walls which protect us and imprison us. If we are weak, give up or don’t even try we will be in good company and everyone will say ‘don’t worry, you’re only human’, if we reach for the stars there will always be someone trying to pull us back down to earth. What if we don’t look back, what if we shake off the negativity, the fear, make ourselves completely vulnerable and open to what life has to offer? Who will stop us then?

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

 

Have a wonderful day everyone :O)

Lisa x

3 Day Quotes Challenge: Day 2

Essentially he is summing up human nature: we would like to think of ourselves as being able to take the moral high ground but, in reality, we’d really like to see our enemies fall over while we’re on the way up……

So, this is day 2 of the quote challenge set for me by the lovely Nina over at The Cozy Pages; thanks again to her for the nomination :O) Today’s quote is from Oscar Wilde, author of the incomparable “The Importance of Being Earnest” (A Handbag!?!??!), and great intellectual wit.

It was difficult to pin down my favourite quote of his as there are so many but I do love this one because it’s profound but, at the same time, amusing and slightly caustic. To say that we should forgive our enemies is a wonderfully pure sentiment but then to suggest that we do it because it will really annoy them is far more human and therefore far more relateable to those of us whose halos could do with a bit of a polish…

Essentially he is summing up human nature: we would like to think of ourselves as being able to take the moral high ground but, in reality, we’d really like to see our enemies fall over while we’re on the way up……

Hope you liked this one – last one tomorrow

Have a happy day everyone

Lisa x