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Don’t Quote Me On This…

As I was catching up on some of my favorite blogs yesterday, I backtracked to pick up where I left off at Away With Words. The delightful author had accepted the Three Day Quote Challenge.

I kept reading… Hey, she tossed the gauntlet to ME, yay!  Thanks friend!

These are the rules:

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you.

Check.

2. Publish 3 quotes on 3 consecutive days on your blog. It can be your own, or from a book, movie or from anyone who inspires you.

Check.  Wait, only three?

And thirdly, the code is more what you’d call guidelines than actual rules. – Barbossa

See what I did there?

3. Nominate 3 more bloggers to carry on this endeavor.

I will.

Now that it’s my turn, how do I choose? I should start with another movie. The hub and I frequently quote movies to one another.  My favorite is whichever one is called for at the moment.  But today I’ll go with the one I quote most often to myself:

It’s supposed to be hard, if it wasn’t hard everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great.  – Jimmy Dugan

Don’t let hard stop you, Jules.

On day two Lew-Ellyn wrote, “I adore quotes. They are like one-liner life lessons… I have quotes on several walls in the rooms of my home and B&B.”

Me too, Lew-Ellyn, me too!

I have quotes all over my house.  I have a collage of quotes on the wall of the hallway that leads to the family room – right across from the lavatory.  I have quotes in the lavatory, and in my kitchen, on sticky notes in my computer, in frames on the walls of my dining room, and atop the buffet.

Soon my dining room will be filled with the bittersweet aromas of roast turkey and trimmings, of love, laughter and loss. So today I’ll share a few words from those walls:

Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting. – Elizabeth Bibesco

A single grateful thought toward heaven is the most complete prayer. – Gotthold Lessing

Few delights can equal the presence of one whom we trust utterly. – George MacDonald

George has lots of great quotes. This one is in honor of election day:

It is not in the nature of politics that the best men should be elected. The best men do not want to govern their fellowmen. – George MacDonald

Amen, brother. Happy first Tuesday in November everyone.

Oh and wait! I wouldn’t be me without quoting the Bible.

These words from Daniel 9:

As soon as you began to pray, a word went out, which I have come to tell you, for you are highly esteemed,

coupled with these words from Daniel 10:

Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to them,”

are among my favorites.  I quote them often to the students to whom I speak.

Oh to be esteemed by heaven! Oh to have my prayers immediately set angels into action! Oh to have a heavenly messenger come and explain it all to me!

Let’s all set our minds to understanding!

P.S.  If you want (or don’t want) me to toss the gauntlet your way, you have until day 3 to let me know…

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