Happy New Year 2017!!!!! Here are some quotes to start the new year off right. I look forward this year to exciting challenges to learn from, experiences to be present in, and new people I will have to pleasure to know and meet both out and about and in the blogging/writing world online.
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“Yeah it’s a dump, but we didn’t have much choice at the time, Minnie.”
“Oh Henry, we had such good times there. It was dirty and there were too many drug dealers and thugs. But somehow we made it home alive each night. We huddled inside, afraid of every noise. But we had each other always.”
“You got used to the noise after awhile,” Henry said.
“Then we were finally done school and had real jobs. In a couple of years, we bought our first condo and I had Tracy. The condo was a much nicer place and in a family neighbourhood,” Minnie remarked.
“Life it goes by so fast,” Henry said squeezing Minnie’s shoulder gently.
“What Henry, where are we?” Minnie suddenly said. “You don’t look like Henry? Well a bit but you’re old. Why are they tearing down our apartment Henry?”
Prompt: Do you have a favorite quote that you return to again and again? What is it, and why does it move you?
Life is much like writing in ink. All you can do is read over your past and look forward to a blank page for your future that will soon be filled with words that can never be erased – Unknown
This particular quote appealed to me as I have always enjoyed writing and found myself gifted in the area of writing. I acquired this quote when I was fourteen-years-old and ‘My Space’ was the big social network. I have had it on my profile on FB for years.
The quote makes me think, and continues to make me ponder life. What I realized after thinking about this quote was that you can read over the past and remember your memories, but you don’t want to become stuck in the past. You may have had interesting events and fun times you would like to remember but there are also parts of people’s lives in the past which were painful and difficult.
For this reason, it is a wonderful gift to have a blank future in front of you, a blank page every single day of your life. You cannot change the past but you can shape your own future. There are always unknowns who will have you write things you wished you hadn’t and make you wish you’d never experienced an event. But you, as a writer of life, are the one writing in ink. You write in life what you decide, therefore, it is best write about what a terrific life you had. How you dealt gracefully in most times of hardship. Make yourself have a life you are excited to write about and look back on.
It is up to us to react to life in a way that is compassionate, caring, understanding, and helpful to others. And when life becomes problematic for us, that is the time to lean on others and write about them in your blank pages too. We all exist with the guidance of other people and their experiences in our lives. As John Donne wrote “no man is an island.” The experience of life is one we live together and that is a blessing from God.
Thanks to Jacqueline at A Cooking Pot and Twisted Tales for nominating me to do three quotes in three days. It is much easier for me to give you three quotes at once so here we go:
1. Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much. – Oscar Wilde
– how to deal with those people that annoy us so much, kill them with kindness and forgiveness!
2.I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together. – Marilyn Monroe
– The answer to why do bad things happen in my life and why do I have to suffer through this. Good things come from bad experiences.
3.Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten. –Neil Gaiman, Coraline
– We shall overcome. The monsters in life, the things that hold us back and terrify us can be beaten.
4. An extra but oh so important – Our God isn’t shallow. Our God doesn’t call us to shallow, and He knows that sometimes with a phone call, a ran stoplight, a routine blood test, or a sonogram, we can be thrown into the deep end. He is there in the deep end with us. –Jennifer L. Lane
– Trust in God, have faith in him, He will bring you through every storm in life. And He will one day bring you home to a better place.