We have been challenged by Janet of The Cat on My Head to participate in a Quote Challenge. I love quotes, as they can offer comfort and inspiration. So, I accept this challenge.
The quote that I live by is, “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” I first read this quote by the philosopher/poet Friedrich Nietzsche when I was a teenager. I have personalized it, as many do. Throughout my life, these words have helped me forge through many difficult times and situations.
I love the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi. There are many words of wisdom that he has given us to follow. One of my favourite quotes by Gandhi is very simple. “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” If each of us kept that in mind and heart we would all benefit in lasting ways.
I keep another quote by the wise Mahatma Gandhi on my blog footer, with an image of Maggie and Chloe Jo. Please notice my footer to see how powerful this quote is. This quote is one that I feel is deeply important to all who share this planet. Gandhi said, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
There are many more quotes that come to mind and speak to me. Some inspire me, some humble me. I have tried to learn from the many teachers that have been given to me in various ways. Some of these teachers have come to me through books. Many have been proven through time and experience, such as religious leaders and spiritual leaders. Others have been in my life for a specific purpose, such as school teachers. Yet, I have learned much from relatives and friends, too. I think of their words often as I go through my daily life. Some of these words are sage advice for a lifetime while others make me laugh long after they were said.
When I started my blog, I shared a quote once a week. I have been thinking of doing that again. Time and circumstance change my direction, whether I like it or not. However, I am trying to get back to a routine and schedule with my blog and my writing. I am only human. A favourite quote that illustrates this perfectly is from the author Augusten Burroughs, “I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.”
The rules are of this Quote Challenge are:
*Thank the blogger who nominated you.
I want to thank Janet of The Cat on My Head. She is a warm and wonderful person who shares words of wisdom and inspiration with the help of The Kitties Blue. Thank you, Janet, for all that you do and for always being there.
*Post three of your favorite quotes.
I have posted four that immediately came to mind.
*Nominate 3 bloggers and challenge them.
I now challenge these three bloggers to share quotes that speak to them:
*Cheryl of Life in a Canned Ham
*Les of Ink Interrupted
*Patricia of Patricia's Place