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Quote discovered on NYT and USAToday bestselling author, Joan Reeves blog
I ran out of time to find a picture to use to create a quote graphic for today and stumbled upon this fabulous example of procrastination. I know technically it’s not a quote, but it fits my current dilemma.
I procrastinated too long and ended up without an original graphic.
I do that too often.
We all procrastinate sometimes.
We should Just. Do. Whatever it is.
I did finally find a picture for today with a quote.
Edie Melson’s graphic depicting Franklin D. Roosevelt’s advice on how to overcome procrastination.
I’m tacking it onto this post to remind myself not to procrastinate so long next time. And you get a two-for-one Wednesday.
Researching quotes by MLK, Jr. I found this. There were so many it was truly hard to pick just one for Wednesday quotes.
This one reminded me of what I used to tell my school age kiddos…”I don’t expect you to have perfect grades. I do expect you to do your best.”
And, now as adults, they’re telling my grandkids the same thing.
There’s truth in Mr. King’s words. We just need to be the best we can be.
This meme was created by Edie Melson. She is a fellow member of American Christian Fiction Writers and an outstanding photographer, as you can see, and one of the most generous, loving individuals I know. She posts memes on her blog for others to share and use. This is one of my holiday favorites.
I’m not sure who the Charlotte Carpenter of the quote is. Sir Walter Scott’s wife and a UK singer came up with a Google search. I’m going with Charlotte Carpenter, wife of Sir Walter. What do you think?
Whichever one said it, it’s great advice for this time of year as we hustle and bustle shopping for the perfect gifts in anticipation of Christmas Day, don’t you think?
The quote graphic comes from Azquotes.com It’s a fabulous site, easily searchable, if you need a quote.
I stumbled upon this quote by Heraclitus in a daily devotional. Its deep meaning struck a chord with me. I’m not the only one. If you do a web search of the quote you will find pages and pages of blogs and essays on the meaning of Heraclitus’ words.
Philosophy was the first course I took when I went back to finish my college degree. Ever since, I’m been fascinated by Greek philosophers like Heraclitus whose words are sometimes as timeless as the Bible. Want to read more about Heraclitus, check out this essay by Eric Gerlach
This quote is one has timeless meaning. Most people consider only the flowing river. The current moves and truly you can’t step in the exact spot twice, but the reality is we change too as time and experience flow over us.
We may think our lives remain the same, yet, like the river in Heraclitus’ quote, human life is continually changing. Every day we encounter new people who influence us and change our lives. We read books, take courses, and travel to new places. Our world is in a state of flux changing by the very fact we’re alive.
To survive and succeed, we have to embrace change and flow like a river only with new perspective.
Can you see your life flowing like a river with change?
Years after things happen, whether we were part of the event or not, we recall and react on the anniversary. Even hearing those dates or seeing those dates can trigger memories.
Today is the eighteenth anniversary of that event.
I sat at home drinking coffee in our sun room with news on TV. I stared in horror as the second plane hit towers, watching the first building burn. I didn’t turn off TV for days filled with concern that my Army Reserve husband would have to go fight whatever evil had breached our borders.
I’m sure today will stir memories for those of us who lived through the event and the days following. Others will only imagine our memories through pictures like this.
No matter what date or anniversary triggers memories for you. Let’s remember Virgil’s quote used at Ground Zero.
The picture is one I took when we lived in Colorado. The mountains and weather frequently combine to offer beautiful rainbows, both full and double. It was a lovely sight.
Douglas Pagels is an author and this quote comes from his book, These Are the Gifts I’d Like to Give to You: A Sourcebook of Joy and Encouragement. You can read about him and his books here. I thought his words tied in nicely with Monday’s Labor Day holiday.
Work is good, but play is important, too. We should take a day off, even when it isn’t Labor Day, and pick a color of the rainbow to SLIDE down!
Years ago this meme floated around in email then on other social media. I loved the elephant with the bird on his back cruising through the air. I ran across it the other day and had to share.
The quote resonated with me as much as the graphic. I found this on Edie Weinstein‘s website: “Edie discovered that the life path we traverse calls on us to become willing to be light-hearted and childlike, not taking ourselves too seriously.” Doesn’t that sound like a great life?
Think I’ll try to be more opti-mystic and focus on possibilities.