3 Quotes Challenge

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“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
― Dr. Seuss

Too often I focus on the sad at the end, the goodbyes and farewells, the end of a fun trip or adventure, instead of being glad that it happened at all, and focus on the positive “glass is half full” side, So, this quote is a good reminder to do just that!

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“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
― Maya Angelou

This quote really made me stop and think. So much emphasis is put on “saying something great,” or “doing something fantastic.” But what people actually remember, and what stands the test of time, is how you made them feel. That’s what sticks with them.

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“No one can tame the tongue; it is a restless evil and full of deadly poison. With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the likeness of God; from the same mouth come both blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be this way. Does a fountain send out from the same opening both fresh and bitter water? Can a fig tree produce olives, or a vine produce figs? Nor can salt water produce fresh.”
– James 3:8-12 (NASB Bible)

This is a sobering reminder of the affect our words can have. I know I’ve said things I regret, more than once; it’s too easy to do. Words have power, and they can be used to do harm or to heal, to show anger or to show love. It’s up to each of us how we use them. And while no one can fully control the tongue and its emotions, we can choose to do our best each day to be kind to others and to be a good example.

What are some of your favorite or inspirational quotes? Share with us in the comments.

If you would like to do this 3 Quotes Challenge on your blog, Facebook or anywhere else, then consider yourself TAGGED! 🙂 All I ask is that you link back to this post’s URL somewhere in your post.

Thank you to the wonderful Candice Coates and Summer Xingsings for tagging me for this challenge!
THE RULES:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Share three quotes for three days in a row, one on each day. (I opted to do this in one post since I don’t daily blog.)
  3. Nominate three bloggers on each day. (I’m leaving this open and tagging all of you readers!)

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20 thoughts on “3 Quotes Challenge

      • Seriously!? I’ll have to actually go back through my emails. I gotta be honest. I have been avoiding my email box. I can’t keep up with all the newsletters and blog posts. They are overwhelming my inbox and making it difficult to find actual regular emails. :/ Crazylife for sure!

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        • I have days like that too! Know the feeling. 🙂 Does your email separate the blog posts and newsletters from regular emails? It might only be on computers that Gmail does this (not on mobile devices), but it has separate tabs for regular, social, and news/stuff, and that has been a huge help for me in finding the emails I want to find right away.

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  1. All three are great quotes, E. I agree with the Dr. Seuss one – it’s important that we remember to enjoy the journey, not just focus on the destination or the end of something. And I’ve never heard that Maya Angelou quote before… but Wow. Powerful, wise, and very true.

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  2. Thanks for these good and timely reminders! Words are powerful tools because of how they affect emotions. I’ll try to dwell more on these three quotes as I go about my week.

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